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PA's PR 19th August 2015

PA's PR 19th August 2015

19th August 2015

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Publishing Shows Lowest Levels of Illegal Downloads

Publishing has demonstrated resilience against illegal ebook activity in the latest IPO Online Copyright Infringement Tracker. The report showed that of the 20% of UK internet users who confessed to accessing works illegally online only 1% accessed ebooks illegally. Of the users who access ebooks online, only 6% did so illegally compared to 20% who did so for music, 25% for film and 21% for TV. Please click here to access the full survey
Tacking Infringement: a Game of Two Halves?
In his latest blog post the PA’s Chief Executive, Richard Mollet, examines the copyright infringement in the Creative Industries. Find out why we shouldn’t become complacent about the low levels of ebook piracy here


PA Market Report China Now Available

The new version of the PA Market Report China by Paul Richardson and Chu Xiaoying is now available from the PA website. To access it you will need to go to the homepage of GPI and login using your username and password. Once logged in you will see the PA Market Report link at the bottom of the page. You can also login via the PA bookshop where you will be given free access to the report. If you require any further information or a reminder of your company username and password please contact Mandy Knight:
Aid Projects Alert 17th August 2015 Now Available
This month’s issue features 8 new projects, 4 loan approvals and 2 tenders. To read the full report please click here


Man Booker Prize Announces Vloggers ‘Book Club’

The Man Booker Prize will be launching a vloggers book club which features 5 popular BookTubers living in the UK. The prize has invited five popular literary YouTubers to be part of the inaugural book club: Jen Campbell, Leena Normington, Jean Menzies, Lauren Whitehead and Ariel Bissett who collectively have over 140,000 subscribers. The group will be posting videos including reviews, readalongs, giveaways and discussions from the longlist stage up until the announcement of the winner and will vlog from the ceremony. Read more in The Bookseller here.   


Higher Education in England 2015

HEFCE has outlined current HE trends in a July report which includes reviews of student entrants by type, subjects, research and knowledge exchange and financial health.  HE in England 2015 finds that the number of full-time undergraduate entrants 2014-5 continues to recover, but that this growth may be slowing.  The overall HE population 2015-16 is however expected to increase as the smaller 2012-13 cohort departs.  A slowdown in the growth of international students is likely to have a significant impact on income; more than half the entrants to postgraduate taught masters courses in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects are from overseas, making this area particularly vulnerable to any volatility in the overseas student market.  For the full report click here. 


Get Every Child Reading Well and Widely

Comedian and author, David Walliams, and education secretary, Nicky Morgan, have teamed up to improve child literacy in the UK. Their plans include creating at least 200 new book clubs in primary schools across the country and ensuring that every 8 year old is enrolled at their local library. Further coverage is available in The Telegraph. Through our work with ROGO and the Reading for Pleasure Campaign, The PA will continue to support the improvement of child literacy; ensuring that every child can read well. For more information please click here 




BBDPA 2015 Awards Shortlist Announced
The BPIF together with The PA, The Booksellers and Oxford Brookes University are delighted to announce the shortlist of the British Book Design and production Awards 2015. With 17 categories and a record number of entries, the annual awards remains the UK’s premiere event for book design and production.
China Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair Call for Entries
A new competition run by CCBF for young illustrators is now open. Illustrators aged 18-39, their publishers and art schools are being called to submit published or unpublished work produced in the past two years. The finalists’ work will be showcased in a commemorative book and online exhibition and also presented to the leading national publishing houses in China. Two winners; one from China and the other from overseas, will be announced at the Fair on November 14th 2015. The international winner will receive an invitation and airfare to attend next year’s Fair and showcase a wider selection of their work in a special exhibition. To enter and for more information please click here. The deadline for submissions is September 4th 2015.  
DOAJ seeks publication specialist
The Directory of Open Access Journals, which indexes more than 10,000 open access journals covering science, technology, medicine, social science and humanities, is seeking a freelance Publication Specialist to help the editorial team review new applications and reapplications. For a full job description and details on how to apply, please click here



29th International Rights Directors Meeting

This year’s Rights Directors Meeting will take place on Tuesday 13th October 2015, 14:00 - 17:00.
Speakers will include:

  • Chantal Restivo-Alessi, Chief Digital Officer and Executive Vice President, International HarperCollins (US)
  • Anne Solange Noble, Rights Director, Éditions Gallimard (France)
  • Rebecca Byers, Rights Director, Éditions PLON-PERRIN (France)

