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

Supadu is an e-commerce, and website provider for trade and academic publishers of all sizes – from HarperCollins to Cornell University Press. They have 220 trade customers and 40 University Press customers from all around the world. Publishers use their Supafolio “website & metadata management” platform for the creation of data driven websites – custom or templated.  They also offer a range of e-commerce solutions – seamlessly integrated into fulfilment and distribution, an unrivalled advanced website search and a marketing toolkit.  

Publishers Association members can take advantage of a £500 gift voucher which can be used against any of Supadu’s products or services

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.

As a new member of the Publishers Association, you can take advantage of free training courses from The Publishing Training Centre, who offer new members of free places on its non-residential, short courses. Depending on the size of your company, you can benefit from one to three days of training, representing a value of between £435 and £1,305. 

What courses are available?

PTC courses are organised around four themes:

  • Core Publishing Skills
  • Marketing
  • Project Planning & Management
  • Strategy and List Building

At present, the portfolio includes 24 eligible courses. 

E-learning modules

Alternatively, members in any membership band, can take advantage of three free e-learning modules instead of a non-residential short course. There are currently 14 e-learning modules available.

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

Contact us

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