Professions in Publishing is a project carried out by the Turkish Publishers Association with its partner The Publishers Association (PA) with the support of the European Publishers Federation (FEP), the German educational organization mediacampus Frankfurt and Norwegian Publishers Association. The project has been granted under the EU-Turkey Civil Society Dialogue Between Grant Program. The project started on February 15, 2016 and will last 15 months.
Turkish Publishers Association
Founded in 1985 by publishers and publishing distributors in Istanbul, Turkish Publishers Association is the oldest active professional organization working for the development of the publishing sector. Currently having more than 320 members, the Association represents Turkey in the international arena as a member of the International Publishers Association.
Among the founding missions of TPA are to improve the publishing profession, to increase publications quality, to produce solutions to professional problems, to work towards cultural, literary and artistic improvement of Turkey and its becoming one of the major international publishing centers. To achieve these, Turkish Publishers Association organizes biannual Turkey Publishing Assemblies to create space for discussion among the stakeholders around the hot topic of the publishing agenda. TPA makes lobbying and collaborations with relevant public institutions to contribute economic development of the sector. It is involved in the organization of TÜYAP book fair in 6 cities and in the National Organization Committee that arranges national participation of Turkey to international book fairs.
The Publishers Association (PA)
The Publishers Association (PA) is the leading representative voice for books, journal, audio and electronic publishers in the UK. The PA has over 100 companies in membership who publish academic journals, text books for higher, secondary and primary education, fiction, non-fiction, children’s and learning resources. The PA’s role is to support publishers in their political, media and industry stakeholder communications. The PA works closely with publishing education partners and other creative industry bodies to ensure that professional standards are consistent with the needs of the UK publishing workforce.
Regulating Professional standards and qualifications in harmonization with the EU
RANGE OF PROFESSIONS
Defining the range of publishing professions, their relations, standards and qualifications together with publishing stakeholders
Motivating institutionalisation of publishing companies parallel to rising professionalisation
Publishing a guiding handbook which will summarize the information and knowhow accumulated during the Project processes and activities