Authored by IPA Past President, Hugo Setzer, the new book The Fifth Quarter Century: IPA 1996-2021 details the evolutions of the book sector in general and the association in particular over the past 25 years, anchoring them in major world events, and featuring reactions and comments from some of the key people involved.
Commenting on the release the author, Hugo Setzer, said: It has been quite an experience to be an author rather than a publisher. The IPA has been such an important part of my professional life and it is vital that our association has a written memory of some of our major milestones. Thanks to all those who contributed.
IPA Secretary General, José Borghino, added: Hugo has captured the essence of IPA beautifully in this book, giving you a feel for the evolving nature of the challenges faced by publishers around the world and celebrating the extraordinary people who give up their time to make our association what it is.
The book is a sequel to the groundbreaking history of the IPA’s first century, International Publishers Association: The First Century published in 1996 and written by another IPA President, Fernando Guedes. Setzer’s work is available as a pdf on IPA’s 125th anniversary website as well as available in e-book format on all major e-book vendor platforms, published by Conecta, an imprint of Penguin Random House.