Voltaire lisant. IPA News

Since the founding of the IPA, the freedom to publish has been one of its two core pillars. The other pillar is copyright. These two pillars are symbiotic. What good is copyright if you do not have the freedom to publish the works for which you hold the copyright? Equally, what good is the freedom to publish if you cannot choose how those publications are made available and make a living from that work?

11th Istanbul Gathering Logo

The 11th Istanbul Gathering took place on 26 and 27 May. Unfortunately, the current situation in Turkey made it impossible to bring the invited speakers to Istanbul, but the organisers would not be beaten, and the event took place on-line. 

Publishers on Publishing

The IPA is very happy to publish an extract from the contribution by IPA Secretary General, José Borghino, and Chair of the IPA’s Freedom to Publish Committee, Kristenn Einarsson, to the book Publishers on Publishing, which was published during the IPA Congress in New Delhi earlier this year.

Azadeh Parsapour

Having spoken passionately at the IPA’s Freedom to Publish Seminar at the London Book Fair, Azadeh Parsapour, the London-based Iranian publisher behind Nogaam ePublishing will contribute regular posts for the IPA on the current challenges faced by publishers in Iran.

MK Keynote at FtP Seminar at LBF

The IPA’s first Freedom to Publish Seminar at the London Book Fair took place on the opening day and saw a packed room listen to the sometimes-frightening challenges many publishers face around the world.

Michiel Kolman Keynote - IPA at LBF Freedom to Publish Seminar

Censor, advocate or disruptor? The role of Publishers in an Evolving Publishing and Media Landscape, 10th April 2018

Jennifer Clement delivers her Keynote at the 2018 IPA International Publisher Congresss

Jennifer Clement's Keynote Speech at the 2018 IPA International Publishers Congress

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