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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

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

  • February 25, 2021
    AAP DECEMBER 2020 STATSHOT REPORT: PUBLISHING INDUSTRY DOWN 8.5% FOR MONTH; UP 0.1% FOR CALENDAR 2020

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

  • February 24, 2021
    Statement from Maria A. Pallante, President and CEO, Association of American Publishers on the passing of Lawrence Ferlinghetti

    The following is a comment from Maria A. Pallante, President and CEO, Association of American Publishers, on the passing of Lawrence Ferlinghetti, founder of AA...

  • February 05, 2021
    ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN PUBLISHERS NAMES 2021 PROSE AWARD WINNERS FOR EXCELLENCE AND THE R.R. HAWKINS AWARD

    Cambridge University Press, Harvard University Press, John’s Hopkins University Press, and W.W. Norton & Company, Inc. are Honored Top PROSE Awards Prize, The...

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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