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There are More Than140 Million Published Booksin 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 MembersSupport, 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

Education Publishers' focus on affordability delivers more faculty and student choice, and real savings for students

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

  • May 06, 2021
    Senator Amy Klobuchar To Receive AAP’S 2021 Award for Distinguished Public Service

    Maria A. Pallante, President and CEO of the Association of American Publishers (AAP), today announced that Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) will receive ...

  • May 01, 2021
    AAP Welcomes 2021 USTR Special 301 Report Addressing Continuing Copyright Protection and Enforcement Issues

    The Association of American Publishers (AAP) welcomes the release of the 2021 Special 301 Report by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR). The rep...

  • April 27, 2021
    AAP FEBRUARY 2021 STATSHOT REPORT: PUBLISHING INDUSTRY UP 24.7% FOR SECOND MONTH OF 2021, AND 16.4% YEAR TO DATE

    Trade (Consumer Book) Revenues Up 19.1% in February and 20.3% Year 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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