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International Publishers Back Macmillan over Trump ‘Cease and Desist’ Threats

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

The International Publishers Association has thrown its full support behind US publisher Macmillan and its CEO, John Sargent, for their firm stand in the face of pressure from United States President Donald Trump to halt publication of Fire and Fury, Michael Wolff’s book on the Trump White House. The IPA sees Trump’s attempt to stop publication of Wolff’s […]

A Bad Year for Ukrainian Publishers Following a Ban on Russian Books

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

An estimated 136 publishing companies in Ukraine have closed due to a drop in sales following a government ban on Russian book imports. Those publishers still in operation are reported to be struggling as well, and more companies are expected to declare bankruptcy by the year’s end. Click here for the full story from Publishing Perspectives.

Call for Nominations for 2018 IPA Prix Voltaire Prize

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

The International Publishers Association (IPA) has launched its call for nominations for the 2018 Prix Voltaire Prize. The Prix Voltaire Prize, previously known as the IPA Freedom to Publish Prize, is designed to celebrate individuals and organisations that promote freedom of expression through publishing. For more information on the prize itself and how to nominate […]

Romania may limit textbook publishing to only one state-run publisher

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Romanian Education Minister Liviu Pop has announced his intentions to create an absolute monopoly for a state-owned publisher of textbooks. Pop has argued that this system would allow for students to receive their textbooks in a more timely manner; however, the Federation of European Publishers (FEP) has condemned the plan. FEP president Henrique Mota has […]