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Metadata is an important part of the publishing sector. In a new series Graham Bell, Executive Director of EDItEUR will share occasional updates on their work and the standards the manage. 

[Update on 22 August 2023: The deadline for nominations has been extended to Friday, September 1st, 2023.]

Nominations are currently being accepted for the ABC International Excellence Award for Accessible Publishing. This award acknowledges exceptional leadership and accomplishments in promoting the accessibility of commercial e-books or other digital publications for individuals who are blind, visually impaired, or have other print disabilities.

Book cover of My Back Pages by Richard Charkin

Richard Charkin was Vice President of the IPA in 2013-14 and then President in 2015-16. His time at the top included many decisions and events that have made the IPA what it is today. Recently, he published My Back Pages: An Undeniably Personal History of Publishing, 1972-2022: a book that recounts his life as a publisher, from tentative beginnings straight out of university, through some of the most important publishing companies in the English speaking world, to his current incarnation as a one-man-band at Mensch. IPA Secretary General, José Borghino, asked him a few questions.

Emiro Aristizábal Álvarez and Adriana Ángel Forero holding signed copies of the SDG Publishers Compact accompanied by Hugo Setzer and Juan Miguel Diez

The Colombian Publishers Association, represented by its executive president, Emiro Aristizábal Álvarez, and the Bogotá International Book Fair, Filbo, represented by its director Adriana Ángel Forero, signed the SDG Publishers Compact, in which they commit to take action to accelerate the achievement of these goals by 2030.

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In its 11th edition, the prize is organized by Bologna Children’s Book Fair in partnership with AIE – the Italian Publishers Association and IPA – the International Publishers Association highlights the top children’s publishers of the year in each of the six geographical areas: Africa, Asia, Europe, Central and Latin America, North America, Oceania. 

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Publishing house Kogan Page of the United Kingdom and Mr. Ashoka Bandula Weerawardhana of Sri Lanka are the winners of the 2022 ABC International Excellence Award for Accessible Publishing.

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