The Association of American Publishers represents the leading consumer, educational, professional, and scholarly publishers in the United States. Our members connect people with the books they love, information they trust, and materials that help them learn.
Since 1976, the Association of American Publishers’ awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE Awards) have recognized publishers who produce books, journals, and digital products of extraordinary merit that make a significant contribution to a field of study in the humanities, biological and physical sciences, reference and social sciences. Up to 64 awards are given each year, leading up to the very top honor, the distinguished R.R. Hawkins Award.
Diversity & Inclusion
AAP and its member companies are deeply committed to diversity and inclusion, with a dedicated focus on recruiting women and persons from diverse ethnic, cultural, educational, and professional backgrounds to the industry. Our members publish works that represent the widest possible range of voices and perspectives from the United States, and around the world.
AAP-UNCF Internship Program
Since 2016, AAP has partnered with United Negro College Fund to provide paid summer internships to up to 10 students of Historically Black Colleges and Universities who have an interest in publishing. The program began in 2016 and has provided internships to over 35 students. Interns have been placed in a variety of departments, including editorial, marketing, corporate communications, art, publicity, audio and digital media, production, sales, and digital engineering roles. Past placements at AAP member publishing companies including Elsevier (RELX), Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins, Macmillan Publishing, Penguin Random House, Scholastic Corporation, and W.W. Norton.