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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22 July 2020

Publishers Association Yearbook 2019

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.

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…