IPA Annual Report, Anti-Piracy Breakfast, Educational Publishers Forum open meeting, call for nominations for the IPA Freedom to Publish Prize, special discount to register to the 31st IPA Congress
October 2015
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IPA General Assembly: Annual Report 2014-2015

Richard Charkin presented the IPA Annual Report including the Global Publishing and Reading Statistics.

IPA Educational Publishers Forum open meeting

Presentations detailing the results of the PwC research on the effect of the new "fair dealing" rules in the education sector in Canada, digital publishing in education in Hungary, and an overview of the education sector in Phillipines.


Anti-Piracy Breakfast

Updates on campaigns to fight against copyright infrigement and on copyright enforcement efforts.

Welcome to the October 2015 newsletter

In this special post-Frankfurt issue, we publish the IPA Annual Report including our Global Publishing and Reading Statistics, information from the joint IPA-AAP-PA conference: Anti-Piracy Breakfast, and presentations from the IPA Educational Publishers Forum open meeting. We also call for nominations for the IPA Freedom to Publish Prize 2016, and finally we share with you the special offer addressed to IPA members and their members to attend the IPA 31st Congress to be held next year in London.

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Which were the top publishing markets in 2014?
At the General Assembly held on 15 October in Frankfurt, Richard Charkin spoke about the IPA's activities during the past year and presented the IPA Annual Report including our latest Global Publishing and Reading Statistics.

Read the entire IPA Annual Report here and the statistics chapter only here.

Is Turkey ready to join the EU?
The IPA, along with the Swedish Publishers Association, was proud to have partnered the Turkish Publishers Association (TPA) in its very successful 2014-15 project: On the Way to Freedom to Publish. Supported by the EU under its ‘Civil Society Dialogue Between EU And Turkey’ program, the main objective of the project was to reinforce the TPA’s  strategy of nurturing and developing freedom to publish and freedom of expression in Turkey.

The project has now finished and the TPA has released its ‘Report on the Freedom to Publish in Turkey on the Way to EU Accessionwhich was presented at the IPA Freedom to Publish Committee meeting in frankfurt on 14 October. An English version of the report is available for download here. If you would like a copy of the print version, please contact info@turkyaybir.org.tr.

For more information, please visit the project website www.yayinlamaozgurlugu.org or contact Yonca Cingoz at the TPA at ycingoz@turkyaybir.org.tr.

Is piracy still an issue for publishers?
As usual, Friday at Frankfurt Book Fair started with the joint IPA-AAP-PA Anti-Piracy Breakfast and featured speakers from around the world talking about different faces of piracy. From USA, through Peru and Iran to China, the speakers spoke about the problems that publishers face in those countries and gave an update on efforts of copyright enforcement.
The presentations were:
  • "Piracy, fraud, bribery and bankruptcy: What has changed since Swet's demise?", Andrew Pitts, PSI
  • "Copyright: landscape and developments in China", Tim Smith, Rouse
  • "Piracy in Iran: a quick review of the situation and possible practices as solutions", Mehdi Omranloo, Wiley
  • "Peru, the homeland of the Incas and the realm of book piracy", Gérman Coronado, Cámara Peruana del Libro
The slides from these presentations are available for IPA member associations and their members upon request made to secretariat@internationalpublishers.org

The interest in the IPA Educational Publishers Forum (EPF) is increasing.
Jay Diskey, the IPA EPF Chair talked about this group's achievements such as the recent launch of the EPF Newsletter and creation of regional subgroups. He gave an update on the latest development in the education sector in the USA and chaired the meeting which focused on the PwC report, the education sector in Phillipines and digital developments in education in Hungary.

Access the slides here and subscribe to the free quartarly EPF e-Newsletter here.

The International Publishers Association calls for nominations for the 2016 Freedom to Publish Prize.
'Freedom to Publish and copyright are the twin pillars upon which the IPA stands. Our Freedom to Publish Prize is unique in being the only international award that honours the exemplary courage shown by publishers who dare to publish controversial books in the face intimidation, harassment or worse,' said IPA President, Richard Charkin.

'Last time we offered the Prize, we had a record number of entries, which is of great concern, because it shows that the world is still a dangerous place for publishers with a conscience,' said Ola Wallin, the Chair of the IPA's Freedom to Publish Committee.

'The 10,000CHF IPA Freedom to Publish Prize will be awarded on 12 April 2016 during the International Publishers Congress in London. This is appropriate, as hundreds of the world's best publishers will be able to gather and pay tribute to the extraordinary bravery of the winner and the other nominees,' said IPA's Secretary General, José Borghino.

The closing date for nominations is 8 January 2016. 

To read the Call for Nominations, click here. And to download the Nomination Form, click here.


The 31st International Publishers Congress, 9-14 April 2016, London

Hachette Global CEO, Arnaud Nourry and the distinguished novelist Alaa Al Aswany were announced as keynote speakers for the IPA Congress. The early bird offer runs out on 31 October 2015 and, IPA members (and their members) can also claim a further 10% discount. Please contact the IPA Secretariat at secretariat@internationalpublishers.org to get the special code before the end of the month. We hope to see you there!

For full details about the Congress, and to register, visit the event website

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