Sharjah International Bookfair looks at freedom to publish and educational publishing

Michiel Kolman

Sharjah International Book Fair featured keynotes from IPA President, Michiel Kolman, and President-elect, Hugo Setzer, alongside panels on freedom to publish and educational publishing. Setzer’s message was that local, regional and international cooperation are essential to the future of our industry.

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PANZ International Conference 2018 a resounding success

IPA VP Hugo Setzer speaking at the PANZ International Conference (June 2018)

On 28-29 June, IPA’s Vice President, Hugo Setzer, was invited by the Publishers Association of New Zealand to deliver the opening keynote speech at their PANZ International Conference 2018.

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Alain Kouck (1946 - 2018)

Alain Kouck with IPA Executive Office in January 2011

IPA learnt with great sadness of the passing of Alan Kouck, President of the Editis Group and former Vice President of IPA (2010-2012).

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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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