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Who We Are

Who We Are

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The Publishers Association represents the interests of UK publishers across consumer, education and academic publishing. Our members publish academic journals, textbooks for higher, secondary and primary education, fiction, non-fiction, children’s books and learning resources.

As a whole, the industry contributes over £5.1 billion to the to the UK economy with digital revenues contributing 35% and export sales accounting for 57%.

Our objective as an association is to provide our members with the influence, insight and services necessary to compete and prosper.

Our mission is to strengthen the trading environment for UK publishers by providing a strong voice for the industry in government, in society and with other stakeholders in the UK, Europe and internationally. We provide a forum for the exchange of non‑competitive information between publishers and offer support and guidance to the industry through technological and other changes.

Voice of the industry

We are stronger when we speak with one voice and better able to influence decisions in the UK, EU and internationally.

We build relationships of trust with those in government, the media and others who influence them. We make sure the right decisions are made and implemented effectively.

Understanding the wider world

Our members need the best possible information about the changing world around them and support in managing the impact upon their businesses.

We ensure the publishing industry is able to respond to new political, regulatory and business requirements by always keeping our members informed about the changing environment in which they operate.

Return on investment

We strive to provide every single member of the PA with products and services that add value to their membership and serve their long-term financial interests.

Our focus is on bringing our members together where they have a common interest to pursue collectively beneficial activities, saving them money, and ensuring we best support their business needs.