*+-Richard Mollet, CEO of the Publishers Association, reports that 2014 UK publishing revenues were £4.3 billion, with 44% coming from export markets.
*+-Strong leadership in publishing is welcome, but as new publishing leaders step forward, one realizes all are mere ‘temporary custodians.’
*+-The UK PA is ‘not taking lessons from any freedom foundation people who say publishers are locking stuff up in this digital age,’ says CEO Richard Mollet.
*+-Sheikha Bodour, founder of the Emirates Publishers Association (EPA), discusses initiatives aimed at professionalizing publishing in the Arab world.
*+-Jordanian online bookseller Jamalon solves distribution and delivery in the Arab world by offering cash-on-delivery services.
*+-Roger Tagholm considers whether authors pulling out of the PEN ceremony honoring Charlie Hebdo was the appropriate reaction.
*+-At last week’s London Book Fair, experts from the ed tech publishing community shared key lessons they have learned, including keep it simple and act fast.
*+-A memorial service for Random House UK’s Simon Master, who died in January, provided a fitting PS to the London Book Fair which wrapped up last week.
*+-The London Book Fair has evolved to reflect the ‘new ecology’ of publishing and shift in confidence, says Faber’s Stephen Page.
*+-Five years after launching, Open Road has published 10,000 titles from 2,500 authors, seen 12 million downloads, and added translations from 3 partners.