Association of American Publishers

Sizing Up a 
Changing Industry
July 1, 2011

Almost everyone in the book business will acknowledge that we are in the midst of the most interesting, challenging and promising period in the industry's history.

What The Book Business Will Be Talking About This Week
May 23, 2011

Just how eagerly is Google wooing publishers these days? One indicator: At this year’s BookExpo America, the largest trade book fair in the U.S., Google (NSDQ: GOOG) doesn’t just have a booth presence—it has executives moderating three of the panels during the week.

Publishers, booksellers, bloggers, and librarians from around the world will be crammed into New York City’s Javits Center starting Monday to discover hot new books, meet authors, and bat around the latest digital strategies.

E-book Sales Jump at the Start of 2011
March 21, 2011

Sales of electronic books in January increased by more than 115 percent compared to the same time the year before, a report released by the Association of American Publishers said on Thursday.

The E-Book Era Is Here: Best Sellers Go Digital
March 21, 2011

Two years? Three years? Five years? It's a parlor game in publishing circles to speculate how long it will take before e-books constitute a majority of their industry's sales in the U.S.

U.S. Book Sales Up in 2010
February 24, 2011

According to the Association of American Publishers (AAP), U.S. publishers' book sales across all platforms increased 2.4 percent in December 2010 versus December 2009 ($1.58 billion versus $1.54 billion), and 3.6 percent for all of 2010 versus 2009 ($11.67 billion versus $11.25 billion). Virtually every book publishing category showed growth in one or both comparisons, with e-books continuing to post triple-digit percentage gains.