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....
Tue, 16/12/2008 - 11:41
A website that will allow publishers to generate a notice of copyright infringement with a few clicks of the mouse is due to launch in January. The Publishers Association said that its portal, unveiled yesterday at its International conference, would make reporting copyright infringement straight forward and save time. But it added that the...
Wed, 03/12/2008 - 11:24
Publishers Association president Ian Hudson has confirmed that publishers restarted trading with Bertrams on Tuesday (2nd December) in a major show of confidence, after four days of PA-led talks. But publishers are still not trading with EUK, with administrator Deloitte not asking publishers for stock for "logistical and technical"...
Mon, 24/11/2008 - 04:07
A man has been found guilty of illegally selling more than £1m-worth of counterfeit audio books over the internet, in what is thought to be the UK's first conviction for making money by selling counterfeit books.
Andrew Sloper was sentenced to 21 months at Derby Crown Court yesterday for copyright and trademark offences, as...
Wed, 12/11/2008 - 16:08
Publishers are bracing themselves for a tough fourth quarter, as figures from the PA Sales Monitor (PASM) revealed both home and export markets declined strongly in the third quarter. Between July and September UK publishers saw their sales decline by 9.4%, with unit sales down by 8.2%. PASM, which covers 70% of UK publishers’ sales, had...
Tue, 21/10/2008 - 16:34
Akash Chittranshi, the Publishers Association's legal counsel in India, died unexpectedly on 16th October. Chittranshi has been behind a string of high-profile anti-piracy operations in India, since he took on the role in 2001.
The Publishers Association said: "We are all terribly shocked by this news and will miss him...
Mon, 06/10/2008 - 07:15
The Publishers Association has appointed Emma House as the new international director. She is the first woman to have a senior role in the organisation and will be taking up her position in January. House was previously at The London Book Fair for six years where she was most recently the head of international development.
Thu, 02/10/2008 - 07:12
Former children’s laureate Anne Fine has said she is “mystified” by the Publishers Association claim that between 75% and 95% of new and reprinted children’s titles will include age guidance by the new year.
Writing on theBookseller.com, Fine said: “Over 800 authors and illustrators have now signed up to...
Thu, 18/09/2008 - 13:56
Publishers claim that up to 95% of their new and reprinted titles will include age guidance by the New Year. This is despite large-scale and vocal opposition from many authors who remain resolutely opposed to the inclusion of age guidance on their books and now fear that it could be introduced "by stealth".
A spokeswoman for...
Mon, 15/09/2008 - 13:20
The Booksellers Association's 2009 conference is to have a "radical new format" with the British Book Industry Awards moving to the first night of a two day--one night--conference. In 2010 the conference will be held in London.
The changes follow discussions between the Booksellers Association and Publishers Association,...