For more details about the programme and speakers please click here.  Early bird tickets with a 20% discount are available before 15th August 2015. Please contact Iris Klose for any further information via telephone: +49 (0) 69 2102-236 or email:
Call for English language Teaching Providers
UKTI is planning the next Education Export Capability Event and are calling for ELT providers to indicate their availability via this Doodle Poll to fix a date. The previous event, which took place in June 2015, focused on ELT in Latin America. Attendees were also able to network with their peers and share their experiences over refreshments and lunch. Further communications regarding the event will be distributed once a date has been set.
THE MARKETS: Global Publishing Summit
The Global Publishing Summit is a new flagship event of the 2015 Frankfurt Book Fair. On Tuesday October 13th, hundreds of top-level publishing professionals will attend this summit to learn about new markets, share their experiences and network. In 2015, THE MARKETS will focus on: China, Germany, Indonesia, Mexico, South Korea, Turkey and the US. For the full programme and further details please click here. PA members will receive a 25% discount on tickets; use the code ‘TheMarkets2015SpecialPAUK’ when registering here



PA People Database 

The PA is looking to create a bank of interesting and personable people in publishing in their first few years within the industry, who would enjoy being given the chance to inspire young people and educate them about the range of jobs available. We’d like to compile a list which we can draw on for video interviews, blogs, career profiles, top tips, and school and university visits. Any job type will be welcomed: it’s about the variety in publishing, and is aimed at a broad demographic. We want to reach those who have never heard of publishing, who have rejected it as a career because they don’t see a space for themselves in the industry, or who haven’t yet decided which career path to take within the industry. If you’re interested, please get in touch with, with the e-mail subject header People Database.



Diversity in the Publishing Industry, Wednesday 23rd September

The Publishers Association, in association with Creative Skillset, Creative Access, and Spread the Word is hosting a workshop on Diversity in the Publishing Industry. This workshop will provide publishers with case studies and discussions on how to increase diversity and equal access to employment in the industry. The workshop will revisit the research from Spread the Word, and look at the theme of unconscious bias, include case studies from within the publishing industry and further afield, and will host a panel of Creative Access interns who will share their first-hand experiences. The event will be at the PA from 13:00 – 16:30. The session will be followed by a drinks reception until 17:30. Tickets cost £30 and are free for PA members. There are only 40 spaces available so places are limited to 2 per company. To sign up for the event please click here.
Stand Reception at Frankfurt Book Fair, 14th October 2015
In celebration of the 31st International Publishers Congress which will take place during the London Book Fair 2016; the PA and LBF will be hosting a stand reception at Frankfurt Book Fair. Join us at stands 6.0 B 125 and 6.0 B 126 on Wednesday 14th October, 17:30 – 18:30!
31st International Publishers Congress, 10th – 12th April 2016
Organised by the PA, IPA and LBF; the 31st IPA Congress will be held 10th – 12th April 2016 during the London Book Fair. The event will feature leading publishers, authors, technologists, policy makers and influencers from the entire book chain. Further details about the programme will be published here. Further details about speakers and last year’s talks will be available here.



Taking the Long View: International Perspectives on E-Journal Archiving, 7 September 2015

Organised as part of the Jisc-supported Keepers Extra project, this conference will discuss potential global collaboration to increase preservation coverage. The conference will be held at the University of Edinburgh. To register and for more information please visit the website.
14th Ebooks Conference, 9 October 2015
The 14th annual Ebooks Conference will be held on Friday 9 October at the University of  Strathclyde, Glasgow.  Speakers include Dr Frank Huysmans, Chair, Expert Group for E-reading with the European Commission who provided analysis for A Review of Publishing Library E-Lending Models, and Professor Jon Rogers, Professor of Creative Technology, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design.  Early bird bookings for £90 excl. VAT close on 31 July; after that places will cost £110 excl. VAT (or £140 excl. VAT for attendees from commercial organisations.)  Click through for the programme and registration.  Organisers are the Scottish Library & Information Council (SLIC) in conjunction with the Scottish Confederation of University and Research Libraries (SCURL) and Jisc Scotland.

More Dates For Your Diary 

ALPSP Training Courses
Working Effectively with Authors & Editors                             22nd Sept 2015
Business Development Workshop: Scoping New Markets   1st Oct 2015
Introduction to Journals Publishing                                          21st Oct 2015
BIC Training Courses 
Shipping Explained                               28th July 2015
Metadata for Beginners                      23rd July 2015                                  
Pre-press for Publishing                     12th Aug 2015
Book Fairs  
Beijing International Book Fair                                       26th – 30th Aug 2015
Frankfurt Book Fair                                                           14th – 18th Oct 2015
China Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair     13th – 15th Nov 2015
Guadalajara International Book Fair                              28th Nov – 6th Dec 2015