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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  • Publishers wake up to the possibilities of YouTube

    December 18th, 2014

    Each month, over a billion people visit YouTube, watching 6 billion hours of video. The IPA interviewed YouTube about the opportunities which this audience growth creates for publishers, and how publishers can create engaging, shareable videos and channels. We also interviewed Christine Riccio, host of the polandbananasBOOKS channel (160,000 subscribers) about how publishers are starting to collaborate directly with "book tubers".

    Read our interview with YouTube's Jessica Elvidge and Pete Stower here. Read our interview with star booktuber Christine Riccio here.

  • Participate in IPA's Global Book Fair Survey!

    December 18th, 2014

    How can book fairs improve their service? If you have attended a book fair during the last two years, please take part in our Global Book Fair Survey. We will use the results in a forthcoming IPA special report, designed both for prospective book fair visitors and for book fairs looking to improve their level of service.

    The survey is running until January 9th, 2015. Access it here, and thanks for participating!

  • 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.

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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

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