IPA Secretary General, José Borghino, joined counterparts from WIPO, IFRRO and the IAF at a three-day seminar in Dakar, Senegal, from 18 to 20 April.
Former IPA President Youngsuk 'YS' Chi and current IPA Executive Committee member Trasvin Jittidecharak took part in a publishing panel at the first World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Conference on the Global Digital Content Market, which explored the impact of digital on the globalized creative industries, from 20 to 22 April.
The IPA has been building on the solid foundations recently laid in the Association's relationship with Latin American publishing, with prominent speaking appearances at two of South America's biggest book fairs, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Bogotá, Colombia.
The 31st International Publishers Congress, 9 -12 April, 2016, gathered more than 220 delegates from 41 countries in London's majestic Olympia Conference Centre. This was the second time the Congress had taken place in the UK capital, but the first time it had run parallel to The London Book Fair.
The International Publishers Association (IPA), the world’s largest federation of publishing associations, has named the jailed creator of a secularist Saudi website, Raif Badawi, the first winner of the IPA Prix Voltaire, formerly the IPA Freedom to Publish Prize.
This week's jailing of Egyptian author Ahmed Naji over a book deemed too explicit is further proof that Egypt is squandering the gains of the Arab Spring and regressing to the same authoritarianism that sparked the revolution, the International Publishers Association (IPA) warned today.
The International Publishers Association (IPA) has announced that its 2018 International Publishers Congress will be hosted by Indian member, the Federation of Indian Publishers (FIP), in New Delhi.
At a recent meeting of education publishers at the Guadalajara International Book Fair, Mexico, it was agreed that the IPA should create an Education Publishers Forum-Americas.
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After 1 April 2017 (not an April Fools’ joke), the overall Japanese Consumption Tax rate in will rise to 10%. The plan is to maintain the consumption tax on food and home delivery of newspapers at 8%, while books, magazines and newspapers purchased at newsstands and their e-versions will be taxed at 10%. The Japanese Government is currently investigating the possibility of applying the reduced tax rate for books and magazines.photo by Emmanuelle Magnenat
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In consultation with our member in South Africa, the Publishers Association of South Africa (PASA), the IPA made a submission on 15 September to the South African government’s consultation on its proposed Copyright Amendment Bill. IPA consistently reinforces the message that local authors and local publishers are important strategic resources, and that governments should foster and encourage them whenever possible. Local creators are the lifeblood of all knowledge economies, and are all the more precious for the future of developing nations.
It is almost a cliché to say that we are in a visual age. Today, visual images are increasingly important and visual competency is becoming essential. IPA interviewed Chris Hudson, the publisher at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, and the chairman of the International Association of Museum Publishers, about image rights and their management in publishing.Image on the front page: Vincent van Gogh. The Starry Night. 1889. Oil on canvas, 29 x 36 1/4" (73.7 x 92.1 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the Lillie P. Bliss Bequest, 1941.
In 1893 New Zealand was the first country in the world to give women the right to vote and it still ranks among best countries for working women. Dame Wendy Pye was the first woman inducted into the New Zealand Buisness Hall of Fame in 2004 for outstanding business achievement, and for many years she’s been appearing in the top 10 of the National Business Review's rich-list. She was made a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for services to business and education, and this year she was named an ‘Icon for Women’ by the New Zealand Government.
The International Publishers Association (IPA), the world’s largest federation of publishers associations, held an Extraordinary General Assembly in London today (11 April, 2016) where IPA members adopted a number of governance amendments intended to optimize