Membership of the Publishers Association is open to bona fide publishers carrying on the business of publishing within the UK.
Subscription fees are based on your annual UK publishing turnover, calculated either at a fixed (Bands 1-3) or variable rate (Bands 4-5a). Membership Criteria and Definition of Turnover are available below. Bands 1-3 can use the online form to apply. For Bands 4-5a, please contact us. You will be asked to provide a sample publication and a current catalogue or intended publishing programme in the UK,
|Band||Turnover||Subscription (excl VAT)||Rate per £1,000 turnover over bottom of band|
|1a||Up to £250k||£250||n/a|
|1b||£250,001 – £500,000||£495||n/a|
|1c||£500,001 – £1,000,000||£995||n/a|
|1d||£1,000,001 – £2.5m||£1,995||n/a|
|4||Over £9m||£14,740||plus £0.945 per £1,000 over £9 million and pro rata|
|5||Over £18m||£23,257||plus £0.675 per £1,000 over £18 million and pro rata|
|5a||Over £34m||£34,072||plus £0.460 per £1,000 over £34 million and pro rata|
Membership of the Publishers Association is open to bona fide publishers carrying on the business of publishing within the UK. The Council, which meets five times a year, decides on all applications for membership. When considering membership applications, the Council is required to satisfy itself that the following criteria have been met.
Definition of turnover
The Council normally shall not grant membership to an applicant who does not satisfy each of the above criteria, but otherwise, the Council has absolute discretion to grant or refuse membership to any applicant. For the purpose of calculating subscription, the turnover that must be declared is that resulting from:
Financial year for subscription purposes
For subscription purposes, the financial year in respect of which turnover must be declared is the member’s accounting year that terminated during the twelve months up to September of the previous year for Bands 2 to 5a and the closest financial year for those in Band 1.
Subscriptions are liable to VAT at the standard rate.
Membership is open to non-publishers through our Associate Membership. Find out more.
The annual subscription for Associate Membership is based upon business turnover. All fees exclusive of VAT. Membership is for a term of 12-months. Membership is continuing unless 60 days’ notice is given in writing or via email of intention of resigning from membership.
|£50k – £250k||£250.00|
|£250k – £1m||£995.00|
|£1m – £5m||£1,995.00|
*For individuals only. Individuals with a turnover of more than £50k are requested to apply for the higher membership bracket.