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 Declares

Publishing Declares is an industry pledge on climate action.

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.

Publishers Association Yearbook 2020

The definitive analysis of publisher revenue for consumer, education, and academic books and journals.

Latest news and events

17 September 2021

Publishers Association launch author data collection toolkit

Guidance for publishing companies seeking to collect data about the protected characteristics of authors, illustrators and translators has been released today by the Publishers Association. The toolkit, prepared by independent researchers following consultation with publishers, aims to help publishers navigate this area. It includes guidance on creating and sending out an author questionnaire, along with…


Upcoming events

19 Nov
21 Nov

China Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair

00:00 – 00:00

CCBF is the only book fair in China and Asia Pacific dedicated to children’s content, which makes Shanghai Children’s Book Fair an unparalleled destination for the children’s rights market.

20 Oct
24 Oct

Frankfurt Book Fair 2021

00:00 – 00:00

The motto of this year’s Frankfurter Book Fair is “Re:connect”.

The organisers are confident that the in-person fair will go ahead this year, albeit on a smaller scale, due to travel restrictions in some countries.