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Reading Partners

Since The Reading Agency was founded in 2001, our publisher and prizes partnerships have been at the heart of our mission to tackle life's big challenges through the proven power of reading. Reading Partners grew out of our shared agenda of getting more people to read more and is designed to support publishers, prizes and other partners in the commercial drive to build audiences and reach readers.

Many book borrowers are also book buyers, and we help our partners to reach this network of engaged and enthusiastic readers. Whether discovering exciting debuts or celebrating household names, we help library users, schools and reading groups to access brilliant books, nurturing a lifelong love of reading and supporting book sales.

"The Reading Agency has long been a great champion of National Poetry Day, and their involvement has allowed hundreds of librarians and communities across the UK to discover, enjoy, and share poetry. This has never been more important than during the last year, when the pandemic forced us into our homes, and poetry and books provided a lifeline to so many people. We're hugely grateful to the Reading Agency for their support, advice and wisdom, and for the role they play in extending our mission." National Poetry Day

We create tailored and smart campaigns that will maximise reach and impact for publishers and their authors. We understand our audiences and create campaigns that engage the communities we want to impact.

We work with publishers, prizes and other partners to develop activity using our 'menu' of campaign options or by taking a more bespoke approach. Our publisher subscriptions now offer more than ever with an opportunity to pitch for inclusion in booklists and our monthly event series, The Reading Agency Presents.

Monthly booklists

View our latest booklists on the Reading Agency website

The Reading Agency Presents

Reading Partners is excited to launch The Reading Agency Presents, a new programme of monthly virtual events.

Our promotional campaigns reach over 3,300 libraries, schools, prisons, care homes, hospitals, and community centres. Through Reading Groups for Everyone, the UK's largest network of reading groups, we connect with over 5,000 registered groups to distribute sets of books, run promotional activities, and generate online reviews. Since 2001, The Reading Agency has also run Chatterbooks, the UK's largest network of children's reading groups.

"The Reading Partners subscription has been very valuable in amplifying the reach of Dinosaur Books Ltd on social media: it has got our books noticed by a far wider range of customers than would otherwise have been the case, particularly the librarians and teachers that we are keen to reach." Dinosaur Books

Download our subscription rates for Reading Partners publishers 2021/2022.

Publishers with a standard or enhanced subscription will also have the opportunity to 'add on' activities at an additional cost.

We are pleased to be able to offer discounted rates for small independent publishers and freelancers. For further information about working with us please contact comms@readingagency.org.uk for details. We will be happy to discuss the 2021/22 subscription offer with you in more detail.

For book prizes and other partners, a bespoke package will be created to engage the communities and groups you want to reach. Costs will be provided on request. Contact kathryn.rose@readingagency.org.uk to discuss your campaign.

Our Publisher Partners 2021/22:

  • 500 Words
  • Atlantic books
  • Andersen Press
  • BBC Book Club
  • Between the Covers
  • Bloomsbury
  • Booker Prize
  • Buster Books
  • Chicken House
  • Dinosaur Books
  • DK Books
  • Faber and Faber
  • Hachette
  • Harper Collins
  • Hay Festival
  • Headline
  • Head of Zeus
  • Hodder and Stoughton
  • HQ
  • Knights of
  • Macmillan Children
  • National Poetry Day
  • New Frontier Publishing
  • Nosy Crow
  • Orion
  • Oxford Childrens Books
  • Penguin Random House
  • Quercus
  • Simon and Schuster
  • Transworld Publishers
  • UCLAN
  • Usborne
  • Vintage
  • Walker
  • Wellcome
  • Womens Prize for Fiction

You can find out more about our publisher partners and their latest titles on our Dropbox and Google Drive.

Our publishing partners can also get involved in other The Reading Agency programmes. Many have recommended booklists or Find A Read areas full of suggestions for readers.

  • Summer Reading Challenge
  • World Book Night
  • Teachers Reading Challenge

About the Reading Agency

The Reading Agency is a UK-wide charity using the proven power of reading to tackle life's big challenges of social mobility, mental health and wellbeing and loneliness. Every year the organisation reaches 1.8 million people across the UK with the support of 13,817 partner organisations, ensuring that everyone is reading their way to a better life.

Find out about The Reading Agency's programmes here