Educational publishing and the development agenda

The IPA has always stressed the need for capacity building of the publishing and creative infrastructure in developing nations, and Africa is a continent where many countries are crying out for this kind of intervention. In the developed world, trade publishing (books that one buys in bookshops) is often predominant, but in the developing world it is educational publishing that usually takes the lead. And this is as it should be, with education of a country’s population being the surest first step in the evolution of a modern, self-sufficient society.

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Educational publishers back WIPO creative industries plan for emerging markets

The IPA-led Educational Publishers Forum (EPF) has pledged its full support for an ambitious World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) plan to bolster the publishing industries of developing countries to help deliver on UN Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG4); education.

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Reckless textbook policy will undermine Georgian childhood literacy, IPA warns.

Tbilisi 30 March 2017 – Childhood literacy in Georgia will be a primary casualty of a well-meaning but destructive free schoolbook law that has handed the government control of all textbook production and stripped publishers and authors of their intellectual property rights, the IPA warned today.

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What Works? 2017 draws record attendance

The London Book Fair, which co-hosts the IPA’s annual What Works? educational publishing conference in association with the UK Publishers Association (PA), has revealed that the attendance at the 2017 edition was higher than ever before.

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Leadership handover opens new era for the IPA’s Educational Publishers Forum

The Educational Publishers Forum (EPF) – an influential grouping of world K-12 textbook publishers mobilized by the International Publishers Association in 2009 – has elected a new Chair and Vice Chair, bringing fresh impetus to the group as it seeks to consolidate its impact on global textbook policy.

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