Nigeria’s first collaborative seminar with the International Publishers Association will focus on issues including a fierce battle African publishers are waging against book piracy.
Greece Opens Athens’ Year as UNESCO’s World Book Capital
International officials and media gather on World Book Day to open the 18th UNESCO World Book Capital program in Athens, celebrating what Greece’s Prokopis Pavlopoulos calls ‘the powerful potential of books.’
The International Publishers Association in India: Issues in a Hot-Button World
Ahead of the 32nd International Publishers Association Congress in India, we look at the big issues speakers will address, including geo-political issues affecting publishing.
Publisher and Bookseller Gui Minhai Awarded IPA’s 2018 Prix Voltaire
Less than two weeks after his reported re-detention in China, Gui Minhai is named to receive the IPA’s prize for proponents of the freedom to publish. Gui’s whereabouts remain unknown.
International Publishers Association ‘Throw Full Support Behind’ Macmillan on ‘Fire and Fury’
‘A sad irony to see the so-called leader of the free world trying to limit freedom to publish.’ The International Publishers Association slams the Trump cease-and-desist effort and libel law comments as ‘a new and worrying development.’
IPA President Michiel Kolman: China’s Censorship ‘Puts Publishers in an Impossible Situation’
The Chinese authorities, says IPA chief Michiel Kolman, “put individual publishers in an impossible situation” in censoring journal articles.
IPA Prepares a Mission to Georgia, Where Publishers Are ‘Heading to Annihilation’
Tbilisi’s textbook industry is in crisis because of what the International Publishers Association calls Georgia’s ‘self-defeating’ government policy.
IPA Issues Marrakesh Treaty Guide for Publishers
With the Marrakesh Treaty ratified by the requisite number of nations, a guide to its background and provisions is available now from the IPA.
The UAE Exempts Books From VAT, Gives Workers Reading Time
Books will remain exempt from VAT in the United Arab Emirates, even as a 5 percent VAT rate takes effect in the country in 2018.
Havana Book Fair: New Chapters in Warming Relations
American and international publishers attended the 2016 Havana Book Fair in hopes of finding new opportunities in an economically friendlier Cuba.