Publishing Ireland pledges support for UK publishing industry

Publishing Ireland pledges support for UK publishing industry

The board of Publishing Ireland has called for the European book trade to "reaffirm its commitment" to its UK trading relationships.

Following on from the French Publishers Association and other EU voices in the trade, it today (27th June) pledged its support for the UK publishing industry during what it described an "uncertain time" for the industry, resulting from the outcome of the EU referendum vote.

Publishing Ireland said in a statement: "Both countries have many common ground issues and as such, we will continue to work with our neighbour on trade concerns such as copyright and the publishing value chain. 

"As its closest neighbour, we believe that now is time for continued dialogue and for our EU partners to reaffirm its commitment to what has always been a productive trade relationship with the UK."