Tag Archives: AAP

AAP: publisher revenue rose by 4.6% in 2018

(12 February 2019) The Association of American Publishers (AAP) has published its annual revenue report for the 1,375 publishers who submit their revenue data to the AAP. This info is not to be confused with sales data or the sum total of the US book market, although it will likely be misconstrued that way. The Digital Reader […]


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AAP, researchers, deeply concerned about Plan S

(8 November 2018) Earlier this week, a group of nearly 750 researchers from around the world published an open letter expressing serious concerns with Europe’s controversial Plan S. Announced on September 4, 2018, and scheduled to take effect on January 1, 2020, Plan S would regulate private sector publications that report on publicly funded research, […]


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Major publishers might revise eBook pricing for libraries

(24 July 2015) The Association of American Publishers has just released their annual data report and e-book sales are not doing that great. In the first three months of 2015 they have plummeted 7.5% from the same period last year. In all of 2014 e-books have more or less stabilize with only 3% growth from […]


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Trade publishers’ net revenue grows 6.2% for calendar year 2012

(Washington, DC, 11 April 2013)   For calendar year 2012, US Trade publishers’ net revenue grew by 6.2 percent as compared to calendar year 2011, according to the Association of American Publishers “StatShot” monthly report for December 2012, released today. The report also showed increases year over year for net revenue in the Trade categories of […]


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The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research (FASTR) Act of 2013

Open access legislation has been introduced to the U.S. Congress. Called The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research (FASTR) Act of 2013, it has some way to go before becoming law. The sponsors of FASTR argue that because tens of billions of government dollars result in tens of thousands of research papers annually – […]


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Publishers and Google reach settlement

The Association of American Publishers (AAP) and Google announced on 4 October a settlement agreement that will provide access to publishers’ in-copyright books and journals digitized by Google for its Google Library Project. The dismissal of the lawsuit will end seven years of litigation. The agreement settles a copyright infringement lawsuit filed against Google on […]


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