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24 July 2019

Summer Recess Reading List for Parliamentarians

From crime to cookery, politics to picture books, there’s something for everyone. The Publishers Association are delighted to present its 2019 Summer Recess Reading List for Parliamentarians. All the following titles have been nominated by a selection of our members, including big and small publishing houses across the country, as their recommended reading for the…

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24 July 2019

Interview with Supadu

Supadu builds websites and online shops for publishers of all sizes, worldwide. They work with university presses, trade publishers, academic and educational publishers. Supadu is offering Publishers Association members an offer of a £500 gift voucher which can be used against any of their products or services. Our first question – can you tell us…

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10 June 2019

First publishing apprenticeship launched

The Publishing Assistant apprenticeship standard, the first of its kind to cater specifically to the publishing industry, is now available to employers. Confirmed publishers who will be taking on Publishing Assistant apprentices in the first cohort, starting in September 2019, include: Bloomsbury, Cambridge University Press, DK, Pearson, Penguin Random House and Springer Nature. The training…

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10 June 2019

Consumers embrace audio for reading on the go

Convenience is key for audiobook listeners as the format becomes a ready alternative to print, according to Kantar.  The survey by Kantar, commissioned by the PA, has investigated the reading habits of UK book buyers. These findings have been released for Love Audio Week, the third annual celebration of audiobooks, which takes place from 10th…

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28 May 2019

Interview with the Society of Young Publishers

Founded in 1949, the Society of Young Publishers is a volunteer-run organisation that supports junior and aspiring publishing professionals across the UK and Ireland. We caught up with them for a quick chat. Let’s start with an easy one – what exactly is the Society of Young Publishers? The SYP is a volunteer-run organisation that…

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23 May 2019

Get a Job in Publishing Conference

We travelled to Manchester with the bks agency for a full day conference on how to get a job in publishing with the Northern Fiction Alliance. The packed programme included special guest speakers from across publishing who offer their top tip for publishing job-seekers in this short video.

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21 May 2019

Interview with Peter Phillips

Wednesday 22nd May 2019. An interview with Peter Phillips, President of the Publishers Association and Chief Executive of Cambridge University Press. What do you hope to achieve as President? In talking to a wide range of publishers about the Publishers Association before I took up my post, three priorities emerged consistently. People wanted us to…

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19 May 2019

Mental Health Awareness Week

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week. According to the Mental Health Foundation, 1 in 7 people experiences mental health problems in the workplace with women twice as likely to suffer from mental health problems as men (20% vs 11%). In the publishing industry, mental illness is the most common form of disability or impairment…

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26 April 2019

10 things you didn’t know about Intellectual Property

Written by the Publishers Association. Today, we are celebrating World Intellectual Property Day and the role that intellectual property (IP) rights play in encouraging innovation and creativity. Here are ten things you might not know about intellectual property: World IP Day is a celebration coordinated by the World Intellectual Property Office. WIPO is the global…

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12 April 2019

UK Publishing: An economic powerhouse

Transcribed from Peter Phillips‘ inaugural address as Publishers Association President at the Publishers Association’s Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 10th April 2019 at Science Gallery London.  Good afternoon everyone. I’m really honoured to be here as the new President of the Publishers Association. I’ve been lucky to have had two great predecessors in Charlie Redmayne…

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10 April 2019

Peter Phillips becomes President of The Publishers Association

Peter Phillips, CEO of Cambridge University Press, has been elected as the new President of the Publishers Association. Peter succeeds Charlie Redmayne, CEO of HarperCollins, who remains as an officer on Publishers Association Council.   The Presidency transferred at the Publishers Association’s Annual General Meeting, which took place today (Wednesday 10 April 2019) at the Science…

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27 March 2019

Charles Clark Memorial Lecture

William Bowes’ introduction to the Charles Clark Memorial Lecture 2019 The Publishers Association’s Director of Policy William Bowes opened proceedings on the day with an introduction of speaker Professor Daniel Gervais. You can read his remarks in full here. Good Afternoon to you all and a warm welcome to the Charles Clark Lecture. I am…

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27 March 2019

Accessible Publishing and the Marrakesh Treaty: Are you ready?

Published Wednesday 27th March 2019 by the Publishers Association. This year’s Accessibility Action Group seminar was held on Thursday 14th of March at the end of the London Book Fair. This didn’t deter delegates in the slightest and the seminar was a huge success—The Faculty was packed and no-one was going anywhere until they were…

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