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Power of
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There are More Than140 Million Published Booksin the World
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

  • August 09, 2022
    Matthew Stratton Named Deputy General Counsel, Association of American Publishers

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  • August 02, 2022
    AAP May 2022 StatShot Report: Publishing Industry Down 2.5% Year-To-Date and 3.7% for May

    Trade (Consumer Book) Revenues fall 3.3% in May, and 1.4% Year-to-Date The Association of American Publishers (AAP) released its StatShot r...

  • July 11, 2022
    AAP April 2022 StatShot Report: Publishing Industry Down 2.3% Year-To-Date and 12.6% for April

    Trade (Consumer Book) Revenues fall 8.9% in April, and 1.0% Year-to-Date The Association of American Publishers (AAP) today released its St...

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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