International Publishers Association

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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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  • Denmark launches new library ebook lending model

    November 25th, 2014

    A new library ebook lending agreement has been created in Denmark. Gyldendal, Rosinante & Co., Lindhardt and Ringhof, JP / Politikens and other publishers have signed up to the scheme, which will make around 9,000 titles available through every public library. Books will be available through one portal but in different business models, with publishers able to set terms: new books will be available via licences and 6-month old releases on a click-per-loan model. 

    You can learn more about how the scheme works here.

  • Let's get every child reading well by 2025!

    November 25th, 2014

    The UK is the only country in the developed world where adults aged 55-65 have better core literacy skills than people aged 16-24. Read On. Get On. is a new campaign which aims to fix this literacy deficit by ensuring that by 2025, all children leave primary school as confident readers. The Publishers' Associations' Richard Mollet explained to us how publishers can play their part.

    Read our interview with Richard here.

  • Collective Rights Management: our new global report

    November 25th, 2014

    A new IPA report explores how collective licensing schemes are evolving to fit the digital age, revealing how publishers stand to benefit. It includes interviews and analysis from Germany, the UK, Denmark, Australia and the United States, copncluding with IPA's recommendations on how publishers and collecting societies can make the most of the licensing opportunity. 

    You can access our report here.

  • 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.

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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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