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.

Publishing in 2020

Publishing in 2020 features key numbers and commentary around sales income, formats and key export markets in 2020.

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.

Latest news and events

07 June 2021

Save Our Books campaign launches as IPO opens consultation

An alliance of organisations has launched the Save Our Books campaign in the face of a potentially devastating change to the UK’s copyright laws which could result in fewer books, by fewer authors, for fewer readers. Save Our Books is a joint campaign from the Publishers Association, the Society of Authors, the Association of Authors’…


Upcoming events

21 Jul

The Essentials for Accessible Publishing in 2021

16:00 – 17:00

This webinar is brought to you as a partnership between the U.K. Publishers Association’s Accessibility Action Group and The DAISY Consortium, and is suitable for everyone in the book industry who is involved or interested in producing good quality ebooks and bringing them to their readers.

7 Jul

Exploring the Middle East

15:00 – 16:15

Exploring the Middle East is the second in our series of webinars on key international markets. The webinar is an opportunity to hear what this market has to offer as a potential rights and export market from our speakers Bill Kennedy, Director of Avicenna Partnership Ltd, and Lynette Owen, a copyright and rights consultant.

Workforce Survey

The UK Publishing Workforce: Diversity, inclusion and belonging in 2020 is the most comprehensive survey ever undertaken of the publishing workforce, with a total of 14,122 employees from 71 businesses taking part.