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Membership Criteria

Membership Criteria

Membership of the PA is open to bona fide book publishers carrying on the business of publishing in the UK. 

When considering application for membership publishers need to satisfy the following requirements:

  • The applicant should be engaged in the United Kingdom in the business of commissioning, producing and issuing original works of copyright in a form and quantity suitable for sale to the general public;
  • The applicant by virtue of its business practice must be deemed to be more than a subsidy or vanity publisher;
  • The applicant must have an address in the United Kingdom, and;
  • The applicant must be able to demonstrate that the United Kingdom market is a principal or significant focus of the applicants’ publishing activities.

If you do not meet the above eligibility criteria as above why not consider our Affiliate Directory. The trade affiliate category is for UK and overseas businesses that are not publishers themselves, but work with publishing houses and wish to offer their services to our members or the wider publishing community.

Download our membership criteria.