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in the
Power of
Words
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 31, 2021
    Statement on Copyright Office Analysis of State e-lending Developments

    Yesterday, the U.S. Copyright Office delivered a detailed response on state e-lending developments to Senator Tillis, Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Judicia...

  • August 24, 2021
    AAP JUNE 2021 STATSHOT REPORT: PUBLISHING INDUSTRY UP 0.2 % FOR MONTH, AND 18.1% YEAR TO DATE

    Trade (Consumer Book) Revenues Down 8.0% in June, Up 17.0% Year to Date

  • July 21, 2021
    AAP MAY 2021 STATSHOT REPORT: PUBLISHING INDUSTRY UP 11.1% FOR MAY 2021, AND 23.4% YEAR TO DATE

    Trade (Consumer Book) Revenues Up 7...

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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