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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

  • July 01, 2020
    AAP Joins Amicus Brief in Robert S. Trump v. Mary L. Trump and Simon & Schuster

    The Association of American Publishers (AAP) has joined the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and the Association of PEN American Center, Inc. in fi...

  • June 25, 2020
    Student Spending on College Course Materials Continues Multi-Year Decline

    Average student spending on college textbooks and digital course materials has steadily declined in recent years, according to new data unveiled today from Stud...

  • June 19, 2020
    AAP JOINS AMICUS BRIEF IN UNITED STATES V. BOLTON

    The Association of American Publishers (AAP) has joined the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, Dow Jones, The New York Times and The Washington Post ...

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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