Simon Master Chairman’s Award for Asoke Gosh

Asoke Ghosh

At the London Book Fair’s International Excellence Awards on 11th April, Jacks Thomas, Director of the Fair looked back at his career in publishing, which started when he was just 11, and included time at the Times of India Group, Prentice Hall, and his current position as Chairman and Managing Director of PHI Learning where his focus is on low-cost educational books. She closed, calling him “effectively the father of Indian publishing”.

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IPA at Salon du Livre de Genève

Panel at Assises du Livre, Gneva Book Fair

This year, the annual Salon du Livre de Genève (Geneva Book Fair) took place from 25-29 April. Billed as the second biggest francophone fair in the world (after Paris Livre), the event attracts about 100,000 people every year. It also runs a professional programme for publishers (Les Assises de l’édition), which this year was dedicated to publishing in Africa, and at which the IPA was invited to speak.

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Dina Malhotra (1924-2017)

Dina Malhotra (1924-2017)

Indian Publisher Dina Nath Malhotra passed away in December. Former IPA President Alain Gründ shares a homage to a pioneer of Indian publishing.

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Jean-Manuel Bourgois (1939 - 2018)

Jean-Manuel Bourgois

IPA learnt with sadness of the passing of Jean-Manuel Bourgois on 19th February 2018.

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Call for Nominations: Accessible Books Consortium (ABC) International Excellence Award 2018

ABC is now inviting nominations for the 2018 Accessible Books Consortium International Excellence Award for Accessible Publishing. This award recognizes outstanding leadership and achievements in advancing the accessibility of commercial e-books or other digital publications for persons who are print disabled.

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IPA president Michiel Kolman: action needed on censorship and book piracy in Russia

IPA president Dr Michiel Kolman called for Russia to do more on the big issues of book piracy and censorship this week, at the opening of the Moscow International Book Fair.

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