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The Publishers Association (the PA) represents book and journal publishers in the UK, spanning fiction and non-fiction, academic and education publishing in print and digital. UK publishing has a turnover of £5.7bn, with export income accounting for 60% of revenues. Our membership includes global companies such as Elsevier, Wiley, Pearson, Penguin Random House and Hachette, as well as many independent publishing houses and university presses. Our objective as an association is to provide our members with the influence, insight and support necessary to compete and prosper.


  • Join the PA.png JoinMembership of the Publishers Association offers a range of benefits, from bespoke services for small and medium-sized businesses, to a voice on industrywide lobbying efforts.
  • Members and affiliates.png Members and AssociatesUse our member and associate directories to find contact information for publishers and publishing service providers.
  • Governance.png GovernanceThe Publishers Association is governed by a Council of 15 member representatives, supported by sector councils for Academic, Consumer and Educational publishing.
  • Partnerships.png PartnersWe work with a range of organisations across the publishing supply chain.
  • Careers.png CareersThe Publishers Association occasionally recruits for both permanent and temporary roles, including internships and traineeships, advertised here.
  • Location.png LocationOur office is located at 50 Southwark Street, London SE1 1UN.
  • Terms and conditions.png Terms and ConditionsRead our Terms and Conditions, including Terms of Website Use, Privacy Policy, Website Sales Terms and Conditions, Directory Terms and Conditions, and Event Booking Terms and Conditions.
  • Contact.png ContactNeed to get in touch with a member of staff? Find their details here along with who to contact for what.
  • Icon Advertise.png AdvertiseWant to reach publishers across the UK? You can advertise on our platforms at reasonable rates.
  • Promo for PA Annual Report 2018 Avatar.png PA Annual Report 2018The Annual Report highlights our achievements over the past year and the financial accounts for 2018. It has been a busy year and we hope to achieve much more for our members in the year ahead.