The European Writers' Council, the Federation of European Publishers and the European Booksellers Federation today launched a joint manifesto for the 2014 European Parliament elections.
Publishing needs to face up to to its image problem, IPA President YS Chi said during a speech to the UK Publishers International Conference in London.
“In the digital age, we are perceived as relics from another era. No longer guardians of culture, we are now greedy gatekeepers of knowledge." This perception stems from the fact that "the majority of people do not know what publishers actually do.”