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18 November 2015

”Textbooks Work” Says Nick Gibb at PA/BESA Education Conference

17th November 2015 Minister of State for Schools, Nick Gibb MP, has given his clearest support to date for the use of textbooks in schools.  Mr Gibb was addressing the annual PA/BESA Education Conference in Central London a year on from his controversial appearance at the same event when he challenged publishers to raise the…

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17 November 2015

Increasing quality of textbooks to be major focus at PA/BESA Education Conference

17th November 2015 The Publishers Association (“The PA”) and the British Education Suppliers Association (“BESA”) today launch guidance for publishers aimed at ensuring UK-produced textbooks are of the highest possible quality and meet the expectations of teachers and students. The Quality Guidelines, launched ahead of today’s PA / BESA Annual Education Conference in central London,…

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11 November 2015

The sneaky elision at the heart of European Copyright Reform

Richard Mollet, 11th November 2015 Reading a leaked policy document from the European Commission feels a bit like taking a peek at someone’s diary.  There is a frisson to be gained from knowing you are reading something that the writer (probably) doesn’t want you to know and there is a sense of getting an insight…

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14 October 2015

31st International Publishers Congress, 9-12 April 2016

14th October 2015   Hachette Global CEO, Arnaud Nourry and distinguished novelist, Alaa Al Aswany to speak at 31st International Publishers Congress at The London Book Fair.  London/Geneva, October 14 2015: The 31st International Publishers Congress has announced that Arnaud Nourry and Alaa Al Aswany will be key note speakers at the 31st Congress in…

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13 October 2015

Tackling Diversity: A PA Workshop

Seonaid MacLeod, 21st October 2015 At the end of September, The Publishers Association and EQUIP, in association with Creative Skillset and Creative Access held a slightly out-of-the-ordinary diversity event. We wanted to hear from the experts, discuss with a panel and highlight issues. So far, so diversity event. The event then moved on to workshop…

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13 October 2015

BBC Charter Review

Richard Mollet, 13th October 2015 The central project of the Conservative Government’s DCMS team – BBC Charter Review – passed a milestone last week, with the closing of the public consultation. Although it does not touch upon our critical policy issues, such as copyright, the digital single market or education funding, and even though we…

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02 October 2015

Film and TV pioneer Serkis wins first Cross-Industry Collaboration Award at The Hospital Club’s h.Club 100 Awards

 2nd October 2015  Actor, director and entrepreneur Andy Serkis has been awarded the inaugural Cross-Industry Collaboration Award for his achievements in demonstrating how convergence across creative disciplines can bring international success. The award, launched by the Creative Industries Council (CIC), is a new category in the 2015 h.Club 100 Awards, which celebrate entrepreneurs and innovators…

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28 September 2015

Publishers Unite to Raise £1 Million Refugee Crisis

28th September 2015 Waterstones, the UK’s biggest bookseller announces its ‘Buy Books for Syria’ campaign, with the goal to raise one million pounds for Oxfam’s Syria Crisis Appeal.   From Thursday 1st October, Waterstones booksellers will sell a selection of books by bestselling authors such as Philip Pullman, Hilary Mantel, Neil Gaiman, David Walliams, David…

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25 September 2015

Mollet to Leave The Publishers Association

The Publishers Association Chief Executive Richard Mollet will be leaving the trade association in 2016 having accepted a role as Head of European Government Affairs at RELX Group where he will be part of the global government affairs team working across their publishing, business information and exhibitions businesses.  Commenting Joanna Prior, President of The PA,…

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18 September 2015

Dealing with the (New) Labour Leadership

Richard Mollet, 18th September 2015 It is ironic that the election of Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the Labour Party is causing a more dramatic change in UK politics than the General Election result in May.  Four months ago, the ramifications of the result were relatively minor as the Lib Dems were ushered out of…

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16 September 2015

Educational Publishing: Building Minds for Tomorrow’s World

16th September 2015 The International Publishers Association’s Educational Publishers Forum have launched a new Educational Publishing Manifesto. Educational Publishing: Building Minds for Tomorrow’s World, highlights the value and benefits of educational publishing as well as making Policy Recommendations on how to ensure quality and growth in the industry.  A healthy educational publishing industry is a…

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10 September 2015

Anti-Piracy Breakfast at Frankfurt Book Fair 2015

10th September 2015 On Friday 16th October 2015 at Frankfurt Bok Fair; the Publishers Association, the Association of American Publishers and International Publishers Association will host this year’s Anti-Piracy Breakfast.        The event will take place from 08:00 – 10:00 in room “Kontakt” on C1 of the Congress Centre, during which a light…

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07 September 2015

International Literacy Day 2015

Joanna Prior , 8th September 2015 President of The Publishers Association, Trustee of the NLT and MD of Penguin General Books, Joanna Prior, discusses the importance of supporting International Literacy Day. While it may seem that every campaign and initiative now has a ‘Day’, for me, today, International Literacy Day, is one which deserves extra…

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01 September 2015

This Political Spring Promises Fresh Challenges

1st September 2015  The sun-tans are fading, school shoes are getting their first airing and policy statements are being dusted down and honed for the coming months of debate. September’s political rentrée is upon us and although it is technically Autumn there is always a more Spring-like feel to the air as we anticipate the…

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17 August 2015

The Much Anticipated British Book Design and Production Awards Shortlist

14th August 2015 The BPIF, together with Oxford Brookes University, The Publishers Association and The Booksellers are proud to announce the shortlist for the British Book Design and Production Awards 2015. With 17 categories, and a record number of entries, the annual awards remains the UK’s premiere event for book design and production.   A…

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27 July 2015

Tackling Infringement: a Game of Two Halves?

Richard Mollet, 27th July 2015 The creative industries are turning the tide against infringement, but the battle is far from won.  The IPO’s latest survey on online copyright infringement (the “OCI Tracker”, prepared by Kantar Media) is a timely reminder of the importance of the availability of legal services in the battle against piracy.  The…

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