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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 support a strong democracy through free expression.

We are the modern publishing industry.

News

  • February 13, 2020
    AAP-UNCF INTERNSHIP PROGRAM OPENS APPLICATION PROCESS

    Washington, DC -- The Association of American Publishers (AAP) and UNCF (United Negro College Fund) today announced the launch of the application process for ...

  • February 12, 2020
    ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN PUBLISHERS ANNOUNCES FINALISTS FOR 2020 PROSE AWARDS

    February 12, 2020, Washington, DC – The Association of American Publishers (AAP) today unveiled finalists for the 2020 Professional and Scholarly Excellence ...

  • February 06, 2020
    STATEMENT OF AAP PRESIDENT & CEO MARIA PALLANTE ON CHRONICLE BOOKS, ET AL., VS AUDIBLE INC.

    “AAP, the plaintiffs, and Audible have resolved their pending litigation. Audible has agreed that it will obtain permission from any AAP members that are in ...

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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