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PA's PR 10th February 2016

PA's PR 10th February 2016



PA Celebrates Publishing Success with DCMS #CreateUK

The PA celebrated the £10.1bn contribution that the publishing industry made to the UK economy. CEO of HarperCollins UK, Charlie Redmayne, gave insight into what makes UK publishing a unique and great industry. A 2016 forecast for the publishing industry was presented in a new post by Joanna Prior (President of The Publishers Association and MD of Penguin Books General.) The celebration formed part of the DCMS #CreateUK campaign which celebrated the £84.1bn value of the UK creative industries.
Nielsen e-book tracker
Nielsen, a global provider of information and insights into consumers, has launched PubTrack Digital UK, the first dedicated e-book sales reporting service for the UK. The service will enable publishers to gain greater insight and understanding of market trends and sales across all platforms for the first time. Replicating the IS platform which has been in operation for five years, PubTrack Digital UK consolidates UK e-books sales data from a panel of participating publishers to form a market measure using publishers’ invoiced sales data. The service will provide reports monthly in three month arears, e-book volume sales from the top tier publishers through all UK channels by ISBN, title, author and Nielsen Book Scan. For more information please visit the website.  
Library Campaigners Lobby Parliament
Authors, library campaign groups and members of the public travelled across the country to lobby against the widespread closures of public library services across the UK. Organised by the Speak Up For Libraries coalition, protestors gathered in Central Hall, Westminster, to demonstrate on Tuesday 9th February 2016. For further coverage of the protest is available on The Bookseller



PA Monthly Digital Sales Monitor

The November issue of the PA monthly digital sales monitor is now available for PA members. Members must be logged in to see the link.  Once you have signed in you can view the report here 


Calling Submissions for British Book Industry Award

The British Book Industry Awards will celebrate the greatness of the British book trade and the people behind it – the best books, the best writers, the best bookshops, and the best publishers - from industry greats to those starting out. Building on the success and legacy of The Bookseller Industry Awards (the trade “Nibbies”), 2016 will mark the first step, and a step-change, in the way the book trade presents itself to itself and to the wider world. If you’re a publisher, you can enter your books, your campaigns and your people for an award. If you’re a bookseller, you can nominate yourself, a colleague, or your bookshop itself. Awards are also available for librarians, rights professionals and non-traditional retailers. Deadline for submissions is Friday 19th February 2016. To enter please download the entry pack here. For more information please contact Amanda Groves ( 
Quantum Publishing Innovation Award 2016
Have you made an innovation in publishing, or know a company that has? Now is the chance to have your achievements recognised by the industry. The Quantum Publishing Innovation Award is now open for entries. The award continues in the tradition of the Digital Minds Innovation award, celebrating innovation in any aspect of the publishing process, from product to platform, process, resource or management style. Previous winners have included Bookmate, Pigeon Hole and Paperight. To enter and for more information please visit the website. Deadline for entries is Friday 26th February 2016


Your Life’s Best School Trip

Sign up to be a Best School Trip host and access free expert support to inspire the future STEM workforce in your area. Your Life is an organisation which aims to tackle the current UK STEM skills crisis by offering students a memorable ‘money-can’t buy’ experience to highlight the wealth of careers that are available to those with Maths and Science qualifications. Publishing is an exciting and dynamic industry with the capacity to inspire young people to take up opportunities in this space.  To sign up and for more information please check out the website.    


The Untold Power of the Book

Galaxy Quick Reads has published a new report to mark its 10th anniversary. The Untold Power of the Book was conducted by Quick Reads, in partnership with the Centre for research into R. The research was conducted by Quick Reads, in partnership with the Centre for Research into Reading, Literature and Society (CRILS) at the University of Liverpool. The study was commissioned by GALAXY® Chocolate who has now supported the Quick Reads – The research indicated that 27% of the workload and making an introduction to the joys of reading for pleasure. This furthers, the additional, the work of the charities involved.
Literacy Beyond Levels – Reading and Writing Scales
The CLPE Reading and Writing Scales describe the journeys that children make in order to become literate and will help teachers to understand the progress children are making. On 8th February 2016 the new CLPE Reading and Writing Scales was launched at the Literacy Beyond Levels conference at CLPE. Originally developed over 30 years ago, the Scales were first published as part of the CLPE Primary Language Record (PLR). The PLR was widely used in primary schools in the late 80s and 90s; influencing language and literacy records in all parts of the UK. The CLPE Reading and Writing Scales have been completely updated for the 21st Century classroom. The scales can be downloaded from the CLPE website


Book Fairs

The PA offers guidance and support for publishers looking to attend book fairs. Through our TurnKey Exhibition Services™ division we provide businesses (members and non-members of The PA), with an easy one-stop service at all major book fairs, which includes all stand arrangements. For more information about the service and funding opportunities please contact Gloria Bailey.    


31st International Publishers Congress, 10th – 12th April 2016 

Don’t miss your chance to meet over 600 publishing leaders and explore how to advance the industry globally at this year’s IPA Congress (10th – 12th April 2016.) The event, organised by The PA, IPA and LBF will take place in London and will provide an amazing opportunity for attendees to gain greater insight into publishing and form connections with publishers, authors, technologists, policy makers & key influencers at the forefront of the industry. You will have the chance to take part in a diverse and engaging programme with a variety of speakers such as award winning authors; Philip Pullman and Alaa Al Aswany. The agenda includes:-

DAY ONE – Saturday April 9th

Welcome cocktail reception at Foyles Bookshop, Charing Cross Road  

DAY TWO – Sunday April 10th

Publishing Now: Creativity, Anti-Censorship, and Commerce Conference
Gala Dinner  

DAY THREE – Monday April 11th

Quantum Conference  

DAY FOUR – Monday April 12th

Delegates Choose: IPA ‘What Works’ Educational Publishers Conference  or  Research and Scholarly Publishers Forum  or  Day One of The London Book Fair