The UK book and journal publishing industry is worth £4.4 billion with export sales contributing 43 per cent to total revenues and digital sales accounting for 35 per cent. Out of the creative industries, publishing is the fastest growing exporter, with the UK exporting more than any other publishing industry in the world.
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 APPG is provided by the Publishers Association, which is the trade association serving book, journal, audio and electronic publishers in the UK. Members represent 80 per cent of the UK publishing industry including global companies such as Elsevier, Wiley, Pearson, Penguin Random House, Hachette and the University presses, as well as many independent publishing houses.