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in the
Power of
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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

  • April 13, 2021
    Shelley Husband Named Senior Vice-President, Government Affairs and Special Projects, Association of American Publishers

    Association of American Publishers President and CEO Maria A. Pallante today announced that Shelley Husband has been named Senior Vice President, Government Af...

  • March 31, 2021
    AAP JANUARY 2021 STATSHOT REPORT: PUBLISHING INDUSTRY UP 10.3% FOR FIRST MONTH OF 2021

    Trade (Consumer Book) Sales Up 21.3% in January 2021 The ...

  • March 22, 2021
    AAP Testimony to the Maryland Legislature Regarding Maryland State Senate Bill 432

    Today, the AAP submitted testimony to the Maryland legislature regarding Maryland State Senate Bill 432, which would force publishers to license digital works ...

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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