Research indicates diversity has improved in recent years, but a generational change is needed to balance the book trade, according to researchers. The bookseller's association of the uk and ireland is a trade body founded to promote retail bookselling in the united kingdom and ireland it operates the national book token scheme in the uk and sponsors the whitbread award the ba represents 95% of british retail booksellers the ba operate the batch payments.
The uk book market is the fifth largest in the world according to the international publishers association, after us, china, germany and japan the pa compiles a free annual summary uk book industry in statistics to provide a close look at what is happening in the uk book market from the side of both publishers and.
The present study is an attempt to analyse the uk books and publishing industry the objectives of this industry analysis are.
The publishers association released statistics about the uk book publishing industry that show a stable market and increased digital and export sales despite a 2% decline in overall book sales, the pa reports that uk publishers have seen a rise in export sales of 28% over the previous year. Major publishing companies that are often larger employ more than half of those working in the industry in the uk freelancers and sole traders make up about 15 per cent of the uk's publishing workforce government statistics estimate the annual turnover for books, journals and online educational products at £33 billion.