Emma House is the Deputy CEO of the Publishers Association and has worked at the PA for 10 years. Previous to this Emma was Head of International Development at The London Book Fair and spent 6 years working in international business to business magazines.
The Publishers Association (the PA) represents book and journal publishers in the UK, spanning fiction and non-fiction, academic and education publishing in print and digital. UK publishing has a turnover of £5.7bn, with export income accounting for 60% of revenues. Our membership includes global companies such as Elsevier, Wiley, Pearson, Penguin Random House and Hachette, as well as many independent publishing houses and university presses. Our objective as an association is to provide our members with the influence, insight and support necessary to compete and prosper.
Emma’s role is to over the work of the sector councils at the PA, covering academic, STM, education and consumer publishing as well as the promotional campaigns around inclusivity and diversity and literacy. Emma works with key stakeholders in the UK and internationally including government departments, British Council and other publishing trade associations.