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03 July 2015

The PA Supports DCMS #CreateUK Week

3rd July 2015 As part of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport’s social media campaign #CreateUK week, The Publishers Association engaged in a variety of digital activity to showcase the phenomenal success of UK publishing and the creative sector. #CreateUK week, which this year ran from 29th June – 3rd July 2015, is a…

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03 July 2015

Getting into Publishing

Charlie Redmayne, 2nd July 2015  HarperCollins UK CEO Charlie Redmayne provides a valuable insight into what publishers are looking for when recruiting. This is a golden age for book publishing, with more people reading than ever before across an unprecedented range of platforms and devices. As publishers we bring our authors and their stories to as…

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30 June 2015

Copyright Myths Exposed

1st July 2015 Copyright and the Digital Single Market: Busting the Myths, a paper released today by The PA, exposes the major myths and inaccuracies around copyright and the digital single market.  With the European Commission and European Parliament actively considering proposals to develop the digital single market, this paper aims to highlight and rebut…

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25 June 2015

PA Launches New Way to Stay Connected to Publishing

26th June 2015 The Publishers Association has created a new service for self-employed people, either currently working within publishing or taking a career break, who wish to stay connected to the industry. PA Professional builds on the former PA Consultant Affiliate service and provides access to a wide range of opportunities for people wishing to…

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25 June 2015

Alibaba Group and China’s IPCC Strengthen Cooperation to Combat Online Infrinement

 Hangzhou, China, June 24, 2015  Alibaba Group (NYSE: BABA) and The International Publishers Copyright Protection Coalition in China (“IPCC”) today announced they have strengthened their collaboration through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (“MoU”). The MoU broadens the scope of an earlier agreement signed in August 2011. Under the new MoU, the parties will…

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24 June 2015

UK Guest of Honour at Guadalajara International Book Fair

24th June 2015 The British delegation at Guadalajara International Book Fair is organised by the British Council and will be made up of more than 150 writers, academics, artists and representatives of publishing houses. Thirty writers from across the UK will be part of a 150-strong delegation at this year’s Guadalajara International Book Fair (Feria…

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15 June 2015

Digital Uber Alles?

Richard Mollet, 15th June 2015  Sitting in the back seat of an Uber cab in New York, on the way to a discussion about digital disruption in publishing at Book Expo America last month, it was impossible not to be struck by the clear parallels between the market conditions for taxis and books.  That Uber…

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12 June 2015

The PA Comments on Nick Gibb’s Policy Exchange Speech

12th June 2015 Commenting on Nick Gibb’s speech at the Policy Exchange, Richard Mollet said: “We are delighted that the importance of textbooks and the value they bring to teaching and the classroom has been highlighted this evening by the Minister of State for Schools.  Education publishers continue to work closely with teachers and education…

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05 June 2015

Pilot Study on Remote E-Lending

5 June 2015 The remote e-lending pilot study, jointly commissioned by the Society of Chief Librarians and The Publishers Association, funded via the British Library Trust and Arts Council England (ACE) and developed and delivered by MTM London, has been instrumental in helping stakeholders – publishers, agents, authors, booksellers and libraries – better understand the…

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26 May 2015

Publishers Win High Court Support in Fight Against Infringement

26th May 2015 The High Court has today granted The Publishers Association’s application under Section 97A of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 for a blocking order against the main UK ISPs. The order applies to 7 websites which have been found to contain substantial amounts of infringing content. Within 10 working days BT,…

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18 May 2015

Call for Applications: Publishing Trade Mission to Brazil

18th May 2015   The PA and UKTI Brazil are inviting publishers to attend a publishing trade mission to Brazil to coincide with the Rio de Janeiro biennial book fair. The trade mission will visit Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo from 30th August – 6th September 2015 and will encompass a variety of arranged…

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13 May 2015

Joanna Prior elected as New President of The Publishers Association

13th May 2015 At The Publishers Association AGM today Joanna Prior, Managing Director of Penguin Books General, was elected as the association’s new President.  On her appointment, Joanna paid thanks to her predecessor, Dominic Knight of Macmillan Science and Education, and acknowledged that due to his thoughtful leadership, she was stepping into the role with…

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11 May 2015

The PA Comments on EU Digital Single Market White Paper

6th May 2015 The Publishers Association’s Chief Executive, Richard Mollet, gave the following comment on the Digital Single Market White Paper published by today the EU Commission. “The digital single market is a reality for publishing and today’s White Paper from the Commission includes some sensible proposals for extending this. “It is right that the…

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07 May 2015

Latest PA Figures Show Digital Innovation Driving Publisher Revenues

8th May 2015 – UK book and journal publishing a £4.3 billion sector  – Digital revenues account for 35%  – UK publishers performing strongly in export markets   Figures released today by The Publishers Association reveal the UK publishing industry to be maintaining its strength, diversity and innovation.  Overall book and academic journal sales remain steady…

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05 May 2015

Guest Blog: Universities, Publishing and The Government

Alison Baverstock, 5th May 2015 Coalitions, the NHS and our place in Europe (or not) seem to be emerging as the political issues of the moment, but another issue around which all the parties tend to have firm opinions, if not policies, is the role and development of higher education. So when the call went…

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28 April 2015

Books Ain’t Dead – Long Live the Adaptive Platform

Colin Hughes, 28th April 2015 ‘And what do you do for a living?’ ‘Well, I publish textbooks.’ ‘Really? That must be a struggle now you can get it all free online? … And anyway, books – surely they’ll be replaced with tablets/MOOCs/videos/games won’t they?’ That is a standard conversational exchange for most of us in…

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