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in the
Power of
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AAP Members Are on the Leading Edge of Education, information & Entertainment Publishing
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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

  • January 15, 2022
    AAP Statement Regarding Maryland’s Defense of Unconstitutional Shadow Copyright Act

    On January 14, 2022, the Maryland Attorney General’s office filed an answer to AAP’s lawsuit, Association of American Publishers v. Brian Frosh, i...

  • January 03, 2022
    AAP NOVEMBER 2021 STATSHOT REPORT: PUBLISHING INDUSTRY UP 8.3% FOR MONTH, AND 13.1% YEAR TO DATE

    Trade (Consumer Book) Revenues up 5.7% in November, and up 13.0% Year to D...

  • December 30, 2021
    Comment from Maria A. Pallante, President and CEO, Association of American Publishers on New York State Governor Kathy Hochul’s Decision to Veto Unconstitutional eBooks Bill

    On December 29, 2021, New York State Governor Kathy Hochul vetoed a bill put forth by the legislature that posed an unjustified attack on the creative industri...

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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