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Types of membership

Band 1 Membership

This type of membership runs 12 months from the day you join.

Membership fees for Band 1:

Band

Turnover

Subscription Rate

Band 1

Band 1

Band 1

Band 1

         Up to £250,000

       £250,001 - £500,000

     £500,001 - £1,000,000

       £1,000,001 - £2.5m

                    £250

                    £495

                    £995

                    £1,995

  When applying for Band 1 membership, either online or by paper application form, we request you provide the following within thirty days:

  • a sample publication;

  • a current catalogue or intended publishing programme in the UK;

  • the latest annual accounts if available (this is not mandatory but assists us in monitoring the performance of the UK publishing industry)

 Before applying, please read our membership criteria
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Band 2 - 5a Membership
This type of membership is approved The PA Council, which meets six times a year. When considering membership applications the Council is required to satisfy itself that the membership criteria have been met. A membership year runs from the 1st January and except for bands two and three a subscription is calculated on a scale based on the band in which the applicant's turnover falls, calculated as a minimum payable on turnover up to the bottom of the band plus an increment payable per 1,000 of turnover (or part thereof) over the bottom of the band. Bands two and three are a fixed fee. Definition of turnover can be found here  

 
Membership fees for Bands 2 - 5a

Band

Turnover

Subscription

Rate per £1,000 turnover over bottom of band

Band 2

over £2.5 million

£2,995

N/A

Band 3

over £4.5 million

£4,995

N/A

Band 4

over £9 million

£14,311

plus £0.915 per £1,000 over £9 million and pro rata

Band 5

over £18 million

£22,580

plus £0.655 per £1,000 over £18 million and pro rata

Band 5a

over £34 million

£33,080

plus £0.445 per £1,000 over £34 million and pro rata

 

NB (1): All subscriptions are subject to VAT
NB (2): 50% discount on learned journal turnover (For definition refer to our 
Subscription Rules and Definition of Turnover
NB (3): Publishers joining during the second half of the year pay pro rata on the full subscription fee

Join now by completing and returning your application form with the following:

  • a sample publication;
  • a current catalogue or intended publishing programme in the UK;
  • the subscription cheque (including VAT); and
  • the latest annual accounts.

 

All applications need to be sent to: The Membership Manager, The Publishers Association, First Floor, 50 Southwark Street, London SE1 1UN.

Become a member today and start taking advantage of all our member benefits.   

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