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 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.

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

20 March 2020

Publishers Association comment on coronavirus

Stephen Lotinga, CEO of the Publishers Association said: “The escalation of the coronavirus situation is causing a range of very significant challenges across publishing businesses. We are doing everything we can to support the industry at this extraordinarily difficult time. We have established a page on our website and are issuing regular member briefings. We…

16 March 2020

Brexit: all eyes are now on the trade deals

By Dan Conway, Director of External Affairs at the Publishers Association The UK book industry has reacted with resilience to the regulatory and political uncertainty of recent years. The Publishers Association’s latest market statistics indicate that the industry revenue from books, journals and rights sales has grown since the 2016 referendum, now totalling £6bn (roughly…

11 March 2020

Publishers Association’s comment on Reading Tax being axed in the 2020 Budget

Following the announcement that tax on digital books, journals and newspapers will be zero-rated from 1 December 2020, find our comment below. Stephen Lotinga, CEO of the Publishers Association said: “We are delighted that the Government has decided to zero-rate VAT on digital books and journals in the Budget. It’s fantastic that the Chancellor has…