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27 June 2016

Spare Room Project launches with PA

The Spare Room Project, supported by The Publishers Association, will match up aspirant publishers from outside London with publishing people in the capital, who can give them accommodation for a week.  One of the starkest challenges to diversity in publishing is the difficulty faced by those who live outside of London and have no friends…

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24 June 2016

PA Chief Executive comments on European Referendum

June 24 2016 Commenting on the result of the European Referendum, Stephen Lotinga, Chief Executive of The Publishers Association, said: “The result of the referendum must be respected, but will undoubtedly have a significant impact on the UK publishing industry.  We will work with our members to ensure that their interests are protected and concerns…

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25 May 2016

Publishers Association to Relaunch Publishers Green Network

25 May 2016 The PA is relaunching its Publishers Green Network (PCN) on Thursday 26th May 2016.  The Network aims to help those in the book industry increase sustainability and reduce their overall environmental impact.  The PCN looks at the complete process/supply chain for physical and ebooks by providing a networking/information sharing forum to facilitate…

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18 May 2016

Barr takes over as President of The Publishers Association

Wednesday 18 May 2016 Stephen Barr, President of SAGE International, has been elected as the new President of The Publishers Association.  Stephen succeeds Joanna Prior, Managing Director of Penguin General Books, who remains as an officer on PA Council.  Commenting, Stephen said: “The Publishers Association plays an essential role as the collective voice for the…

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12 May 2016

Strong year for UK publishing industry as it grows to £4.4bn

Friday 13 May 2016  New figures released today by The Publishers Association shows that the UK publishing industry is in good health with total sales or book and journal publishing up to £4.4bn in 2015. The figures also revealedthe UK’s love affair with the printed book is far from over as for the first time…

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10 May 2016

UK-China Copyright Week

By Emma House, Director of Publisher Relations 10.05.2016   The PA was privileged to have been part of the recent UK-China Copyright Week in China in which the publishing industry played a key role in a series of activities led by Dr Ros Lynch, Director of Copyright and Enforcement of the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO).…

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18 April 2016

Stephen Lotinga: the first 100 days

Stephen Lotinga, 11 April 2016 Approaching my 100th day at The Publishers Association offers an opportune moment to share my first impressions of the job and to set out some priorities for the future. In politics, where I’ve spent much of my working life, the 100-day milestone is often seen as a bellwether for future…

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08 April 2016

New Export Figures Show Global Reach of UK Publishing Industry

8th April 2016 New figures released today by The Publishers Association show the international demand of UK published material and how educational publishing remains the powerhouse of the UK publishing industry’s export business.    Total export revenues were £1.42 billion in 2015 but a combination of education, academic and ELT (English Language Training) accounted for…

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01 April 2016

PA to recruit 10,000 Reading Ambassadors by 2020 to boost literacy

1st April 2016   The Publishers Association is today calling on members of the public to share their love of reading by volunteering to become Reading Ambassadors in their local communities. The new initiative is designed to encourage volunteers to undertake a range of activities to promote more reading for pleasure, from starting a book group…

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30 March 2016

Textbooks Identified as Important to Reducing Teacher Workload

30th March 2016 The Publishers Association has welcomed the Report of the Independent Teacher Workload Review Group: Eliminating unnecessary workload around planning and teaching resources. Commenting Colin Hughes, Chair of The PA’s Education Publishers Council, said: “This important report puts a spotlight on those things which are contributing unnecessarily to teachers’ workload and highlights ways…

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16 March 2016

PA Chief Executive Comments on 2016 Budget Announcement

16 March 2016 Commenting on today’s Budget, Stephen Lotinga, Chief Executive of The Publishers Association, said:  “The Chancellor has announced a number of measures today designed to help businesses. Publishers, like other sectors, are operating in challenging times and any fiscal assistance from the government is good news.  The measures to create a more level tax…

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07 March 2016

LBF International Excellence Awards 2016: Shortlist Revealed

7th March 2016 The shortlist for The London Book Fair International Excellence Awards 2016 has been announced, with China leading the shortlists with five nominations and the USA and Australia not far behind with four each.  The awards, which are held in partnership with the UK Publishers Association (PA), celebrate success in 14 categories, representing…

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03 March 2016

The London Book Fair Announces Market Focus 2017: Poland

3rd March 2016 The London Book Fair, its UK partners the British Council and the Publishers Association; and the Polish Book Institute have announced Poland as the Market Focus for London Book Fair 2017.  The London Book Fair Market Focus programme is a key opportunity for UK and international publishers to liaise with their foreign…

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11 February 2016

PA Comments on Publication of Tickell Advice on Open Access Policies

11th February 2016 Commenting on the publication today of Professor Tickell’s independent advice to Universities and Science Minister Jo Johnson MP on the Government’s open access polices and priorities, and the Minister’s response, Stephen Lotinga, Chief Executive of The Publishers Association said:  “This report recognises the significant progress that publishers and the research community have…

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11 February 2016

PA Celebrates Placement of 500th Creative Access Intern

11th February 2016 In response to the placement of the 500th Creative Access intern, PA Chief Executive, Stephen Lotinga commented:  “Congratulations to Creative Access on placing their 500th intern. Publishing is delighted to have played a part in increasing job opportunities in the creative industries for those from BAME backgrounds.  Nearly 90 interns have now…

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