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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08 April 2015

PA/AAA Good Practice Guidance for the Process of Agreeing Contracts

Publishers recognise the need for publishing contracts to be resolved expediently so that authors receive their signature advances without delay. The Publishers Association and the Association of Authors’ Agents Acknowledging that delays in negotiating and concluding contracts can cause friction between authors and publishers, the Publishers Association and the Association of Authors’ Agents worked together…

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17 April 2014

The PA Statistics Yearbook 2013

The PA Statistics Yearbook provides the authoritative analysis and measurement of publishing activity for the ninth year running. This edition contains significant new development. For the first time, we have sought to capture the sales data of academic journals from UK‑based publishers. This is not a straightforward undertaking, as the truly international nature of the…

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01 October 2013

The PA Statistics Yearbook 2012

The PA Statistics Yearbook, now in its eighth year, is the authoritative analysis and measurement of book publishing activity in 2012. The Yearbook aims to delineate the direct value generated by publishers as expressed through revenues to the companies’ bottom lines and through unit sales. Highlights: Total physical and digital sales up 4% to £3.3bn…

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