The AAP has a long history of community outreach efforts to help the publishing industry thrive in its many and evolving forms. AAP sponsors charitable activities throughout the year.
Donations of Books and Learning Resources
Generally speaking, publishers are asked to donate books and other titles at most of our events, such as outreach activities that bring writers to community libraries and through the AAP booth at book festivals and fairs, such as Book Expo America. Other giveaways occur through our:
AAP’s PROSE Awards program works with publishers to donate hundreds of copies of books written by award candidates. Upwards of 400 scholarly and professional books are given to various colleges and universities following announcement of the annual Prose Award winners.
AAP’s Young to Publishing Group’s community service initiative, YPG Cares, offers entry-level publishing employees opportunities to build a community beyond the workplace, while supporting literacy-related initiatives.
Since 2010, hundreds of YPG Cares volunteers from dozens of New York publishing houses and literary agencies have donated thousands of hours of their time to literacy organizations and programs all over city.