Publishing in London is a dynamic industry made up of a diverse group including books, journals, magazines, newspapers, directories and business media. The publishing industry in the United Kingdom generates an annual turnover of approximately £10.1 billion GVA, which makes it one of the biggest earners for the creative media industries.
The publishing industry consists of mainly small companies, with eighty eight percent having less than ten employees. In contrast, the three percent of companies in the UK with two hundred or more members of staff have more than fifty percent of all those working in the publishing industry in their employ.
The Publishers Association is the UK's leading trade organisation for book and journal publishers, with offices near Oxford Street in Central London. The Publishers Association aims to strengthen the trading environment for publishers in the UK, promotes the intellectual property agenda and offers guidance and support for all those within the publishing industry.
One of the largest general book publishing companies in the United Kingdom is The Random House Group, with head offices in Pimlico, while the Random House Children's Books offices are in Ealing Broadway.
Another of the top companies in London's publishing industry is Macmillan, with offices in Kings Cross and Islington. Macmillan publishes a wide range of subjects including educational and academic books, scientific publications, business publishing and nature books.
The London School of Publishing is situated in Notting Hill Gate with additional premises at Kensington Church Street. The London School of Publishing's mission is to prepare delegates for their roles as publishing professionals and is a training body for London's publishing industry.