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Links to websites promoting literacy, supporting the book trade, and protecting the rights of authors and illustrators.

  • Booksellers Association
  • The Booksellers Association is a membership organization for all booksellers in the UK & Ireland, and we represent over 95% of booksellers. The BA represents and promotes its membership and provides a full range of products and services to members.

  • Literacy Trust
  • The National Literacy Trust is a UK charity that transforms lives through literacy. We campaign to improve public understanding of the vital importance of literacy.

  • UK Literacy Association
  • The United Kingdom Literacy Association (UKLA) is a registered charity, which has as its sole object the advancement of education in literacy.

  • Society of Authors
  • Works to protect the rights and further the interests of authors in the United Kingdom. FAQ, membership information, news, and publications.

  • Chartered Institute of Library Professionals (CILIP)
  • Believes that a fair and economically prosperous society is underpinned by literacy, access to information and the transfer of knowledge.

  • The Association of Illustrators
  • The AOI was established in 1973 to advance and protect illustrator's rights and encourage professional standards. The AOI is a non-profit making trade association dedicated to its members' professional interests and the promotion of illustration.

  • The Siobhan Dowd Trust
  • The Siobhan Dowd Trust works to give young people the opportunity to read and enjoy literature. It is the money earned through royalties and foreign sales of Siobhan's books that allows the trust to support deserving projects.

  • Independent Alliance
  • The Independent Alliance is a global alliance of ten UK publishers and their international partners who share a common vision of editorial excellence, original, diverse publishing, innovation in marketing and commercial success.

  • Children's Book Circle
  • Founded in 1962 as an informal association of children's book editors, we are a not- for-profit organisation run entirely by a committee of volunteers from the industry. Over the past 50 years, the CBC has expanded to embrace anyone with a professional interest in children's books, from publishers, librarians, authors and illustrators, to teachers, booksellers and agents.