The APA performs regular research and data collection to track and analyse the state of the industry.

This research helps us build knowledge about trends and provide insights to members for the improvement of their services.

Our regular research activity includes:

  • Industry performance benchmarks by sector
  • International pricing comparisons
  • Reading practices in Australia
  • The Beatrice Davis Editorial Fellowship

We are always on the lookout for new research of interest and welcome ideas for research collaboration. Get in touch with us via our contact page.

Members can browse the APA’s research reports, including those from our research partners.

Latest research related news

New inclusive publishing guide launched

5 May 23

A new practical guide to inclusive publishing, Books without barriers, has been developed to support publishers in providing equal access to reading.

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Essay on sustainable publishing wins 2023 IPEd Student Prize

5 Apr 23

RMIT student Lauren Connell has received a prestigious award for her essay about sustainability challenges and possible solutions for Australia’s trade publishing industry.

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Understanding Australian Publishing statistics with Robin Derricourt

9 Nov 22

Robin Derricourt shares his deep knowledge of the data behind the Australian publishing industry, after 11 years compiling the Australian Publishing Industry Report.

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