In a region with undependable publishing and distribution, self-publishing is not unusual, says Thailand’s Trasvin Jittidecharak ahead of London Book Fair.
Emphasizing ‘the plight of oppressed publishers and writers,’ the International Publishers Association confers its newly renamed Prix Voltaire on Saudi dissident Raif Badawi.
Dichotomies of local and global, major and modest, resonated throughout the International Publishers Association’s 31st Congress, convened in the run-up to London Book Fair.
As new members of the IPA, the Arab Publishers Association wants to emphasize that they are an independent, professional, non-governmental organization.
The International Publishers Association and the Federation of European Publishers has released a report of VAT rates on books and ebooks around the world.
Thai publisher Trasvin Jittidecharak explains why fighting for and supporting freedom of expression in Asia is complicated by politics, culture and history.
The International Publishing Association released data indicated the UK lead the world in new titles published per capita and export revenue in 2013.
Richard Charkin, CEO of Bloomsbury and future president of the International publishers association, on copyright, authors and international rights.
The 2013 PA International Conference in London lamented the general lack of appreciation for the role of publishers and lauded the revival of indie booksellers.
Sheikha Bodour Al Qasimi founded the Emirates Publishers Association and pushed for it to become a full member of the IPA. Here, she explains it was so important.