Guide to AAUP Member Benefits

Whether you're new to the staff of an AAUP member press or new to AAUP membership and its benefits, this general guide can help you get the most out of association programs and services. Download PDF of Benefit Guideicon.pdf

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Programs and Services:

Professional Development

AAUP Annual Meeting

The AAUP Annual Meeting brings together AAUP members and other scholarly publishing professionals to share experience, ideas, and knowledge in one of the most collegial professional events of the year. A Program Committee drawn from the membership develops a vibrant educational program of panel sessions, roundtables, and big-picture plenary talks. Pre-meeting workshops, special meetings, and social events round out the keystone of the Association's year. Registration and travel grants are regularly available for AAUP members.
Find out more about the AAUP Annual Meeting, and join us year-round through the related Facebook community. You can also view select sessions from previous meetings at

Pre-Meeting Workshops

AAUP holds in-depth workshops on specific topics and special group meetings (design and production staff, acquisitions editors, etc.) in advance of the annual meeting. More information will be found at the Annual Meeting website.


AAUP plans to launch a hold professional development webinars  to  allow staff to gain new ideas and expertise without leaving the office.
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AAUP Residency Program

This groundbreaking program provides funding for selected applicants from member presses to spend up to a week working with and learning from colleagues at another press. Currently funded in part by the Johns Hopkins University Press, the Residency Program fosters both immediate knowledge- and idea-sharing and ongoing professional exchange between visitors and hosts.
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Regional and Special Group Meetings

From time to time regional and professionally specific meetings are organized and hosted by member presses. Both Financial Managers and Design and Production Managers have regular lively meetings.
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Industry Calendar

Visit the Calendar of Events for news of meetings and conferences of interest to the book publishing and scholarly communications fields. Occasionally, AAUP members are eligible for special registration rates at industry events—you'll find notice of these opportunities here.
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Committee Service

Service on AAUP committees and task forces allows members to gain experience and knowledge while benefiting the scholarly publishing community.
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Information and Data Resources

AAUP Email Discussion Lists

The AAUP email discussion lists are vibrant forums for year-round knowledge sharing and idea generating. Every AAUP member should subscribe to AAUP-L, the general discussion list, to keep up on the latest association and industry buzz. There are also many birds-of-a-feather lists where members can discuss shared issues and questions in specific fields—you'll find lists for rights professionals, managing editors, staff at small presses, staff dealing with digital publishing technology, marketing staff, and many more.
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AAUP Jobs List

One of the most popular and trusted online resources of the Association, the AAUP Job List allows member presses to post job openings at no charge. Scholarly publishing job seekers at all professional levels come to the AAUP Jobs List for the latest postings in our community.
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Data Collection and Analysis

AAUP compiles several statistical and data surveys. The Annual Operating Statistics are a gold standard in industry data, while the Quarterly Sales and Returns keeps its finger on the pulse of our business sector. The Association conducts a number of other regular data collection programs to keep our members informed.
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The AAUP Directory

An essential annual reference for authors, librarians, media, and publishing professionals, the AAUP Directory lists editorial profiles and key staff for each member press. In addition to your listing, members receive complimentary print copies of the Directory, significant discounts on additional copies of both the print and electronic editions, and may offer a special publishing seminar discount to faculty and graduate students.
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Handbooks and Toolkits

You'll find online a number of useful handbooks and toolkits, written and compiled by AAUP colleagues. The flagship Business and Marketing Handbooks are available, and have been joined by a growing array of toolkits in such areas as Crisis Management. New resources are regularly added to the online toolkits.
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Hosted by Princeton University Press, the AAUPWiki is a growing collection of shared knowledge resources. A centerpiece of the AAUPWiki is our Conference Knowledge, which collects presentations and notes from Annual Meetings and AAUP Workshops. Please join the AAUPWiki community to start learning and sharing.
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Current Policy News and Information

The Association follows closely developments in a number of policy areas central to scholarly communications, particularly copyright and intellectual freedom issues. You'll find extensive copyright resources, information about First Amendment cases relevant to the AAUP community, as well as more information on such policy areas as industry standards, green publishing, and the future of scholarly publishing.
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AAUP bulletin
Make sure you subscribe to the members' bulletin! This monthly e-newsletter keeps the AAUP membership up-to-date on association news and events, including deadlines, new program announcements, and a collection of links to some of the month's most interesting online discussions and reports on scholarly publishing.

The Exchange
The Association's quarterly online public newsletter.

Coop Ad Newsletter
Essential for ad buyers at member presses, a weekly update on deadlines and special offers in the AAUP Cooperative Advertising Program. See below for more information.

Discount and Cooperative Services Programs

Cooperative Advertising Program

Through the Cooperative Advertising Program, members receive greatly reduced rates for print and online advertising in participating publications.
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AAUP Clipping Service

The BurrellesLuce Clipping Service offers a substantial discount to AAUP members.
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AAUP-NetGalley Discount Program

AAUP members receive a monthly discount on NetGalley's innovative electronic galley and multimedia press kit service.
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AAUP-Edelweiss Discount Program

AAUP members are eligible for significantly discounted rates when using this online interactive publisher catalog service.
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AAUP-Tizra Discount Program

AAUP members are eligible for discounted monthly fees for Tizra Publisher, a highly flexible, web-based application for distributing and selling electronic books and similar content.
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AAUP-iPublishCentral Discount Program

AAUP members are eligible for discounted monthly fees for iPublishCentral, a suite of tools to help market, distribute, and deliver books electronically.
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Publisher Alley

AAUP members receive an additional discount off of non-profit subscription rates for Baker & Taylor's web-based business tool that assists book publishers in making better editorial, marketing, sales, and financial decisions.
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Bowker PubTrack Higher Education

AAUP members signing new, first-time subscriptions to this powerful course-adoption data toolset can take advantage of special consortial pricing, tiered to tracked revenues.
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Copyright Infringement Portal

The Publishers Association of the UK has developed a tool to help publishers track and respond to online piracy. AAUP members are eligible for a 50% discount on the service rates.
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AAUP-CCC RightsLink Discount Program

Offered by Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), RighstLink is an innovative online tool that allows your customers to license the reuse of your content according to your specific business rules
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Cooperative Exhibit Opportunities

AAUP occasionally partners with international trade fairs for special AAUP exhibits.
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Promoting the Work of Member Presses

Books for Understanding

Books for Understanding is an ongoing project to identify for the public university press books relevant to the news of the day.
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University Press Week

This annual awareness campaign highlights the extraordinary work of university presses and their many contributions to culture, the academy, and society. AAUP provides tools and materials for presses to celebrate UP Week locally, as well as supporting national promotion of the campaign.
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The AAUP Book, Jacket, and Journal Show

This prestigious annual juried design show recognizes achievement in the design, production, and manufacturing of books and journals. Only AAUP members are eligible to submit books, and the Traveling Exhibit showcases selected entries at campuses around North America.
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University Press Books for Public and Secondary School Libraries

A valued collection development tool for librarians across the country, the annual AAUP library bibliography features the book recommendation of working public and secondary school librarians.
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AAUP Constituency Award

Each year, the Association honors an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the scholarly publishing community. The award is presented at the annual meeting.
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News from the Membership

AAUP's website collects and showcases exciting news from our member presses—including word of top book awards, staff news, and information about new digital publishing projects.
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