The Association of American Publishers (AAP) is the country’s largest trade association for the consumer, educational, professional, and scholarly publishing industry. As the voice of American publishing, we represent American publishing priorities worldwide, disseminate critical information on relevant issues, and advance the role of publishing in contemporary society.

To better serve our diverse membership, AAP is divided into four dedicated divisions— PreK-12, Higher Education, Trade, and Professional and Scholarly Publishing. Each division designs and presents topical programs, outreach initiatives, professional development opportunities, and special events aligned to the particular concerns and operating models of their respective sector.

AAP membership is open to :

  • Any U.S. publisher that has been doing business in the U.S. for at least a year
  • Professional and scholarly associations and societies that publish books or journals
  • University presses
  • Nonprofit publishers and other nonprofits that produce publications
  • Manufacturers, suppliers, consultants, and other non-publishers directly involved in the publishing industry

For more information about eligibility requirements, please contact Gail Kump, Director of Membership Marketing, at or by phone at (212) 255-1041.