Publishers Association


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politics Fay Weldon
Weldon wrote a fighting speech for the awards ceremony, protesting .about publishers' treatment of authors. She claimed later to have shown it ahead of time to the organisers, but I suppose they hadn't bothered to...


12 March 1896
The Publishers Association was officially founded at a constitutional meeting in Stationers' Hall, London.
November 1896
The Publishers Council sent a letter cautioning the press—especially editors of literary periodicals—not to publish unauthorized quotations of excessive extracts from copyright books in articles purporting to be reviews.
Kingsford, Reginald John Lethbridge. The Publisher’s Association, 1896-1946. Cambridge University Press, 1970.
November 1896
The Publishers Council objected to series such as Popular New Novels, The Masterpiece Library, and the Review of Reviews, all of which published abridgements of popular novels and were edited by W. T. Stead .
November 1897
The Publishers Association 's Committee on Title-pages issued recommendations for printing—not concealing—a book's bibliographical history.
1 January 1900
The Net Book Agreement went into effect, establishing minimum prices for the sale of books.
March 1903
The Publishers Association established an Educational Books Committee to look into the implications of the 1902 Education Act on educational book-publishing.
11 September 1905
The Times Book Club opened at 93 New Bond Street, London, and quickly ran afoul of the Net Book Agreement.
The issue of cheap 7d cloth-bound reprints of copyright works became a real threat to the profitability to author and publisher of the 6s novel.
André Deutsch , with the help of Jack Newth (president of the Publishers Association ) and Edmond Seagrave (editor of Bookseller), founded André Deutsch Limited at 12 Thayer Street, London.