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.
Russian Publisher Irina Balakhonova to Receive Jeri Laber International Freedom to Publish Award
Books with gay themes published in defiance of homophobic laws and cultureRead More >>
Irshad Manji, Cornel West, Andrew Keen, David Brooks, and G. Sayeed Choudhury Scheduled to Speak at the 2015 AAP General Annual Meeting
Authors, columnists and academics to address topics from freedom of expression to the impact of technologyRead More >>
Association of American Publishers, Twitter and Penguin Random House Launch #TwitterFiction Festival 2015
Digital Storytelling Extravaganza to Take Place May 11-15, 2015Read More >>
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 >>
AAP General Annual Meeting 2015
AAP General Annual Meeting 2015
This year’s Association of American Publishers (AAP) General Annual Meeting ( #AAP2015) on March 18 features an exciting roster of speakers. Irshad Manji, Cornel West, Andrew Keen, David Brooks, and G. Sayeed Choudhury are scheduled to share their insights on an array of timely topics. The speakers represent unique and respected voices from our industry, and will address the use of large-scale data, diversity and free expression, and the impact of technology, among other topics important to publishers today.
We hope you'll join us for the meeting, which will take place this year at Scholastic’s headquarters in New York City (557 Broadway - between Prince & Spring Streets). Registration is open now, and seating is limited.Read 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 >>