A crucial part of IPA's mission is to inform member associations and the wider global publishing community about breaking developments which will impact publishers. We do this through a number of channels. the IPA website, our monthly e-newsletter, press releases and the IPA's dedicated social media feeds.
Hugo Setzer adresses the German Puliishers Association General Assembly

June 17-18, IPA President, Hugo Setzer and Secretary General, José Borghino, visited Berlin to have high level meetings with the Federation of European Publishers and the Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels.

José and Hugo had a meeting with FEP’s leadership to discuss current issues and ongoing cooperation.

Hugo and José were also invited to attend the General Assembly of the publishers’ branch of the Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels, where Hugo had the opportunity to address the audience in German and speak about IPA’s work globally, especially in the fields of Copyright and Freedom to Publish, and the importance of international collaboration.

During his speech, Hugo quoted former IPA President Fernando Guedes, who writes in his book on the history of the IPA that "as early as the end of the 19th century, the German Publishers’ and Booksellers’ association was the first institution of the European book and publishing industry committed to the international protection of copyright and the illegal reproduction of intellectual property".

After the GA, the Börsenverein had its “Mitgliederfest” or members party, where Hugo and José also had a chance to interact with German publishers. There was even the signing of the Charter for Accessible Publishing by German publisher Barbara Budrich.

Submit to FacebookSubmit to TwitterSubmit to LinkedIn

Blog

Azadeh Parsapour
15 September 2020
Freedom to publish
Publishing industry
Educational Publishing
Diversity and Inclusion
Persian Twitter is filled with an image showing two different covers of the third-grade math textbook in Iran these days. One is from 2019 depicting two girls and three boys playing outdoors. The second one, that caused the storm of fury, is the 2020...
Michiel Kolman
20 May 2020
Publishing industry
Educational Publishing
Diversity and Inclusion
Diversity & Inclusion in the publishing industry is not only relevant for the workforce in our industry (see my previous blog on key surveys measuring exactly that), but also for what we publish. Important questions that arise are ...
Michiel Kolman
24 April 2020
Publishing industry
Diversity and Inclusion
It has been impressive to see how fast our industry has responded to the challenges presented by COVID-19. While many publishers are busy trying to keep their businesses running, it would be easy to dismiss diversity and inclusion (D&I) as just a...
Ben Steward
23 April 2020
Publishing industry
Two weeks into the COVID-19 (née coronavirus) pandemic and its attendant doldrums, I noticed some A-list singers were performing via Instagram from the discomfort of their homes. Chris Martin and John Legend were among the first to sign up to the&nbs...
Michiel Kolman
31 March 2020
Publishing industry
Diversity and Inclusion

Close scrutiny showed a more complex but also more positive answer for both the UK and US.

Michiel Kolman
30 January 2020
Publishing industry
Diversity and Inclusion
As we start a new decade, the subject of diversity remains firmly on the radar for most businesses and industries in 2020. This is also true for our own publishing industry as we continue to see how issues around diversity and inclusion, such as wome...
Michiel Kolman
18 December 2019
Publishing industry
Diversity and Inclusion

IPA D&I envoy, Michiel Kolman interviews Elsevier’s Simon Holt and Springer Nature’s Kirsty Bone about their experiences of having a disability and working in the publishing industry. This is a long but fascinating read.

Hugo Setzer
07 November 2019
Publishing industry

October and the first days of November were again very busy, with visits to four different countries and three book fairs in the course of three weeks.

Press Releases campaign 2020

 

Press Releases campaign 2019

 

Press Releases campaign 2018

 

Newsletters campaigns 2020

 

Newsletters campaigns 2019

 

Newsletters campaigns 2018

 

International Publishers Association

23, avenue de France
1202 Geneva, Switzerland
+41 22 704 18 20
info@internationalpublishers.org

Subscribe to our newsletter