Press Releases


The International Publishers Association and PEN International are alarmed at reports that four people associated with a publisher and bookstore in Hong Kong famous for producing and stocking books critical of the Chinese authorities have gone missing.

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“Engagement gives us a chance to support our colleagues whereas non-engagement brings nothing.”

Richard Charkin, IPA President spoke today at the opening of the 3rd Arab Publishers Conference in Sharjah, UAE. You can find here below the integrality of his speech on digital transition, creation, copyright and freedom to publish.

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IPA condemns Turkish Government’s attacks on independent media.

The International Publishers Association is alarmed at reports that the Turkish Government is shutting down and seizing the independent and critical media outlets of the Koza-IPek Media Group, including Kanaltürk and Bugün TV, ahead of the forthcoming general election in that country.

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Hachette Global CEO, Arnaud Nourry and distinguished novelist, Alaa Al Aswany to speak at 31st International Publishers Congress at The London Book Fair 2016.

The 31st International Publishers Congress has announced that Arnaud Nourry and Alaa Al Aswany will be keynote speakers at the 31st Congress in London in April 2016.

The Congress, which runs from 9-12 April 2016, will take place in London for the second time. It is organised by the International Publishers Association in partnership with the UK Publishers Association and The London Book Fair. The conference promises debate, analysis and networking at the most senior level across a comprehensive programme curated to address the key policy and practical issues of the day.

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International Publishers’ Association (IPA) holds successful 2015 General Assembly meeting during Frankfurt Book Fair.

New members and a reinvigorated Executive Committee give the IPA a rare impetus going into 2016.
The IPA General Assembly at the Frankfurt Book Fair on 15 October accepted new members from the following countries: Bangladesh, China, Greece, Jordan and Peru. It also voted to give Full Member status to the associations from the following countries: Saudi Arabia, Slovenia and Tunisia.

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The International Publishers Association calls for nominations for the 2016 Freedom to Publish Prize.

'Freedom to Publish and copyright are the twin pillars upon which the IPA stands. Our Freedom to Publish Prize is unique in being the only international award that honours the exemplary courage shown by publishers who dare to publish controversial books in the face intimidation, harassment or worse,' said IPA President, Richard Charkin.

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