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24 April 2015

What May May Bring?

Richard Mollet, 24th April 2015 We are less than two weeks away from the general election and with the polls stubbornly refusing to betray a preference for either of the two main parties, those on the fringe are able to maintain the prospect of their presence at any impending coalition negotiations.  In one way, and…

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22 April 2015

Support Creation Support Freedom of Expression, Support Copyright

20th April 2015 The publishing sector calls on the European institutions to support a robust copyright system to foster the European creativity that goes hand in hand with freedom of expression #copyrightforfreedom Authors and publishers; writers and journalists, artists, photographers and translators, booksellers, news agents, readers and consumers are invited to sign the petition launched…

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17 April 2015

The Publishers Association Comments on the Writing the Future Report

16th April 2015  Commenting on the Writing the Future report released today PA Chief Executive Richard Mollet said: “This report highlights the urgent need to make the publishing industry more reflective of its writers and readers.  The number of people from BAME backgrounds working in publishing has increased over the past few years. However, clearly…

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09 April 2015

The PA and AAA Publish Guidelines for Contract Negotiations

9th April 2015 Members of The Publishers Association’s Trade Publishers Council (TPC) and the Association of Authors’ Agents (AAA) have agreed a set of good practice guidance for the process of agreeing contracts. Both parties had become concerned about the delays being caused in negotiating and concluding contracts which in turn was leading to a…

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27 March 2015

Reading for Pleasure Roadshow Hits Oxford

27th March 2015 The Publishers Association, members of the Read On. Get On. campaign, are calling on Oxford’s literature-lovers to take action to get children reading, as The PA’s  Reading for Pleasure Roadshow hits the Oxford Literature Festival.  Every year one in five children in England, including over a third of the poorest children, leave…

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26 March 2015

The PA’s new Copyright Infringement Portal goes live

26th March 2015 The Publishers Association’s new Copyright Infringement Portal is now live.  It has been updated to ensure publishers are better able to protect their works in the face of a huge amount of content being made available illegally on websites.  The new service has been developed specifically for The PA and is faster,…

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26 March 2015

RCUK review report stresses need for clarity

26th March 2015 Commenting on the publication today of the Review of the Implementation of the RCUK Open Access Policy, Richard Mollet, Chief Executive of The Publishers Association and member of the Review Panel, said:  “The report into the implementation of RCUK’s Open Access policy stresses the need for greater clarity in communication to institutions…

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26 March 2015

A Perfect Storm

Richard Mollet, 26th March 2015 A perfect storm is brewing in Brussels.   On 6th May the European Commission will publish its long awaited White Paper on the Digital Single Market.  This, we must hope, will provide much needed insight into the Commission’s thinking on the scale and scope of copyright reform which it believes is…

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24 March 2015

Publishing Digital Single Market already a reality says The PA

24th March 2015 The Publishers Association is today writing to all UK MEPs to raise concerns about the damage that would be inflicted on the UK’s publishing sector and wider creative economy by the European Commission’s plans to reform copyright as part of the Digital Single Market programme.  The PA is telling MEPs that by…

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20 March 2015

Our New Website

Richard Mollet, 19th March 2015 The appearance of a website is a pretty good indicator of its year of provenance, with the design cues and functionality of a site acting like annular rings on a tree stump.  It was obvious that our old site was showing its age, the colour palette and layout were decidedly…

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19 March 2015

New Look Website for The Publishers Association

19th March 2015  The Publishers Association is launching a new website which will streamline and consolidate the wealth of content from its previous site.  It will allow for greater interaction between The PA, its members and others in the publishing community, and provide information on its wide-range of campaigns and initiatives in a more accessible…

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11 March 2015

PA Guide to Copyright Exceptions Print Impairment

 The reforms to the copyright exception which came into force last year to facilitate the supply of accessible copies of copyright works, and the upcoming ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty, means this is a time of considerable change for print disabled people and publishers.   The PA, under the auspices of  its Accessibility Action Group, is…

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03 March 2015

The Case for Copyright Reform

Richard Mollet, 23rd February Those people eagerly advocating reform of copyright need to raise their game in terms of getting evidence to back up their opinions.  Those who maintain that urgent reform is not required should hold their nerve and wait to see what proposals are actually made. Stand in the middle of Brussels and…

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12 February 2015

IPA President Richard Charkin highlights priorities

Richard Charkin, 30th January Richard Charkin, the new President of the International Publishers Association (and former President of The Publishers Association) sets out his priorities for the organisation. The International Publishers Association (IPA) is a federation of more than 60 national, regional and specialist publishers’ associations.  Based in Geneva, Switzerland, IPA represents the interests of…

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15 January 2015

Winter joins Publishers Association as Director of Policy and Communications

London, 4 June 2014 –  Susie Winter has joined the Publishers Association (PA) as Director of Policy and Communications.  Working across the academic, trade and education publishing divisions, Winter will be responsible for developing and leading the PA’s work across the policy agenda as well as promoting the UK publishing industry at both a UK…

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15 January 2015

UK publishers producing world-class teaching materials

20 November 2014 Commenting on the study released by Tim Oates on the use of textbooks in English schools, Richard Mollet, Chief Executive, Publishers Association and Caroline Wright, Director, British Educational Suppliers Association, said: “We absolutely disagree that UK textbooks are not up to scratch.  UK educational publishers create world-class teaching and learning materials for…

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15 January 2015

Sieghart Report captures vital importance of public library service

18 December 2014 The Publishers Association today welcomed the publication of William Sieghart’s Independent Library Report for England. Commenting, Richard Mollet, Chief Executive of The PA, said: “The Sieghart Report captures the vital importance of the public library service and the urgent need for action to sustain it.  The PA fully supports the Report’s call…

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