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If you work in book publishing, the NUJ is the union for you.

NUJ membership is open to workers in book publishing.

You may be a writer, editor, proofreader, sub-editor or illustrator, or work in marketing, production, on editorial IT systems or as a company librarian.

You may be working for a small book publisher or for a huge organisation, or you may be a freelance.

The NUJ campaigns on the important issues facing publishing workers - poor rates of pay, excessive overtime, lack of proper breaks, redundancy, professional issues and much more.

At any one time, we could be winning a pay rise for staff in one workplace, defending an individual against bullying in another or campaigning to protect the rights of freelances.

If you would like to know more about book branch and its activities, you can email info@nujbook.org, or see the book branch website.

For more information on the NUJ’s services for freelances, see our Freelance section.

If you work in book publishing and are not yet a member of the NUJ, join us.

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Benefits for members

The Publishing Training Centre offers NUJ members a 10 per cent discount on its open courses. See their website for further details.

The magazine and book industrial council

The Magazine and Book Industrial Council (MABIC) promotes and supervises negotiations and agreements with individuals or groups of employers dealing with wages and conditions of employment and allied problems – including the promotion of vocational training – in the magazines and books sectors.

MABIC functions as an advisory committee to the NEC and has the right to make representations to the NEC.


Find out who represents you on MABIC (members only)