Smaller and Independent Publishers Committee
Committee contact: Tina Jordan
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. Issues addressed at the meetings include current trends in technology including the sale of books from publishers' own websites, selling to the library market, working with independent and chain bookstores, and working with publicity agents. Moving forward, the Committee will continue to plan an annual meeting and will also examine different ways that AAP can serve this constituency.