Sun, 05/04/2009 - 09:24
The Booksellers Association and Publishers Association are working on a cross-industry campaign to promote the value of reading. The move was revealed at Book Marketing Limited's annual conference this week, where it was reported that the proportion of people buying books has fallen over the past five years to 57%. Delegates were told that...
Fri, 03/04/2009 - 06:46
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A quality advertising slogan stays with you for years. So it's no surprise that the Booksellers Association and Publishers Association want a piece of the same action. They are working together to try and come up with a slogan that will...
Fri, 27/03/2009 - 06:12
The Publishers Association (PA) has appointed Saikrishna and Associates to represent the PA for its anti-piracy campaign in India from 1st April. Saikrishna picks up the baton from Jyoti Taneja, who has managed the compaign since Akash Chittranshi died unexpectedly in October.
Saikrishna will work closely with the PA to look at copyright...
Mon, 23/03/2009 - 08:55
The value of book sales by UK publishers declined only marginally last year, despite volume sales remaining "almost identical", according to figures published by the UK Publishers Association's Sales Monitor (PASM). Good growth in exports helped compensate for a decline in UK sales of 2%.
The result shows that the fourth...
Thu, 26/02/2009 - 13:56
The Publishers Association has reiterated its support for Bertrams|THE, as the wholesaler continues takeover talks. Ian Hudson, deputy c.e.o. of Random House and president of the Publishers Association, said: "We remain supportive, and I see no reason to change that view."
While the Norwich-based wholesaler has been looking for...
Thu, 26/02/2009 - 10:44
Robert Hamadi, head of e-crime at the Publishers Association, leaves at the end of this month.
He is emigrating to Texas after 10 years at the trade body, but is still available for relevant enquiries.
He can be reached at email@example.com. A successor will be announced in due course...
Sun, 22/02/2009 - 10:45
The Publishers Association has accused Entertainment UK's administrator of adding "insult to injury" by offering stock to retailers, despite a previous agreement allowing publishers to reclaim their books. The PA brokered a deal last month with administrator Deloitte so publishers could reclaim books from Entertainment UK's...
Thu, 19/02/2009 - 06:22
The Audiobook Publishing Association is planning to meet with the Publishers Association to thrash out an industry-wide approach to the text-to-speech function on Amazon’s new Kindle device. Ali Muirden, chair of the APA, confirmed the function would be in breach of audio copyright, and said she was looking to embark on discussions with...
Thu, 15/01/2009 - 15:30
A scheme that will prevent criminals from selling their stories is the “least worst” form of action the government could have taken said the Publishers Association (PA).
The civil recovery scheme will retrieve profits made by criminals selling their stories. The decision, announced yesterday as part of a series of measures...
Wed, 14/01/2009 - 07:09
Publishers are being asked to fill out a confidential survey, which will attempt to gauge the impact the UK book trade is having on the environment, and what proportion of companies are using green paper.
The survey, which contains questions such as "do you specify FSC/PEFC/recycled paper", must be completed by 15th February....