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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Front cover of Maintaining a World Leading Publishing Sector
05 May 2015

The PA Statistics Yearbook 2014

The PA Statistics Yearbook for 2014 is the central repository of analysis and statistics on the UK’s publishing sector. Our central mission is to highlight the value and role of publishing on behalf of the industry to its external audiences – authors, readers, libraries, educationalists, politicians and the wider media. Having accurate and up-to-date statistics…

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02 May 2015

The Publishers Association’s Annual Report 2014

Along with letters from the President and Chief Executive, our annual report contains summaries of our political engagement, sector-specific activity for consumer, academic, and education publishing, copyright protection, campaigns, products and services. Our political engagement included publishing our first-ever publishing manifesto Publishing for Britain and close engagement with the Intellectual Property Office on a number…

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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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01 October 2010

Code of Practice on Author Contracts

The Publishers Association’s Code of Practice on Author Contracts applies only to agreements under which an author assigns or licenses an interest in the copyright of a work to a publisher, and does not apply to agreements whereby an author invests money in the publication of a work. The publishing contract must be clear, unambiguous…

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