The member organisation for UK publishing

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What we do for our members


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.

Yearbook 2019

2019 was UK publishing’s best year ever with total publishing sales reaching £6.3bn and growth across every sector.

Why become a member

Influence government policy

We have the collective voice to influence policy in the UK and abroad.

Attend industry events

Access member only events with key speakers and excellent networking opportunities.

Gain valuable insight

Receive regular news and information on publishing matters, policy insights, statistics and market analysis.

Publishing and COVID-19

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Our resources summarise the latest government advice for publishing businesses relating to Coronavirus (COVID-19) and outline the action that publishers are taking in response to the pandemic – from fast-tracking crucial research to supporting remote learning.

Latest news

28 July 2020

Digital driving 2019 growth in academic publishing

Liz Ferguson (VP Editorial Development at Wiley and Chair of our Academic Publishers Council) and Andrew Robinson (Director of Higher Education EMEA at Cengage Learning and Chair of our Higher & Further Education Publishers Council) write about the highlights and trends for academic and professional, higher and further education publishing in 2019. 2019 saw the…

27 July 2020

Expanding global customer base shows the value of educational books

Jane Harley, UK Policy & Partnerships Director at Oxford University Press and Chair of our Education Publishers Council, writes about the highlights and trends for education publishing in 2019. In these challenging times, it is good to look back on 2019 and reflect on some of the positives. Our expanding global customer base demonstrates the…

24 July 2020

2019 was another stellar year for consumer publishing

David Shelley, CEO of Hachette UK and Chair of our Consumer Publishers Council, writes about the highlights and trends for consumer publishing in 2019. 2019 was another stellar year for consumer publishing. Sales income was up 3.5% to almost £2bn and both print and digital formats saw increases. Taking a broader view, the picture remains…


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