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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

  • June 15, 2021
    Statement from Maria A. Pallante, President and CEO of the Association of American Publishers on the Appointment of Lina Khan as Chair of the FTC

    We applaud President Biden for appointing Lina Khan as Chair of the Federal Trade Commission, following her Senate confirmation earlier today. With a brillian...

  • June 07, 2021
    AAP Mourns Loss of Dick Robinson, Longest Serving Board Member

    “We are devastated by the sudden passing of Scholastic Chairman and CEO Dick Robinson,” commented Maria A. Pallante, President and CEO, AAP. &nbs...

  • May 28, 2021
    AAP Congratulates Dr. Eric Lander on His Confirmation as Director of OSTP

    On behalf of AAP’s entire membership, we congratulate Dr. Eric Lander on his confirmation today by the U.S. Senate to serve as Director of the White House Of...

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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