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.
2019 was publishing's best year ever with total publishing sales reaching £6.3bn and growth across every sector. The Publishers Association Yearbook 2019 contains statistical analysis of publisher revenue for consumer, education, and academic books and journals with 100+ accompanying tables and graphs.
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.
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…
This research by Frontier Economics shows that academic excellence is an important strength of the UK economy and that academic publishing plays a key role in the innovation cycle. Returns to innovation in the UK are 50-90% The UK has 4% of the world’s researchers but 16% of the most cited journal articles The UK…
This note is an addendum to the report The Contribution of the Publishing Industry to the UK Economy, written by Frontier Economics for the Publishers Association and published in December 2017. It corrects a figure quoted in the report which was labelled as the total amount authors received in 2016 from advances, royalties and income…