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in the
Power of
Words
There are More Than140 Million Published Booksin the World
AAP Members Are on the Leading Edge of Education, information & Entertainment Publishing
AAP Publisher MembersSupport, Recognize & Reward Thousands of Creative, Academic, Infomational and Trade Authors

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

  • January 25, 2023
    Julia A. Reidhead, Chairman and President of W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., Elected Chair, AAP Board of Directors

    Washington, DC — The Association of American Publishers announced today that its Directors have elected Julia A. Reidhead as Chair of the Board for the 2023-...

  • January 20, 2023
    AAP November 2022 StatShot Report: Overall Publishing Industry Down 6.0% Year-To-Date, and 14.4% for Month of November

    Trade (Consumer Book) Revenues Down 13.7% for Month of November, and 6.1% Year...

  • December 22, 2022
    AAP October 2022 StatShot Report: Publishing Industry Down 5.1% Year-To-Date and Down 9.3% for October

    Trade (Consumer Book) Revenues Down 13.7% in October, and Down 5.1% Year-to-Da...

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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