Stephen Lotinga, CEO of the Publishers Association, looks back on 2020. 2020 was an extraordinary year. Bookshops were closed for much of it, learning became increasingly online, and many important events were postponed or cancelled.
Our Publishing in 2020 report shows the invoiced value of UK publisher sales rose 2% to £6.4 billion.
Exploring the Chinese Market is the first in our series for publishers. The session gives an overview of the market as well as the shape and size of the digital market (e-books and audio). Learn more about the region from our expert speakers on the state of publishing, distribution, retail and rights.
The economic impact of the potential new Open Access (OA) policy from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is detailed in a new report published today.
The latest findings of the Publishers Association’s UK publishing workforce survey show that while publishing continues to meet its target to employ at least 50% women in senior roles within five years, there has been little progress in its other target of increasing the ethnic diversity of employees.
The shortlist for the 2020 Parliamentary Book Awards, the only political book awards voted for by parliamentarians, has been unveiled today, including titles by David Lammy, broadcaster Iain Dale, former Sheffield Mayor Magid Magid, broadcaster and journalist Helen Lewis, and The Secret Barrister.
The Publishers Association, Pop Up Projects and House of Illustration have partnered to host five webinars which aim to support the professional development of aspiring and emerging illustrators from underrepresented and marginalised communities.
We spoke to Dan Conway, Director of External Affairs at the Publishers Association, and Catherine Etienne, Senior Associate at Frontier Economics, about what the People plus Machines: The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Publishing report tells us about AI and publishing.
Catherine Etienne, Senior Associate at Frontier Economics, writes about her experience researching and writing the People Plus Machines: The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Publishing report.