London, 21 July 2014 - The Publishers Association has hailed the release of the BFI’s Statistics Yearbook 2014 as an authoritative and interesting report on the film industry and its positive impact on the UK’s creative economy.
The role that the publishing industry has played in driving creative and economic success is of particular note. The research shows that of the top 20 grossing films worldwide, 40%, were based on British novels, while of the top 20 British grossing films 18 were based on novels, including works by and inspired by Ian Fleming, CS Lewis, JRR Tolkien and JK Rowling.
Richard Mollet, Chief Executive of the Publishers Associationsaid "UK Publishing continues to be not only a hugely innovative and successful creative industry in its own right but also an industry capable of driving enormous creative success in other sectors and inspiring audiences around the world.”
The Publishers Association
The Publishers Association is the leading trade organisation serving book, journal, audio and electronic publishers in the UK. Membership comprises 114 companies from across the trade, academic and education sectors. Its core service is representation and lobbying, around copyright, rights and other matters relevant to members, who represent roughly 80% of the industry by turnover.