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The IPA annual report was presented to the General Assembly this week in Frankfurt. This year’s report is more compact than in previous years, and covers the key aspects of the IPA’s work over the period between October 2015 and October 2016, such as Freedom to Publish, Copyright, Educational Publishing, Literacy, and Accessibility.

It also includes three pages taking a selective look at selective global publishing industry statistics, including the evolving revenues in 17 markets, numbers of new titles produced and number of titles per million inhabitants.

The 2016 annual report also came with two separate pull-outs, namely, The Voice Of World Publishing, a four page leaflet detailing the benefits of IPA membership, including access to the Association’s work to defend and promote copyright and freedom to publish worldwide.

Inserted into the back cover is the IPA-FEP joint annual Global Report on VAT on Books, which lists the different levels of VAT applied to print and e-books in 103 countries, and sets out the IPA’s firm conviction that books should be exempt from VAT.

 

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Karine Pansa
03 February 2023
Freedom to publish
Publishing industry

Two years ago, on this sad day, our publishing colleague, Lebanese publisher, Lokman Slim was assassinated. Lokman co-founded Dar Al-Jadeed publishing house in Lebanon with his sister, Rasha Al Ameer.

Karine Pansa
24 January 2023
Book policy
Publishing industry
Educational Publishing
Educational Publishing
The theme for UNESCO’s 2023 International Day of Education is ‘to invest in people, prioritize education’. I know what UNESCO Is getting at, but I would argue that their statement could easily be turned around: ‘in order to prioritize education we ne...
Karine Pansa
30 November 2022
Partnership
Book policy
Copyright
Literacy
Publishing industry
Accessibility
Educational Publishing
Diversity and Inclusion
What a feeling - the exhilaration (and a little relief after chairing the programming committee) – following the end of the 33rd International Publishers Congress. After nearly 2 years of preparations we had over 600 delegates and speakers regis...
Gvantsa Jobava
30 November 2022
Partnership
Literacy
Publishing industry
UNESCO’s World Book Capital City programme is one of the most acclaimed international literary projects. Various cities from different parts of the world strive to win this honorable status annually. The project originated Madrid. Six years after the...
Rachel Martin
27 October 2022
Publishing industry
At Frankfurt Book Fair, I was really happy to present a prototype for a carbon label for books as part of the presentation of the Publishing 2030 Accelerator during IPA’s Sustainability Summit....
Gvantsa Jobava
07 September 2022
Freedom to publish
Literacy
Publishing industry
September 8 is UNESCO’s International Literacy Day intended to ‘remind the public of the importance of literacy as a matter of dignity and human rights, and to advance the literacy agenda towards a more literate and sustainable society.’ After the su...
Michiel Kolman
30 August 2022
Partnership
Publishing industry
There is no doubt of the importance of the wider publishing sector for society. We contribute not only to the development and preservation of our cultural identity, fostering empathy, understanding and knowledge but as a sector we contribute to the e...
Laura Brady
25 August 2022
Publishing industry
Accessibility
There is a lot of chatter about accessibility and born accessible content these days, and for good reason. But what does it mean in practice for IPA's members and individual publishers? The European Accessibility Act (EAA) is due to have a seismic im...

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