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.
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.
The economic impact of the potential new Open Access (OA) policy from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is detailed in a new report published today.
The latest findings of the Publishers Association’s UK publishing workforce survey show that while publishing continues to meet its target to employ at least 50% women in senior roles within five years, there has been little progress in its other target of increasing the ethnic diversity of employees.
New guidance for members on the impact of Brexit, covering key publishing issues.