Publishing is one of the UK’s leading creative industries, exporting around the world to educate, illuminate, inspire and entertain.
The industry has a turnover of more than £6bn and directly employs 29,000 people in the UK. It is the largest exporter of books in the world, with income from exports accounting for almost 60% of revenues.
UK publishing’s economic and cultural contribution is vast and it is rightly regarded as the best in the world.
We exist to ensure it remains so.
We build relationships of trust with government and key partners.
We ensure our members are informed and can effectively respond.
We provide every member with services that aid their long-term interests.
A new report from Frontier Economics People Plus Machines: The role of Artificial Intelligence in Publishing highlights the huge importance that AI will have to the UK’s publishing industry
2019 was UK publishing’s best year ever with total publishing sales reaching £6.3bn and growth across every sector.
The Publishers Association, Pop Up Projects and House of Illustration have partnered to host five webinars which aim to support the professional development of aspiring and emerging illustrators from underrepresented and marginalised communities.