Department for Culture Media and Sport
We are responsible for supporting the UK’s publishing sector, our largest creative industry.
The publishing sector is made up of a diverse range of businesses operating both on- and off-line, including books, directories and databases, journals, magazines and business media, newspapers and news agencies. It has a combined turnover of at least £20 billion, with more than 8,500 companies directly employing around 167,000 people.
At the heart of the sector lies a diverse range of companies that combine creativity, innovation and application with constantly evolving methods of production and distribution. In its quality, diversity and reach, UK publishing leads the world.