Publications and research

Our work is supported by a research programme which focuses on highlighting the contribution of the UK publishing industry.

We work with different organisations to deliver research reports on strategic areas of interest for the membership.

Recently, this has included working with economic consultancies, political think tanks and charity partners.

We submit responses to government consultations and select committee inquiries and prepare briefing documents on key issues for our members.

We also collate key industry statistics, including our Publishing Yearbook, and carry out an annual industry workforce survey.

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05 March 2020

Maintaining a world-leading publishing sector

We are delighted that the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Publishing has now launched its latest report Maintaining a World Leading Publishing Sector. Our sincere thanks go to Andrew Lewer MBE MP, who has chaired this process and who has helped us navigate the delays caused by the General Election.

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26 June 2019

The PA Publishing Yearbook 2018

The resilience of publishing over the last five years has been remarkable. In the face of intense competition – both in the retail environment and for consumer’s time and money – the industry has thrived, cementing its place as one of the UK’s true export stars. That marked resilience is seen throughout this year’s PA…

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19 July 2018

The PA Publishing Yearbook 2017

The PA Publishing Yearbook 2017, our latest annual collection of industry statistics shows the publishing industry continues to be a powerhouse of the creative industries, with total income rising by 5% to £5.7bn. You’ll notice we have made some further changes to the Yearbook design this year and, for the first time, have reduced the…

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10 July 2018

Publishing’s Contribution to the Wider Creative Industries

Research launched today produced by Frontier Economics for the Publishers Association demonstrates the contribution of publishing to the wider creative industries, showing that as compared to original scripts and screenplays book adaptations attract on average: 44% more in UK film box office revenue (and 53% more globally) 58% higher viewership of ‘high-end’ TV productions Nearly…

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14 March 2018

Publishing’s contribution to school education

Research by Frontier Economics into the value of textbooks has revealed that school textbooks only need to save teachers 4 and a half minutes a day in order to pay for themselves, suggesting cutting textbooks use is a false economy. With the UK school system facing real-term budget cuts of 8% by 2019/20, according to…

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