All Party Parliamentary Group on Publishing
All Party Parliamentary Group on Publishing - about us

About us

The UK book and journal publishing industry is worth £5.1 billion with export sales contributing 57% to total revenues. The UK exports more than any other publishing industry in the world, with a 17% share of world physical book exports, generating a £1.1bn trade surplus annually.

In a rapidly evolving marketplace there is an increasing need for publishers, digital partners and intermediaries and policy makers to work together. Their shared goal should be to create the best possible access for consumers and other users through licensing and innovative business models which fully exploit the potential of digital technology.

This can only be achieved by encouraging the development of cutting-edge business opportunities whilst upholding and enforcing the principles of copyright and territorial rights.

Administrative support for the All Party Parliamentary Group on Publishing is provided by the Publishers Association, which 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 and learning resources.

The Publishers Association