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These are challenging times. The COVID-19 pandemic is a real global crisis, like we have never seen before. It will have profound implications for our businesses and we will have to adapt. 

Many of us are currently living in isolation, but let me assure you, you are not alone. We belong to this great international publishers’ family. We are in this together, together also with our authors, with the booksellers, and together we will come out of this. 

The role of publishers today is more important than ever. We help educate our children, we provide entertaining stories and curated scientific information. Through the books our authors write and that we publish, we bring to the readers knowledge, entertainment, solace, the possibility to travel to distant places or in other times, the possibility to dream. 

IPA will continue to represent and defend publishers’ interests around the world. We will continue to convince policy makers of the importance of copyright as an enabler of creativity and innovation, while at the same time fighting for our freedom to publish whatever we think appropriate. IPA is also making an appeal to national and regional governments to ensure all those in the publishing value chain are supported. 

During these particularly challenging times you may need more from us. We are here for you. But we also need you. We need your engagement and your active participation to ensure that we support our international industry in the best way possible.

Publishers have shown themselves to be resilient and innovative in responding to change. On our website you will find encouraging stories about how publishers around the world are contributing to society in this difficult time. I invite you to read it. 

We are together in this and together, I have no doubt, we will overcome this crisis. 

Thank you very much

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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.

James Taylor
25 October 2019
Publishing industry

SCCR 39 concluded this evening with an agreement found on how to keep the Exceptions and Limitations discussion moving forward and the other agenda items wrapped up and a possible new issue raised in the chamber.

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