AAP Core Committees
- Compensation Survey Steering Committee
The AAP Compensation Survey Steering Committee oversees AAP's survey of compensation and personnel practices.
- Publishing Latino Voices for America Task Force
The Publishing Latino Voices for America Task Force was formed in 2002 in recognition of the growing Latino population in the United States. The goal of the committee is to heighten awareness and understanding, both among consumers and those in the industry, of books authored by Latinos, which appeal to all audiences - English and Spanish speaking, Latino and non-Latino.
- Smaller and Independent Publishers Committee
The SIP Committee was created in 1998 to meet the specific needs of AAP's SIP members. The Committee plans and creates high quality panels for AAP's annual meeting for SIP publishers, which was held for the first time in March 1999
- Paper Issues Working Group
The Paper Issues Working Group (PIWOG) provides its members with a forum to discuss environmental issues relating to the production of paper used in books, and a conduit for obtaining concise and accurate information in this area.
- Get Caught Reading Marketing Task Force
The Get Caught Reading Marketing Task Force oversees Get Caught Reading, a national campaign first launched in May of 1999 to encourage reading and book buying.
- Freedom to Read Committee
The AAP Freedom to Read Committee (FTRC) is charged with protecting and enhancing intellectual freedom and the rights of free expression guaranteed by the First Amendment as they pertain to American publishers.
- Educational Programs Committee
The AAP Educational Programs Committee designs programs for publishing industry personnel
- Diversity/Recruit and Retain Committee
AAP's Diversity/Recruit & Retain Committee works to attract more talented, diverse voices to the book publishing industry.
- Statistics Committee
The AAP Statistics Committee was formed in January of 2000 to revamp AAP's Statistics Program. The Committee is working to ensure that AAP collects and distributes the most useful and current statistical information for its members and others involved in the book publishing industry.
- Tax Committee
The AAP Tax Committee has been expanding its involvement in various tax issues and establishing small groups to deal with specific issues, e.g., the Subcommittee Working Group on Direct to Consumer Publishing and the Section 199 Coalition Working Group.
- Trade Publishers Executive Committee
Among the committee's roles is to discuss and advise AAP staff and Board on issues pertinent to the national bookselling and trade publishing industries - returns, e-books, industry conglomeration, book awards, children's and audio publishing, online bookselling, and censorship.
- Trade Libraries Joint Committee with ALA/ALCTS
The AAP Trade Libraries Committee, one of AAP’s longest-standing committees, is made up of book publishers who service the library market. The mission of the committee is to consider ideas and issues that pertain to the sale of books into all types of libraries, with a focus on public libraries; to provide information to the book publishing industry, librarians, and to the public on topics of common interest; and to encourage the exchange of ideas among publishers, wholesalers, and librarians, limited as always to appropriate and proper cooperation.
AAP Core Copyright Committees
- Rights and Permissions Advisory Committee
The AAP Rights and Permissions Advisory Committee (RPAC) has primary responsibility for education and training programs in the subject areas of copyrights and permissions
- Copyright Education Committee
The Copyright Education Committee (CEC) creates and distributes educational materials to the campus and library communities in order to encourage copyright compliance.
- International Copyright Protection Committee
The International Copyright Protection Committee (ICPC) oversees the anti-piracy programs and related efforts of the AAP by identifying country or market priorities to be the subject of both enforcement action and policy advocacy.
- Copyright Committee
The AAP Copyright Committee advises the AAP Board on legislative, regulatory and legal issues that affect the copyright protection provided to the publishing industry.
AAP Core International Committees
- International Sales
Founded in 1975, the International Freedom to Publish Committee is one of the first groups in the world formed specifically to defend and broaden the freedom of the written word
- International Freedom to Publish
AAP's International Freedom to Publish Committee (IFTPC) defends and promotes freedom of written communication worldwide. The goal of the Committee is to promote the principles of free expression set out in Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
AAP Digital Issues Committees
- Online Piracy Working Group (OPWG)
The Online Piracy Working Group (OPWG) is a forum for AAP members to discuss and collaborate on strategies to combat online piracy of books, journals, and other products via digital transmissions
- Digital Issues Working Group
A forum for publishers to share information and learn about business opportunities and strategies on the Internet.
AAP Higher Education Committees
- Higher Education Committee
The AAP Higher Education Committee supports all aspects of production, marketing and distribution of instructional materials for post-secondary education by linking publishers to university faculty, students, administration and college stores
- Higher Education Critical Issues Task Force (CITF)
The CITF works on issues involved with the provision of accessible textbooks and other instructional materials to students with print disabilities in postsecondary education
AAP Professional/Scholarly Publishing Division Committees
- PSP Community Relations Committee
The PSP Community Relations Committee identifies and supports publisher efforts to engage with external organizations (including government agencies, funding bodies, professional associations and academic organizations) in outreach and philanthropic initiatives. The Committee is responsible for exploring opportunities to improve human well being , with a first-priority focus on medical and health care issues. The Committee achieves its goals and objectives through education, advocacy and collaboration among scholarly publishers and other interested parties.
- PSP Professional Development Committee
The Committee’s role is to expand, coordinate, broaden and strengthen the existing education and training programs offered by the Division in order to better fulfill PSP’s mission of outreach and communication to create a better understanding about and appreciation of the scholarly publishing process.
- PSP Books Committee
The PSP Books Committee provides a forum for discussion of emerging strategic issues in the book publishing industry and should also be used to provide educational resources to encourage new members as well as keep old members informed.
- PSP Electronic Information Committee (EIC)
The role of the Electronic Information Committee is to educate and inform the PSP membership of opportunities, concerns and developments in electronic publishing.
- PSP Executive Council
Membership to the Council is elected and is composed of corporate executives and executive directors of small, mid-sized, and large commercial companies, learned societies and university presses.
- PSP Journals Committee
Membership is open to Division representatives of any member journal publishing company or organization and includes for-profit, not-for-profit and university press members in science, technology, and social sciences.
- PSP Public Issues Task Force
The task force monitors copyright, regulatory, political and legislative issues that influence or impact the business of professional and scholarly publishing.
- PSP Public Relations Committee
Creates a continuous flow of positive messages about the value of scholarly publishing.
AAP School Division Committees
- Regional/State Committees
The Florida, Texas and California Committees focus on the adoption and distribution of instructional materials within their respective regions, as well as industry related legislative issues.
- Lawyers Committee
This committee consists of School Division members’ house counsel. Members meet to discuss legal issues relevant to school publishing and distribution, and provide expert advice to the Division when necessary.
- Depository Task Force Committee
This Committee convenes on an as-needed basis to discuss issues pertaining to state textbook depositories.
- Committee on Serving Students with Disabilities
This Committee was formed to facilitate the timely, efficient, and cost-effective production of accessible instructional materials for students with visual disabilities.
- Contract Coordinator Committee
The goal of this group is to develop a standardized bid form to replace the varying formats currently used by each state for textbook bid submissions
- Supplemental Publishers Committee
This committee, consisting of publishers of ancillary and supplemental instructional materials, was created to identify public policy issues unique to this segment of the business.
- Technologies Committee
This Committee was established to help educational publishers identify and deal with the challenges and opportunities created by new technologies for delivery of instructional materials such as the Internet, e-books and customization publishing.
- Textbook Specifications Committee
This committee serves as the AAP branch of the Advisory Commission on Textbook Specifications (ACTS).
- Test Committee
This committee, composed of educational testing publishers, meets on a regular basis to discuss current issues regarding assessment tools for the school test publishing industry.