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According to figures released by the Publishers’ Association, the UK publishing industry had a record-breaking year in 2017, with income up 5% to £5.7 billion.
The industry is already the number one exporter of books in the world and export income rose a further 8% to £3.4 billion in 2017, accounting for 60% of total revenues.
Other highlights from the PA Publishing Yearbook 2017 include:

• total book sales income (physical and digital books) is up 4% to £3.7 billion;
• total digital sales income (digital books and journals) is up 3% to £1.8 billion;
• total physical book sales income is up 5% to £3.1 billion;
• total journal sales income is up 5% to £1.6 billion; and
• total journal export income is up 5% to £1.4 billion.

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