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29 April 2017

Reading Agency

We started our Reading Agency subscription in April 2015.

Reading Partners (RP) is a unique partnership between libraries and publishers, providing publishers with access to libraries and their networks of readers and other partners. It is a commercial contract between the publisher and The Reading Agency (RA), and delivered in partnership with libraries. The RA works with 43 adult and children's publishers. A network of 24 library representatives helps ensure the partnership is beneficial for libraries and their users across the country.

The RA works with all 210 library authorities in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland, reaching 4,134 libraries. Libraries offer publishers a platform to creatively market books a wide variety of readers.

The services are offered to Publishing Scotland as consortium coordinator and will be shared among the publishers. They include access to RA's knowledge, contacts and expertise; opportunities to participate in campaigns, events and roadshows; consumer insight reports;  and news updates.


Biannual promotions calendar

Log in to the Members Area for this searchable excel document detailing the upcoming library festivals, promotions and events happening over a six month period and opportunities for you to promote your books and authors to library audiences.