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.
To apply, please contact us. You will also need to provide:
|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|
For any questions about membership subscriptions, application, renewals and benefits, please contact us.
You can also apply online – please read the membership criteria below before applying.
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.
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:
*Paperback rights; book club rights; special editions (e.g. educational, large print, library); extract, anthology and quotation; digest; one-shot; second serial; picturisation; right of entry into publisher’s market; translation rights; mechanical reproduction and reprographic rights; electronic and software publishing rights.
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.
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.
As an Associate Member, you will be able:
Associate Membership is open to Individuals (freelancers, sole traders and self-employed) and Businesses with membership fees based upon turnover.
The annual subscription for Associate Membership is based upon business turnover:
|£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.
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.
To apply for Associate Membership, please email your completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org or post it to the following address: Publishers Association, First Floor, 50 Southwark Street, London SE1 1UN.
Once your membership is approved by Council, we will supply a welcome pack with login details for our website and the Associate Member logo.
*Subject to availability.
**Shipping costs to be incurred by you.