Who We Are

From the Gutenberg Press to eBooks, audiobooks, interactive courseware, and new apps dedicated to improving education and learning, publishers have a long and proud tradition of driving advancement in science, medicine, education, and culture.

We are the modern publishing industry.

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Our Mission

The Association of American Publishers (AAP) represents the leading book, journal, and education publishers in the United States on matters of law and policy, advocating for outcomes that incentivize the publication of creative expression, professional content, and learning solutions. As essential participants in local markets and the global economy, our members invest in and inspire the exchange of ideas, transforming the world we live in one word at a time.