For all these years, the GPA was spineless but in 1991 the Canadian Organization for Development through Education (CODE) came to the aid with massive and timely institutional support, which enabled the association to offer something in return for the dues members had paid and had become weary of paying. The first time the Association had a massive support.
Currently, the Association has well-organised member-publishers with capacity to publish all types of books including educational and trade books. The Association has undergone a lot of developmental stages in terms of membership drive; training, advocacy and trade promotion programmes (achievements) and professionalism and now Ghana is said to be one of the African countries with robust publishing industries. The name of the Association was Ghana Book Publishers Association until Friday 8th November, 2019 when the constitution and the name was amended to The Ghana Publishers Association.