Thu, 05/01/2012 - 07:42
The Bologna Children's Book Fair has issued a warning over a directory listing that could lock publishers into a three-year contract at a "remarkable cost per annum".
The warning, sent via email this week to exhibitors at this year's upcoming Bologna fair, warns: "Directory entry forms sent by Expo Guide, and...
Tue, 06/12/2011 - 14:36
The Publishers Association has appointed a new head of public affairs, Gemma Hersh. Meanwhile Mike Richards, head of marketing and publicity at Egmont Press, has taken up the role of chairman of its Children's Book Group.
Hersh previously worked in the civil service, including at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, before...
Thu, 24/11/2011 - 15:30
The Publishers Association has spoken out in support of Penguin UK's move to withhold the supply of its new e-book releases to library suppliers, with a new round of talks set to begin between the PA, the Society of Chief Librarians and The Reading Agency in an attempt to resolve the issues surrounding digital lending.
Wed, 16/11/2011 - 08:52
A cross-industry shadowing scheme allowing publishers and booksellers to offer work placements to one another has officially launched today (16th November), with publishers Little, Brown, Penguin, Dorling Kindersley, Profile Books and Simon & Schuster on board.
The scheme was jointly created by the Publishers Association and the...
Thu, 03/11/2011 - 09:45
The UK will be the country focus at the 2012 Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, which will run from 28th March to 2nd April next year at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.
The ADIBF will work with the Publishers Association and the British Council over the next five months to put together a professional and cultural programme...
Tue, 01/11/2011 - 15:57
Publishers Association chief executive Richard Mollet has defended the fundamental value of copyright at a select committee evidence session into the Hargreaves Review.
Speaking at the Palace of Westminster this morning (1st November), Mollet told the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills committee, chaired by Labour MP Adrian...
Thu, 27/10/2011 - 09:00
The Publishers Association's international conference will focus on issues such as export sales and the growth of the English language, with speakers to include Barnes and Noble vice-president of digital content Theresa Horner, Pan Macmillan India managing director Daniel Watts and Susie Nicklin, director of literature at the British...
Wed, 26/10/2011 - 15:55
The Booksellers Association has said the Office of Fair Trading's decision to clear the merger between Amazon and The Book Depository will give Amazon more power to put its competitors out of business.
The OFT announced today its four-month-long investigation into the merger of the two internet companies and said the takeover...
Wed, 26/10/2011 - 15:03
The Publishers Association applauded today's high court ruling requiring BT to block filesharing site Newzbin2, the first time a website has been blocked by an internet service provider in the UK under copyright law.
The ruling places responsibility directly on BT to both block the site and finance the implementation, with BT to...
Wed, 26/10/2011 - 09:28
Publishers Association chief executive Richard Mollet will be among the panel giving evidence to the Business, Innovation and Skills Select Committee next week on the Hargreaves Review of Intellectual Property.
So far, the Committee has only taken oral evidence from Professor Hargreaves and Professor Sir Robin Jacob, an IT lawyer. In...