The UK Publishers Association,UK Society of Authors, UK Booksellers Association and UK Association of Authors’ Agents have relaunched a document, updated by representatives of the industry associations in consultation with their memberships.
A number of new organisations have also endorsed the statement, including the Association of Illustrators, the Translators Association, Publishing Scotland, the Independent Publishers Guild (IPG) and the Writers Guild of Great Britain.
The statement offers a clear, updated and robust set of professional values aimed at uniting and taking the industry forward. The overall structure of the document has been changed so that it now encompasses ten points, with additional emphasis on areas such as mental health. More reference to online behaviour and social media discourse has also been incorporated.