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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 promote free expression and the democratic exchange of ideas.

We are the modern publishing industry.

News

  • October 13, 2020
    AAP AUGUST 2020 STATSHOT REPORT: PUBLISHING INDUSTRY FLAT FOR MONTH; DOWN 4.6% YEAR TO DATE

    The Association of American Publishers (AAP) today released its StatShot report for August 2020 reflecting reported revenue for all tracked categories, includin...

  • October 09, 2020
    AAP Comments on House Antitrust Subcommittee Report on Competition in Digital Markets

    AAP President and CEO Maria Pallante comments on the U.S. House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee report regarding the unprecedented dominance of certain technol...

  • September 30, 2020
    Brian Napack, President and CEO of John Wiley & Sons, Unanimously Elected Chairman, AAP Board of Directors

    The Association of American Publishers (AAP) announced today that its Directors have unanimously elected Brian Napack as Chairman of the Board, effective Septem...

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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