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.
IPA organised its first ever international education conference in conjunction with the London Book Fair, on 17 April 2013. Entitled ‘What Works? Policies, Resources & Technologies for International Educational Success’ the conference has been universally praised. The program included 15 top-level speakers, presenting original research and analysing whether the tech solutions being touted today in education actually worked. Read more and find presentations.
Book lovers all over the world will celebrate World Book and Copyright Day on 23 April. The IPA leadership takes part in the opening of Bangkok World Book Capital 2013 on 21-23 April 2013, congratulating Bangkok, and inviting the local authorities to seize the historic opportunity given by the World Book Capital title to promote reading and take other-related measures as essential components of an ambitious national book policy supporting the development of a knowledge-based economy. See Press Release of 22 April 2013.
The 2014 IPA Freedom to Publish Prize will be awarded during the 30th IPA Congress to be held in Bangkok on 25-27 March 2014. We welcome nominations to the 2014 Prize by 28 June 2013. The Prize winner will be announced on 9 October 2013 in Frankfurt. The nomination form is available here.
Celebrating and paying tribute to Arab publishing, IPA President YoungSuk “Y.S.” Chi opened the second Arab Publishers Conference in Alexandria, Egypt, on 23 March 2013. His opening speech is available here.