Find Printing and Publishing expertise in United Kingdom

The UK has a large publishing sector with a combined turnover of at least US$30 billion. There are 8,500 plus companies directly employing over 160,000 people. There are a wide range of products including books, directories and databases, journals, magazines, business media and newspapers. Of increasing importance has been online-based electronic publishing where revenue streams have been created through advertising and subscriber-based content; and also where newspapers, magazines, scientific, technical, and medical (STM) publishing, journals, academic textbooks have made significant inroads. Some of the world’s biggest academic and trade publishing houses are based here.

The Publishers Association is the sectoral body for the industry. The Bookseller is a weekly magazine which provides information on the latest news within the industry.

The United Kingdom is rated high on the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitive Report 2012–13, being placed 6 out of 144 countries and with a score of 5.9 out of 7.0 for protection of intellectual property. In comparison, nearby countries France and Germany are placed 9 and 10 out of 144 countries, both with a score of 5.6 out of 7.0.

Printing and Publishing organisations in United Kingdom
St Ives Printing and Publishing Co.