Membership benefits – free and discounted services

As a member of the Publishers Association, your business can benefit from a wide range of free and discounted services.

You can obtain telephone based advice on a wide range of areas from the Croner Business Support Helpline when you need a guiding hand or a second opinion. Gain access to a team of professional advisers with unparalleled knowledge, qualifications and experience. All are from professional backgrounds and many of them are experienced solicitors, along with ex Inland Revenue, tax & vat consultants and also Tech IOSH qualified consultants.

The Copyright Infringement Portal (CIP) is the Publishers Association’s independent online system to help combat digital piracy. It identifies infringing links and streamlines the takedown notice creation process. 

If you’ve found your books being shared online without your permission the CIP could help you get them removed from the web. Since 2009 the portal has reported over 4m infringing links and requested 1.5 million Google search links be removed. 

Publishers Association members can add up to 1,000 titles as a benefit of membership with a manual account. 

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Simply Docs is a simple, easy to use portfolio of professionally drafted templates, documents and policies which can be easily used and adapted to your needs. PA members are entitled to a Premium Pack which includes all the document templates available in the Business, Corporate, Employment and Health & Safety folders on the Simply-Docs website.

Designed for those just beginning their export journey, or who wish to develop their existing strategy, the export toolkit contains over 70 profiles of publishing markets all over the world as well as deep dives into key regions, such as Australia, New Zealand and China.

As a Publishers Association member, you have access to a preferential arrangement when taking out a Hiscox Insurance Policy via Gallagher. Gallagher is one of the world’s largest insurance brokerage, risk management and consulting firms.  

Gallagher could offer members preferential rates on policies, such as:

  • Professional Indemnity
  • Commercial Combined Insurance including Buildings cover and Business Interruption etc.
  • Public, Products and Employers Liability
  • Computer
  • Office
  • Cyber

Our supply chain partner Woodland Group provides industry insight and dedicated IT platforms to support all our members in optimising and growing their supply chains sustainably. As such, Woodland Group are offering every member a free supply chain health check as well as a free carbon footprint calculation of your intermodal transport chains worldwide: Included in calculations are the transport distances, energy consumption, greenhouse gases CO2 and CO2 equivalents as well as air pollutants SOx, NOx, NMHC and PM10 and detailed emissions for Well-To-Tank (WTT) and Tank-To-Wheel (TTW) across air, ocean, rail and road transportation. For your free health check and/or emissions report, please contact us.


We have secured a special discount for members on Dell products. Members can get an additional 13% off the Inspiron and Vostro 3000 series and 15% off all XPS and Inspiron 5000/7000 series before 18 July 2021. Contact us for your discount code. Members also have year-round access to Dell’s always-on discounts with up to 20% off on laptops, desktops, accessories and more. Visit the website to shop deals.

All Publishers Association members get 10% off BookMachine CAMPUS training courses.

Find further information on the courses available and book your place here.

To receive the discount code please login here.

FireItOver (“FIO”) is a secure file delivery service built for Professional users.  The Tracking features provide updates if a file is opened, viewed or downloaded.  Users can easily convert Word documents to PDF and apply a visual watermark and avoid authorised sharing using the Browser Lock.

With scheduling and expiry options, you can take full control over when and for long users have access to your files.  With the option to change the email name and add brand logos, FIO is the complete file delivery service. Prices start from £10 per month for the Starter package.  Members can use promo code PA10 for a 10% discount of all packages. 

Hermes delivers more than 240 million parcels a year on behalf of 40% of the UK’s top 100 retailers, including Next Directory, ASOS, Tesco, John Lewis, Debenhams and Arcadia Group. The Publishers Association have agreement from Hermes for bespoke quotes to be issued to our members on a referral process at rate varying dependant on volume, frequency and location.

Find more information about Hermes here.

To obtain your quote please contact Mark Rogan, Corporate Sales Manager, Hermes via email:



We provide members and non-members with a one-stop service at all major book fairs, including Bologna Children’s Book Fair; Frankfurt Book Fair; Beijing International Book Fair; London Book Fair and China Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair. Members benefit from reduced service charge/admin fees. 

The Publishers Association offers its two meeting rooms in its Central London offices free for members to hire for a half or full day.

Please note: our offices are currently closed due to the pandemic.

  • Regular e-newsletter bulletins
  • Member Directory listing on the Publishers Association website
  • Subscription to the Nielsen BOSS or BOSS Plus service and with saving of 25% in your first year
  • Member discounts or free attendance at Publishers Association seminars or events
  • Access to pitch books for World Book Day
  • Participation in pitch events at The London Book Fair i.e. Children’s publisher presentations to independent booksellers
  • Preferential fee recovery service from Safe Collections
  • Discounted HR Support package
  • Mediation Service from MEDIAtion

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For information about any of our member benefits, please get in touch.