Thu, 05/05/2011 - 09:35
Culture minister Ed Vaizey has suggested the results of the Hargreaves intellectual property review should not be feared by publishers, giving the earliest indication that the review takes into account industry concerns.
Addressing Publishers Association members at yesterday's annual general meeting, Vaizey said, having seen what...
Thu, 05/05/2011 - 09:21
Little, Brown chief executive and publisher Ursula Mackenzie has been appointed vice-president of the Publishers Association, outgoing president Victoria Barnsley announced at the PA Annual General Meeting yesterday [4th May].
Barnsley said the PA council had received a single nomination for the vice-president position, with Mackenzie...
Tue, 03/05/2011 - 09:22
The digital publishing market is now worth 6% of UK publishers' sales, the Publishers Association has revealed, with consumer digital sales up more than 300% in 2010 to £16m—the third year of treble digit growth, and e-book sales at £13m.
The PA estimated that the digital consumer market was now close to £...
Wed, 20/04/2011 - 16:05
The Publishers Association has said it is "delighted" by the High Court ruling in favour of the government in a legal challenge against the Digital Economy Act.
BT and TalkTalk launched the legal challenge in November 2010, saying the act would "impact on the privacy and free expression rights" of UK internet users...
Mon, 04/04/2011 - 15:05
The Publishers Association and Booksellers Association have written to all local authority chief executives, saying they are "deeply concerned" about potential spending cuts leading to libraries disappearing from communities.
The joint letter, sent on 31st March to all executives across England and Scotland, and signed by...
Wed, 16/03/2011 - 09:06
Publishers Association chief executive Richard Mollet welcomed the publication of the draft Defamation Bill yesterday [15th March], saying the misapplication of libel suits was having a "chilling effect on what is being published".
Included in the draft bill is the introduction of a single publication rule to prevent an...
Mon, 14/03/2011 - 08:54
HarperCollins has said it is “not ruling out” implementing the e-book library lending model in the UK its US partner has initiated, which allows library users to borrow its e-books only 26 times.
In a debate on BBC Radio 4's "You and Yours" programme on Friday [11th March], Overdrive’s David Burley, who...
Fri, 04/03/2011 - 09:29
Publishing chiefs, including Hachette’s Tim Hely Hutchinson, HarperCollins’ Victoria Barnsley and Random House’s Gail Rebuck, are among contributors to the Publishers Association’s submission to the Independent Review of Intellectual Property.
The PA has delivered its submission of evidence today [4th March] to...
Mon, 28/02/2011 - 08:40
Almost three quarters of primary head teachers are expecting funding for books to be inadequate in 2011–12, as the Publishers Association has warned of a “challenging year” for book sales to schools.
As schools begin to receive their budgets, results from the Learning Resource Review conducted among school leaders by...
Thu, 10/02/2011 - 08:39
Canadian e-book retailer Kobo has said that it would be keen to partner a UK retailer in an effort to establish a presence in the market.
Michael Tamblyn, vice-president of content, sales and merchandising at Kobo [pictured], also called for the simplification of rights deals in order to ease global e-book sales.