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The International Publishers Association (IPA) is an international industry federation representing all aspects of book and journal publishing. Established in 1896, IPA's mission is to promote and protect publishing and to raise awareness for publishing as a force for economic, cultural and political development. Around the world IPA actively fights against censorship and promotes copyright, literacy and freedom to publish. IPA is an industry association with a human rights mandate.

Upcoming Events

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  • 24-26 March 2015, Bangkok, Thailand
    With publishers under pressure to adapt to the digital economy, join the industry’s leaders in Bangkok for three days of debate, analysis and networking. Acquire the tools, insight and contacts
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    16 April 2015, London, United Kingdom
    The annual IPA education conference will again be held in London in 2015, in association with The Publishers Association (UK) and powered by The London Book Fair. This is the only conference in the world that brings together policy-makers, publishers, teachers, researchers and technologists to discuss smarter ways of raising educational standards. The 2015 line-up of speakers will be released in due course, but for previous conference programmes see here and here
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News

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  • Fidibo: Supporting Copyright in Iran

    October 30th, 2014

    Iran has never signed the Bern Convention and has no effective copyright legislation. When still a young student, Majid Ghasemi grew increasingly uncomfortable about reading pirated materials. So he decided to act, launching a ribbon campaign with the label "No Illegal Downloading". Three years later, Majid is CEO of Fidibo, Iran's leading ebook distribution channel, offering licensed titles from over 120 publishers. 

    The IPA spoke to Majid about Fidibo's rapid rise and how readers and publishers can combine to combat book piracy. It's an inspiring story, available to read here.

  • Battling book piracy in Nigeria: new IPA report

    October 28th, 2014

    Nigeria’s rich literary heritage has produced great writers such as Chinua Achebe, Wole Soyinka, Ben Okri and Chimamanda Adichie. Yet its creative economy is crippled by chronic and rampant piracy - it’s estimated that illegal sales account for 75% of the book market. In a new IPA report, Lawrence Aladesuyi, Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Publishers Association explains how an international piracy network is operating, and what can be done to fight back.

    Read Lawrence's analysis here.

  • IPA releases Annual Report and 2014 Global Publishing Statistics

    October 16th, 2014

    Each year, the IPA produces an in-depth report into the evolution of global publishing markets. This year, thanks to the generous sponsorship of Sharjah International Book Fair, we have expanded the report to cover 42 countries, providing insight into domestic market value and publishers' net revenues, the number of titles being produced and the strength of exports. The report includes data on title production in 19 Latin American countries, illustrating how the ecosystems of domestic and imported book production are developing.

    The statistics are included in our new Annual Report, which you can access here.

  • New IPA market report: Southeast Asia

    October 14th, 2014

    Stan Gunn from Edge Ventures has produced a comprehensive guide to market conditions for publishing across the dynamic ASEAN region. He assesses the piracy challenge and conditions for bookstores, reveals which national markets and sectors are best poised for growth and assesses changes in book buying and reading habits such as the rapid growth in reading on digital devices.

    You can read Stan's expert analysis here

  • Richard Charkin elected as IPA's next President

    October 14th, 2014

    Bloomsbury's Richard Charkin has been elected as the next IPA President at our annual General Assembly in Frankfurt. Having served as IPA Vice-President since 2013, Richard will become President in January 2015, succeeding Youngsuk 'Y.S.' Chi, who has completed a four-year term of office. 

    Commenting on his appointment, Richard reflected that "there has never been a time when there have been more issues affecting publishing - new business models, new threats to copyright, new challenges to freedom of expression, new and hugely powerful industry forces, greater than ever need for education - and there has never been a time of more opportunity to publish well in science, in culture, in education and in literature."

    A biography of Richard is available here.

  • Fighting online IP crime

    August 28th, 2014

    Online piracy is a massive challenge for all economies which depend on their creative industries, hurting publishers' and authors’ income, employees’ jobs and governments’ tax revenues. In the UK, a new, dedicated police unit is tackling online IP crime with impressive results. The Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) is targeting websites which are actively engaged in copyright violation, disrupting pirates' businesses and cutting off their revenue streams.

    The IPA spoke to Andy Fyfe, Head of PIPCU, about the unit's work. You can read our interview with him here.

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Market Values for 2012

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  • Market values for 2012 as estimated by Rüdiger Wischenbart and visualized with the Worldmapper toolset www.viewsoftheworld.net by Dr Benjamin D. Hennig from University of Sheffield

    GLOBAL STATISTICS

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