328.4 million (2019)

Official language



United States dollar ($)

Important ministries

Department of Education (ED) is a government department that establishes policy for most federal assistance to education, collects data on US schools and enforces federal educational laws regarding privacy and civil rights.

Official statistics office
United States Census Bureau is the nation’s leading provider of quality data about its people and economy.

Annual book fairs
BookExpo and the New York Rights Fair held over three days in May.

American Library Association (ALA) key shows:

Annual Conference, Washington, DC: June 20-25, 2019

Midwinter Meeting, Philadelphia, PA: January 24-28, 2020
Annual Conference, Chicago, IL: June 25-30, 2020

VAT on books
Each state operates its own tax regime.

Fixed book price system

AAP StatShot Annual Tracks multiple years of sales by publisher revenue and units with a focus on category and format sales.

AAP StatShot Monthly The most frequent, current revenue data by categories and formats for the month and year-to-date.

AAP Elementary/High School (El-Hi) Annual report In-depth industry data including tracking of adoption and non-adoption states in grades prek–6 and 6–12.

AAP Higher Education Annual Report Gross and net revenue and returns of all college pro cuts, produced by the market’s largest higher-education content stakeholders.

2013 – 2017 Audiobook Industry Survey Results

2013 AAP Journals Publishing Survey Results

Useful Contacts

British Council
Email: general.enquiries@britishcouncil.org

Department for International Trade
Email: ResearchUSA@mobile.ukti.gov.uk

Richard Powell, Vice-Consul Creative & Media, New York
Email: Powell@mobile.trade.gov.uk

Debbie Adler, Head of Sector, Creative & Media
Email: debbie.adler@mobile.trade.gov.uk
Tel: +1 323-788-3518