Publishers Association Annual Report 2021

The Publishers Association’s Annual Report 2021 highlights another year dominated by the pandemic and all the associated uncertainty. Despite the ongoing challenges we faced from Covid, the industry continued to show resilience. In 2021, we launched Publishing Declares, a sustainability pledge to raise awareness of the sustainability issues most relevant to the UK book and journal publishing industry. There have been a number of notable moments in 2021: beyond sustainability we established an exciting new industry narrative which expresses the social, personal, economic and innovative value of publishing. We also ran the successful Save Our Books campaign, a joint campaign from the Publishers Association, the Society of Authors, the Association of Authors’ Agents and the Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society.