October 8 – October 15, 2009 Edition

AAP to Increase Publisher Presence on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON, DC/Authorlink News/10/05/09– In an effort to maximize the opportunity for publishers to press their case with Members of Congress on a range of important issues including copyright, domestic and international piracy, reading and literacy initiatives, the impact of the open source movement, and the 2010 outlook for K-12 publishing, the Association of American Publishers has announced plans to coordinate the AAP 2010 General Annual Meeting with the Annual Meeting of the AAP School Division in Washington, DC on March 3, 2010. The meetings will be held at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. The day begins early, with morning meetings of the School Division, to be followed by a joint luncheon. The AAP General Annual Meeting will be held in the afternoon followed by an early reception, to accommodate travel schedules for New York attendees.

“As both the educational and trade sectors of our industry continue to evolve and we redefine ourselves in an increasingly digital environment, it becomes more important to communicate the value of our content in shaping the educational and cultural landscape,” said Tom Allen, President and CEO of the Association of American Publishers. “Moving both meetings to Washington will enable us to highlight more effectively the contributions book publishers are making to our economy and our society.”

On March 2, prior to the opening of the meetings, publishers are expected to pay visits to key members of Congress to discuss special concerns. AAP’s last General Annual Meeting in Washington was held in 2001.

Details and registration information on the respective programs will be available in the coming weeks. A room block has been held at the AAP Member rate and reservations can be made by calling the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill at 1-800-233-1234.