The Publishers Association (the PA) represents the interests of UK publishers across consumer, education and academic publishing. Our members publish academic journals, textbooks for higher, secondary and primary education, fiction, non-fiction, children’s books and learning resources.
UK publishing generates up to £7.8bn Gross Value Added (GVA) for the wider UK economy, with 57% turnover from export sales. The industry also supports up to 70,000 jobs.
Our objective as an association is to provide our members with the influence, insight and services necessary to compete and prosper. Our mission is to strengthen the trading environment for UK publishers by providing a strong voice for the industry in government, in society and with other stakeholders in the UK, Europe and internationally. We provide a forum for the exchange of non competitive information between publishers and offer support and guidance to the industry through technological and other changes.