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There are More Than 140 Million Published Books in the World

Today Show co-anchor, Hoda Kobt,
signs copies of her children's book,
"I've Loved You Since Forever"

Photo courtesy of Harper Collins Publishers

AAP Members Are on the Leading Edge of Education, information & Entertainment Publishing

Save the Children ambassador Jennifer
Garner and author Brad Meltzer at Save
the Children's The Centennial Gala:
Changing the World for Children

Photo courtesy of Penguin Random House

AAP Publisher Members Support, Recognize & Reward Thousands of Creative, Academic, Infomational and Trade Authors

Author Eve L. Ewing signs copies of
her acclaimed books "Electric Arches"
and "Ghosts in the Schoolyard"

Photo courtesy of University of Chicago Press

Who We Are

American publishers fuel the creative economy, advance scholarship and lifelong learning, and promote free expression and the democratic exchange of ideas.

We are the modern publishing industry.

News

  • September 19, 2020
    Statement of AAP CEO Maria Pallante on the Life and Loss of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    The following is a comment from Association of American Publishers (AAP) President and CEO Maria A. Pallante on the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader...

  • September 17, 2020
    AAP CEO Maria Pallante Comments on AAP Board Chairmanship Transition

    AAP President and CEO Maria Pallante comments on the departure of John Sargent from the AAP Board of Directors and the Board Chairmanship transition....

  • September 14, 2020
    AAP Issues Call for Entries for 2021 PROSE Awards for Outstanding Scholarly Books, Nonfiction Graphic Novels, Journals, Reference Works, and E-Products

    The Association of American Publishers today launched its prestigious 2021 PROSE Awards, which recognize outstanding scholarly books, nonfiction graphic novels,...

Industry Data & Statistics

74%

of Americans have read a book in the past 12 months

1.8

Billion

print books sold by U.S. publishers in 2018

$1.3

Trillion

in value to the U.S. economy added by core copyright industries

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