UK publishing income up 2% in Covid-hit 2020 despite print decline

UK publishing income up 2% in Covid-hit 2020 despite print decline

Total publishing income hit record levels in 2020, rising 2% to £6.4bn, buoyed by a digital surge that helped offset a 6% decline in print sales, a report by the Publishers Association shows.

The Publishing in 2020 report, a summary version of the PA's forthcoming yearbook, showed home sales income rose 4% to £2.5bn in 2020 while exports remained unchanged year on year at £3.7bn, despite the challenges brought by Covid-19. 

While digital sales income rose 12% to £3bn, the print market struggled more with the pandemic-hit year, seeing a 6% decline by value to £3.4bn and a 7% fall by volume...

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