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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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15 January 2015

Research shows UK leads global publishing of new titles

15 October 2014 Latest figures from the International Publishers Association show that the UK is leading the world in the publication of new titles. In measuring the number of titles published per million inhabitants, UK publishers lead the world with 2,875 new titles, over 1000 titles more per million people than the next highest producer,…

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15 January 2015

Publishing industry generates £1.2 Billion says DCMS Report

London, 15 January 2014 –The Department for Culture, Media and Sport Commenting has today published the latest Economic Estimates for the creative industries. The Publishing industry, is defined as book, magazine and newspaper publishing among others, performed very well in the Economic Estimates, and the related key findings are: 255,000 individuals are employed in the…

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15 January 2015

Publishing goes from strength to strength

13 January 2015  Commenting on figures published today by the Government which show that the UK creative industries contribute £8.8million per hour to the UK economy, Richard Mollet, Chief Executive of The Publishers Association, said: “These figures show the UK publishing industry, and the whole UK creative sector, is going from strength to strength, both…

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15 January 2015

Publishing continues to inspire creative success

London, 21 July 2014 – The Publishers Association has hailed the release of the BFI’s Statistics Yearbook 2014 as an authoritative and interesting report on the film industry and its positive impact on the UK’s creative economy. The role that the publishing industry has played in driving creative and economic success is of particular note.…

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15 January 2015

Public Library e-Lending Pilot Six Month Update

24 November 2014 The year-long pilot project, being run in partnership by the Society of Chief Librarians and The Publishers Association, into remote lending of ebooks by public libraries has reached its half way mark and some trends have begun to emerge. The pilot was set up following the Sieghart Review into E-Lending in Public…

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15 January 2015

Pan Macmillan hosts first ever Reading for Pleasure Roadshow

London 29 July 2014 Pan Macmillan has hosted the first ‘Reading for Pleasure’ campaign roadshow in association with the Publishers Association at its offices in London’s Kings Cross, offering anyone from across the business a paid day per year to make time for working with and supporting literacy charities. The Publishers Association’s ‘Reading for Pleasure’…

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15 January 2015

PA/BESA Education Conference to explore impact of recent changes to education policy

07 November 2014 Following a period of significant change in education policy, The Publishers Association’s third annual Education Conference, in partnership with the British Educational Suppliers Association, will explore the impact of these changes on teachers, schools, assessors and publishers.   Delivering Quality in Changing Times comes one term into the teaching of the new…

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15 January 2015

PA Comment on appointment of Dame Gail Rebuck to the House of Lord

08 August 2014 Commenting on the appointment of Dame Gail Rebuck to the House of Lords, Richard Mollet, the Chief Executive of The PA said: “This peerage is a richly deserved honour.  Dame Gail Rebuck’s work in promoting adult literacy with the founding of Quick Reads, her support for booksellers as a driving force behind…

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15 January 2015

PA calls for stability and cooperation in IP framework

London, 30 September 2014 – Appearing on a panel with IP Minister Baroness Neville-Rolfe at Conservative conference, PA chief executive Richard Mollet called on a future conservative government to stop the carousel of reviews into the IP framework and work with industry to ensure children understand the value of creativity and intellectual property. “We know…

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15 January 2015

One Third of Publishers’ Revenues are Digital

London, 2 May 2014 – The Publishers Association Statistics Yearbook 2013 (PASY) published today highlights how the revenues from books and academic journals in the UK stand at £4.7 billion, with £1.5 billion (29%) of these being derived from digital services. In the UK’s £3.4 billion books market, digital and physical shares are at a…

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15 January 2015

New Officers Appointed by Publishers Association

London, 23 May 2014 – The PA has announced the appointment of new Officers with Dominic Knight, Chairman of Palgrave Macmillan appointed as President, and Joanna Prior, Managing Director, Penguin, as Vice President and Treasurer.  Knight previously served as Vice President under the new Past President Nick Fowler, Managing Director of Elsevier, while Prior previously…

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15 January 2015

Horne joins Publishers Association

08 January 2015 Brean Horne has joined The Publishers Association as its new Policy and Communications Executive following an internship at the BBC.  Brean is a law graduate from Sussex University and comes to The PA via Creative Access which provides opportunities for paid internships in the creative industries for young people of graduate (or…

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15 January 2015

Government announces it will continue to fund the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU)

23 October 2014                                                                                                                                                                           The Publishers Association strongly welcomes today’s announcement by the Government that it will continue to fund the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU).  Commenting, Richard Mollet, Chief Executive of The PA, said: “As partners with PIPCU in their fight against online IP infringement we are delighted to hear its funding is secure…

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