We bring writers to readers. The role of the publisher is to invest in compelling writers and books, focus the cultural conversation and develop market innovations which help bring eyes to writers’ works.
The reach of Trade Publishers is vast. Many of the highest-grossing and most highly-acclaimed motion pictures were based on Trade books. One hundred percent of the titles listed in Publishers Weekly’s 2010 Longest-Running Bestsellers lists were nurtured and brought to market by publishers providing the full continuum of value to writers and readers in all formats. And in 2009, the National Endowment for the Arts reported an increase in overall literary reading as a new generation of book consumers is coming of age, with the popularity of the young adult market continuing to grow.
The mission of the AAP Trade Publishers Division is to create and support a myriad of initiatives that showcase the value of content and contribute to the health of the industry. These efforts advocate reading, help increase book buying in all formats, acknowledge authors on a national scale and battle piracy to protect the livelihood of the craft.
AAP Unveils New Visual Identity
New logo depicts organization's supportive role within the industryRead More >>
Report from IIPA: Copyright Industries Contributed 1.1 Trillion Dollars to Economy in 2013
Publishers and other creative industries support 5.5 million jobs in the U.S.Read More >>
Popular Authors Paired with New York Schools for Adopt-a-School Events
AAP’s annual initiative to encourage literacy, love of reading draws record number of authors, publishersRead More >>
PUBLISHERS CELEBRATE BANNED BOOKS WEEK
WITH EVENTS, RESOURCES AND MORE
FOR READERS AND OTHERS
Offerings Include Authors' Comments, Forums, Giveaways, Selfie Ops, How-TosRead More >>
Comadres and Compadres Writers Conference September 27; Registration Now Open
Day-Long Event for Latino Writers Seeking Book PublicationRead More >>
AAP General Annual Meeting 2014
The Next Chapter in Protecting IP: Policy, Disruption, Innovation and SustainabilityRead More >>
AAP Annual Meeting 2013
Innovative Solutions for Historic Challenges
Experts discuss some of publishing's biggest challenges and present creative and thoughtful solutions.Read More >>