MGIP Newsletter May 2018


The annual MGIP London Dinner was held at the magnificent Stationers' Hall. As we said in our February newsletter, we have been trying to get a ‘foot in their door’ for the last three years, and finally we managed it! 

The MGIP would like to give a special thanks to Bridgeman Images for supporting our event, and we would also like to thank all of our UK members who helped us a lot, especially Piers Russell-Cobb and Robin Wood. 

Jean Arcache, MGIP President, gave a compelling welcome speech. Here are some extracts: 

'Here we are in April 2018 and Publishing is still very strong worldwide - in all forms:  digital, print, as well as audio - as the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organisation) has recently surveyed.

Publishing is increasing in all forms thanks to emerging markets, such as India, which is the second largest English-speaking community worldwide, and Africa, particularly in French or English-speaking parts. Millions of Chinese people are now studying English as a second language, which could be a great opportunity to sell and export copies or even find partners for rights and distribution out there. Obviously academic publishers are the first to benefit from these developments, but trade fiction and illustrated (as well children's publishers) might benefit more and more from it too.
How to create opportunities from all these worldwide trends?

Read more at the full newsletter >>>



The MGIP Summer Meeting 2018 will take place from 29th June  to 2nd July at Cumberland Lodge, situated in Windsor Great Park.
Members and guests are all invited to join us at this unique venue. The Cumberland Lodge’s motto is: ‘a place for exchanging views and inspiring minds’ which makes it the perfect place for our MGIP Summer Meeting.
For more information, please visit the venue's website:

For those who have a return evening flight on 2nd July and don’t want to miss the excursion on Monday, they can leave from Oxford. Heathrow is about a one-hour drive. It maybe be possible to arrange a transfer for you. 

REMEMBER: Registration deadline for this event is postponed to 20th May 2018. 

More details will follow or you can email us at, but please save the date for what promises to be three exceptional days this summer.

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