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 April 2018

The Publishers Association’s Annual Report 2017

In 2017, we devoted much of our time to helping prepare members for the challenges following the country’s decision to leave the European Union, which culminated in the launch of A Blueprint for UK Publishing which set out what the industry needs to continue to be successful in the future. For the gender pay gap,…

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14 March 2018

Publishing’s contribution to school education

Research by Frontier Economics into the value of textbooks has revealed that school textbooks only need to save teachers 4 and a half minutes a day in order to pay for themselves, suggesting cutting textbooks use is a false economy. With the UK school system facing real-term budget cuts of 8% by 2019/20, according to…

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04 December 2017

Contribution of the Publishing Industry to the UK Economy

The Contribution of the Publishing Industry to the UK Economy by Frontier Economics shows that the British publishing industry generates up to £7.8bn GVA for the wider UK economy and supports more than 70,000 jobs in direct, indirect and induced impact: The research, produced by Frontier Economics for The Publishers Association and to be launched…

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15 September 2017

Diversity survey of the publishing workforce 2017

In 2017, we launched an industry-wide 10-point action plan to tackle inclusivity and ensure that publishing better reflects the UK population. As part of this plan, we committed to undertake an annual industry-wide survey of the workforce demographics of UK publishing houses, in order to obtain a true reflection of the diversity within the industry. Our initial…

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26 April 2017

The PA Publishing Yearbook 2016

Welcome to the PA Publishing Yearbook 2016. We hope this new format will make the Yearbook even more accessible while retaining the same quality and standards that ensure it remains the definitive guide to the UK publishing industry. Highlights: Total income from physical and digital books and journals up 7% to £4.8bnTotal income from physical…

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02 April 2017

The Publishers Association’s Annual Report 2016

Along with letters from the President and Chief Executive, our Annual Report contains summaries of our political engagement, communications and research, sector-specific activity, copyright protection, inclusivity and accessibility campaigns, and export services. Our political engagement focused on Brexit, the All-Party Publishing Group, Industry Strategy and European copyright reform, while our communications and research focused on…

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