Associate Membership

Associate Membership of the Publishers Association is open to non-publishers who want to work closely with us and our members, and build their business profile in the publishing community.

  • Stay up-to-date with current developments in the publishing industry   
  • Develop productive relationships with industry professionals    
  • Increase the visibility of your business    
  • Benefit from events, meetings and networking opportunities we provide


Preferred supplier status All applications are approved by the Council of the Publishers Association, recognising your business as a preferred supplier.

Use the Associate Member logo on your corporate stationery and website, signalling your status as a preferred supplier.

Publish your business profile in our online membership directory, the most popular area of our website.
Networking opportunitiesAttend our exclusive events on the same terms as members, either free of charge or at a discounted rate, including our Annual General Meeting and Summer Reception.

Present information to committees of our members.
Support for your businessTake advantage of our Book Fair Service at our member rate, an efficient and cost-effective way to make the most of your participation in all major book fairs.

Book our meeting space in central London with AV facilities and refreshments provided.

Access exclusive freebies and special offers, including thousands of template business documents and legal contracts.
Marketing and promotion
Subject to availability
Promote your business across our social media every three months.

Publish a banner ad in our member newsletter every six months.

Display your promotional material on our stands at major book fairs, including London, Beijing, Frankfurt, and Shanghai. Shipping costs to be incurred by you.

Promote your business with a banner advert on our website, appearing for one week above our membership directory, the most popular page on our site.

Advertise in our Publishing Yearbook, our annual statistical publication which regularly receives coverage across trade and national media, and our Annual Report, both of which are sent to all our members, MPs, and civil servants.

Sponsor or partner with us on one of our member events.
Publishing insightAccess the Publishing Yearbook, the definitive source for statistics on UK book and journal publisher revenue.

Access the Member Area of our website with exclusive content, publications, and resources.

How to apply

To apply for Associate Membership, please read the Terms and Conditions and then apply online. Once your membership is approved by Council, we will supply a welcome pack with login details for our website and the Associate Member logo. Associate Membership is open to individuals (freelancers, sole traders and self-employed) and businesses with membership fees based upon turnover.