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British Publishing Links

The British Library is a key player in the British publishing world. Here are links to the most important websites.

Bestsellers | Author organisations (including copyright) | Charities, councils, projects and trusts | Publishers and booksellers | Digital and Electronic | Research Organisations | Literature live


Nielsen BookScan. This month's top titles - Great Britain
Nielsen BookScan Children's Top 10 - Great Britain

Author organisations (including copyright)

Authors Licensing and Copyright Society
Copyright Licensing Agency
National Union of Journalists
New Writing North [The writing development agency for Northern Arts]
PEN (England)
PEN (Scotland)
Public Lending Right UK
Society of Authors
trAce Online Writing Centre [1995-2005; an Archived site only]
WATCH: writers, artists and their copyright holders
Writers' Guild of Great Britain

Charities, councils, projects and trusts

Bibliography and Book History Links
Blueshield [Protecting cultural heritage threatened by disaster]
Librarianship and Information Sciences Service
Yr Academi Gymreig / The Welsh Academy
Achuka (children's books)
Book Trust
British Council
Cyngor Llyfrau Cymru
Designer Bookbinders
GLAM-Group for Literary Archives and Manuscripts
History of Advertising Trust
National Literacy Trust
Northern Ireland Publications Resource
Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies
Preservation Advisory Centre
Poetry Society
Records of British Publishing and Printing at Reading University Library
Scottish Book Trust
Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing
The Reading Club
UK Literary Heritage Working Group
Welsh Books Council

Publishers and booksellers

Fine Press Links
Virtual Reference Library
Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers
Association of Online Publishers
Booksellers Association (includes Directory of contacts)
Crime Writers' Association
Cyngor Llyfrau Cymru
Directory and Database Publishers Association
Independent Publishers Guild
Inpress Books
ISBN Agency
LOLLIPOP: list of little press publications
Periodicals Publishers Association
Publishers Association
Scottish Pamphlet Poetry: umbrella organisation for small press publishers
Welsh Books Council

Digital and Electronic

Arts and Humanities Data Service
Association of Online Publishers
Book Industry Communication
Digital Curation Centre
Digital Preservation Coalition
D-Lib Magazine
JISC - The Joint Information Systems Committee
People's Network
UKOLN [A centre of expertise in digital information management]
UK Web Archiving Consortium

Research Organisations

Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
Consortium of Research Libraries in the British Isles (CURL)
Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing

Literature live

British Library Sound Archive
British Theatre Guide
Drama Collections in the British Library
Performing Arts Websites
Archive of the Now
British and International Federation of Festivals for Music, Dance and Speech
British Arts Festivals (provided by the British Arts Festivals Association)
Live Art Development Agency
Performing Arts Data Service
Playwrights on the Web (Worldwide, but US based)
Poet Casting [Currently offline. UK Web Archive version]
Poetry Archive
Poetry Kit
Memorable TV (background on TV scripts)