PA salutes 2019 as UK publishing's 'best year ever', but calls for Covid support

PA salutes 2019 as UK publishing's 'best year ever', but calls for Covid support

The Publishers Association has released its latest Yearbook statistics, showing growth in both the industry's print and digital revenues, making 2019 in its estimation “the biggest year ever for UK publishing”. 

However, although the trade started 2020 in the best shape it has ever been in, PA chief executive Stephen Lotinga has cautioned the industry faces challenges in the midst of Covid-19, and he is calling on the government to take action now to secure its recovery.

The PA’s 2019 figures showed publishing sales by invoiced value totalled £6.3bn last year, an increase of 3.5% on 2018’...

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