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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. 




  • Join the PA.png JoinMembership of the Publishers Association offers a range of benefits, from bespoke services for small and medium-sized businesses, to a voice on industrywide lobbying efforts.
  • Members and affiliates.png Members and AffiliatesUse our member and affiliate directories to find contact information for publishers and publishing service providers.
  • Governance.png GovernanceThe Publishers Association is governed by a Council of 15 member representatives, supported by sector councils for Academic, Consumer and Educational publishing.
  • Partnerships.png PartnersWe work with a range of organisations across the publishing supply chain.
  • Careers.png CareersThe Publishers Association occasionally recruits for both permanent and temporary roles, including internships and traineeships, advertised here.
  • Location.png LocationOur office is located at 50 Southwark Street, London SE1 1UN.
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