Wed, 01/05/2013 - 09:06
Total book sales in digital and physical formats grew 4% in 2012 to a total of £3.3bn, according to The Publishers Association Statistics Yearbook 2012.
That overall growth contrasts with a 2% dip recorded the year before, when a rise in digital sales did not compensate for the decline of physical sales.
Thu, 28/03/2013 - 14:25
In his column published in The Bookseller on 15th February, Richard Mollet, chief executive of the Publishers Association, takes aim at CREATe, a new academic research centre investigating “copyright and new business models in the creative economy”.
According to Mollet, at least three things are wrong with CREATe...
Thu, 28/03/2013 - 10:05
All sides in the library e-book lending issue—publishers, librarians, authors' representatives and booksellers—have showed unity in welcoming the broad recommendations of the Sieghart Review into library e-lending, published...
Thu, 28/03/2013 - 07:30
Biographer Michael Holroyd has described the government's compromise over the future of the Public Lending Right body as "both a relief and an irritation". He also labelled its treatment of Registrar Jim Parker as "ungenerous".
Meanwhile Richard Mollet, chief executive of the Publishers Association, expressed...
Tue, 19/03/2013 - 14:19
The Publishers Association (PA) has sought to reassure its members that they should not fall under the the remit of newly announced press regulations.
Richard Mollet, chief executive of the PA, said that although early proposals were “worryingly wide in scope”, the current amendments should ensure that the regulation does...
Mon, 11/02/2013 - 08:05
The Publishers Association has hit out at government plans to publish programmes of study for primary and secondary subjects but not the assessment criteria to go with it.
The Department for Education is expected to release more details on the new curriculum this week, but has delayed publication of assessment criteria and...
Tue, 22/01/2013 - 15:49
The government's proposal for a new copyright exception on the photocopying of education materials would hit authors and publishers, Publishers Association chief executive Richard Mollet told the Culture, Media and Sport select...
Fri, 18/01/2013 - 09:30
E-book sales at the top trade publishers doubled in 2012, meaning that the UK e-book market grew to £250m, putting the overall book market back in the black after a transitional 12 months for the trade.
Last week, for the first time, The Bookseller published e-book volume numbers for the biggest-selling titles of the...
Mon, 05/11/2012 - 08:10
The Publishers Association has responded to the House of Commons Culture Media and Sport Select Committee inquiry into support for the creative economy, with PA c.e.o. Richard Mollet arguing the key to supporting publishing was by maintaining a "robust and flexible copyright framework".
Mollet put the PA's support...
Wed, 24/10/2012 - 16:56
An advertising-funded library e-lending system was among the topics discussed at a Libraries All Party Parliamentary Group event in the House of Commons on Wednesday (24th October).
In a debate, organised with The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, chair of the APPG Justin Tomlinson MP discussed library e-...