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There are More Than 140 Million Published Books in the World

Today Show co-anchor, Hoda Kobt,
signs copies of her children's book,
"I've Loved You Since Forever"

Photo courtesy of Harper Collins Publishers

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

Save the Children ambassador Jennifer
Garner and author Brad Meltzer at Save
the Children's The Centennial Gala:
Changing the World for Children

Photo courtesy of Penguin Random House

AAP Publisher Members Support, Recognize & Reward Thousands of Creative, Academic, Infomational and Trade Authors

Author Eve L. Ewing signs copies of
her acclaimed books "Electric Arches"
and "Ghosts in the Schoolyard"

Photo courtesy of University of Chicago Press

Who We Are

American publishers fuel the creative economy, advance scholarship and lifelong learning, and support a strong democracy through free expression.

We are the modern publishing industry.

News

  • April 09, 2020
    SENATE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CHAIRMAN ADDRESSES INTERNET ARCHIVE’S “NATIONAL EMERGENCY LIBRARY”

    The Association of American Publishers notes with great appreciation the attention of Senator Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee...

  • April 07, 2020
    AAP JANUARY 2020 STATSHOT REPORT: PUBLISHING INDUSTRY UP 3.7%

    The Association of American Publishers (AAP) today released its StatShot report for January 2020 reflecting reported revenue for all tracked categories, includi...

  • March 27, 2020
    COMMENT FROM AAP PRESIDENT AND CEO MARIA PALLANTE ON THE INTERNET ARCHIVE’S “NATIONAL EMERGENCY LIBRARY”

    “We are stunned by the Internet Archive’s aggressive, unlawful, and opportunistic attack on the rights of authors and publishers in the midst of the novel c...

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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