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in the
Power of
Words
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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

  • November 23, 2021
    AAP SEPTEMBER 2021 STATSHOT REPORT: PUBLISHING INDUSTRY UP 2.0% FOR MONTH, AND 12.4% YEAR TO DATE

    Trade (Consumer Book) Revenues up 0.3% in September, and up 13.5% Year to ...

  • November 19, 2021
    Association of American Publishers Announces Expanded Focus on Two Key Areas: Climate and Sustainability & Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

    The Association of American Publishers today announced that it is expanding its public policy portfolio to include industry-wide work in the areas of climate a...

  • November 17, 2021
    Comment from Maria A. Pallante, President and CEO, Association of American Publishers on the Senate Confirmation of Jonathan Kanter as Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division, Department of Justice

    “In confirming Jonathan Kanter to this critically important post, the Administration and the Congress have further underscored a shared commitment to...

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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