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 £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.
Publishing and 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.
The Publishers Association is delighted to present our 2020 summer audio reading list for parliamentarians. All of the audiobooks included in this list have been nominated by our members to represent some of the most exciting titles launched this summer.
The list has been divided up into categories, so you can find a title to suit you. Whether you’re looking to learn, gasp, laugh or cry – there’s something for everyone.
The Publishers Association announced today that it will be refunding smaller members’ fees for the three-month period they were in lockdown in recognition of the huge difficulties many small businesses have faced.