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10 January 2019

Diversity of UK publishing workforce detailed in extensive survey

The number of women in senior leadership roles, representation of LGBT+ staff and representation of disabled staff are all high within publishing, finds the most comprehensive survey ever conducted of the UK publishing workforce. However, despite positive results in many areas significant progress still needs to be made around the numbers of BAME staff employed…

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10 January 2019

International intellectual property law expert Daniel Gervais to give Charles Clark Memorial Lecture

Professor Daniel Gervais will deliver the Charles Clark Memorial Lecture at The London Book Fair on Tuesday 12 March 2019, focusing on the changing role of intermediation in delivering informational and cultural goods, exceptions as the new rules, and copyright and progress. Professor Gervais is a specialist on international IP law and currently Milton R.…

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13 December 2018

New template institutional archiving agreement launched

A template for agreements between academic publishers and universities for the deposit of metadata relating to journal articles has been launched today by the Publishers Association following input from members of the Publishers Association’s Academic, Professional and Learning Publishers Council.  The template is designed to provide those negotiating such agreements with a framework for discussions between publishers and staff in the university and library sectors. It relates…

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07 December 2018

Bookselling and Publishing Industry joins together to publish new Commitment to Professional Behaviour

The first Industry Commitment to Professional Behaviour in Bookselling and Publishing (published today, 7 December 2018) has been created and endorsed by The Association of Authors’ Agents, The Booksellers Association, The Publishers Association and The Society of Authors. Download the Industry Commitment to Professional Behaviour in Bookselling and Publishing. The Principles laid out in the…

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05 December 2018

Education Publishers Conference 2018 : In case you missed it!

Written by Emma House, Deputy CEO of the Publishers Association, on Wednesday 5th December 2018. The day kicked off with discussions about the relationship between money and education standards – a contentious and often emotive issue that was stripped back to recent research and careful analysis by Professor Becky Allen, Director of the Centre for…

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30 November 2018

Parliamentary Book Awards Shortlist Unveiled

Ruth Davidson, Alan Johnson, Tessa Jowell and Yuval Noah Harari among shortlist. Shortlist highlights fight for gender equality in modern politics.  London. 7 November 2018: Ruth Davidson, Alan Johnson, Tessa Jowell, Isabel Hardman and Yuval Noah Harari are among those on the shortlist for the 2018 Parliamentary Book Awards, the only political book awards voted…

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22 November 2018

From banks to books

Maeve Dunne, Policy and Public Affairs Manager at the Publishers Association, talks about her experience of moving into the publishing sector. I work in policy and public affairs at the Publishers Association; communicating the interests of publishers to government. Prior to my role at the Publishers Asssociation, I worked in press for financial services, but…

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12 November 2018

New research outlines ‘integral role’ of academic publishing in UK

Academic publishing plays an integral role in the research and innovation ecosystem, according to independent research released today. The report, by Frontier Economics, sets out publishing’s contribution to the innovation cycle, incorporating existing research with stakeholder views. It finds that without the highly specialised and time-intensive tasks carried out by UK academic publishers, innovation may…

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02 November 2018

Publishers Association staff elected to IPA Committees

Two Publishers Association staff members were appointed to key Committees of the International Publishers Association (IPA) at their General Assembly held at Frankfurt Book Fair. William Bowes, our Director of Policy and General Counsel, was confirmed as the new Chair of IPA’s Copyright Committee and gave an address with his vision for their future work…

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22 October 2018

Outdated tax on digital publications costs £210 million a year and stunts growth

Axing VAT on digital publications could save UK consumers up to £210million and raise demand for epublications, according to new independent research released today that finds “a strong case” for zero-rating. UK readers currently pay 20% more in VAT for ebooks, ejournals, digital magazines and online newspaper subscriptions than their identical printed equivalents, which have…

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08 October 2018

Parliamentary Book Awards

Published on Monday 8th October 2018. The Booksellers Association and the Publishers Association are delighted to announce that the Parliamentary Book Awards – the only book award curated by bookshops and voted on by parliamentarians – is returning this year, with submissions opening to all UK publishers from today. The awards will be presented at…

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03 October 2018

Entries open for The London Book Fair International Excellence Awards 2019

The London Book Fair (LBF), in association with the Publishers Association, has opened online submissions for it’s sixth International Excellence Awards. The awards celebrate publishing success in 16 categories representing the best publishing ambassadors, innovative publishing, and ground-breaking initiatives in the industry. Awards are given to companies and individuals across the world and across sectors,…

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02 October 2018

EU vote paves way for UK removal of tax on reading and learning

Publishers have today called for the UK government to use new powers that would allow VAT to be removed on ebooks, audio books and online newspaper and magazine subscriptions in the UK.  At the Economic and Financial Affairs Council meeting in Brussels today a longstanding proposal was approved that would allow all member states in the EU…

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28 September 2018

Gloria Bailey on Beijing Book Fair

Written by Gloria Bailey, Overseas Trade Manager on Friday 28th September 2018. The Chinese market is undoubtedly of increasing interest to UK publishers. Those who have exhibited at the fair in recent years have seen their business in China grow significantly. One of the Publsihers Association’s regular exhibitors has seen an increase of 400% on…

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28 September 2018

Axe the Reading Tax: eVAT Freedom Day

Written by Dan Conway, Head of Public Affairs and Research. Today is a hugely significant day for UK readers. As of today, which we’ve dubbed ”eVAT Freedom Day”, the UK is finally able to end a longstanding inconsistency between the way digital and print publications are taxed. Now it is for the UK government to…

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