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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17 September 2021

Author diversity report and toolkit

This toolkit includes guidance for publishing companies seeking to collect data about the protected characteristics of authors, illustrators and translators. Prepared by independent researchers following consultation with publishers, the toolkit aims to help publishers navigate this area. It includes guidance on creating and sending out an author questionnaire, along with template questions aimed at gathering…

10 September 2021

Publishers Association Yearbook 2020

The Publishers Association Yearbook 2020 contains statistical analysis of publisher revenue for consumer, education, and academic books and journals with 100+ accompanying tables and graphs. This extensive report is available to purchase for £95 or if you are a member of the Publishers Association, you can download it for free from our Members’ Area. Our…

22 July 2021

Summer Reading List for Parliamentarians

To mark the Publishers Association’s 125th anniversary, parliamentarians were asked to provide recommendations for a Summer Reading List for Parliamentarians ahead of summer recess. The following titles have been nominated by MPs, Peers, journalists and Publishers Association staff as their recommended reading for summer. The list celebrates the capacity for books to educate, inspire and…