Charter to InSPIRe sustainable post-Covid future for the sector

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Over 30 global publishing trade associations, book fairs, and freedom to publish champions have signed Charter to InSPIRe sustainable post-Covid future for the sector. By signing the International Sustainable Publishing and Industry Resilience Charter, signatories from across the publishing ecosystem – including publishers, booksellers, authors, educators, bookfairs, international reading and literacy organizations, and free expression groups – have agreed to cooperate on supporting publishing’s post-Covid recovery Following IPA’s landmark report From Response to Recovery: The Impact of COVID-19 on the Global Publishing Industry, President Bodour Al Qasimi formed the International Sustainable Publishing and Industry Resilience (InSPIRe) Plan Taskforce in early 2021 to lead an industry consultation to identify key pandemic-induced challenges facing publishers and promote cooperation on the way forward.

The InSPIRe Charter, is one of the first achievements of the Taskforce. Charter signatories have committed to industry-wide cooperation on a forthcoming plan for the post-pandemic future of publishing. By endorsing the Charter, signatories have agreed to ten areas of cooperation targeting the sector’s interactions with policy makers but also building inter-sector dialogue and closing skill gaps.

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