Publishers

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Reading Partners is our publisher and prize partnership activity. Since 2002, we have worked closely with publishers and prize partners to promote brilliant books throughout the year and nurture a lifelong love of reading. 

Working with over 60 publisher and prize partners, we support their commercial drive to build audiences and reach readers who may not be reached by traditional marketing. This helps  provide meaningful opportunities to connect directly with readers and result in library loans and sales. Our campaigns can help you to gain valuable insight into readers’ interests and needs across age ranges.  

Benefits for Partner Publishers 

As a Reading Partners publisher partner, you receive: 

  • A dedicated contact for bespoke promotional campaigns maximising the reach and impact of your books and authors. 
  • Advance notice about upcoming opportunities with The Reading Agency’s programmes, events and campaigns. 
  • Exclusive information about our monthly booklist themes so that you can suggest relevant titles. 
  • Unlimited access to our resources databases to amplify the reach of your digital assets. 
  • Regular updates on latest research, networking events, and requests from librarians, teachers and reading groups . 
  • Presentation slot at our annual virtual Roadshows attended by hundreds of librarians. 
  • Invitations to two working group meetings to hear librarian feedback and hear about recent impactful campaigns . 
  • Opportunities for author Q&As, reading group campaigns, book gifting initiatives and more. 
  • The chance to pitch for our virtual event series, The Reading Agency Presents which will be held quarterly aimed at school audiences (children’s publishers only) 
  • Exclusive access to our Reading Groups for Everyone noticeboard to share offers to adult book groups (adult publishers only) 

In addition, subscribers can promote titles through: 

  • Activity or display packs for libraries and schools. 
  • Digital resources on our websites with over 2 million visits a year. 
  • Reviews from our adult and children’s reading group networks. 
  • Website features, newsletter promotions and social media. 
  • Tailored events, reading guides and focus groups. 

Our Reach 

With established relationships across the literacy sector, we can connect your books with: 

  • Nearly 3,000 libraries across the UK. 
  • Over 50,000 schools. 
  • Hundreds of reading groups for all ages. 
  • Major literacy programmes like Summer Reading Challenge. 

Download our rate card and join us to make an impact together!

Email [email protected] to learn more about subscription rates and how we can support your authors.  

The Reading Agency

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