Commonly Used Terms
BOOKJOBS.COM was created to aid in the recruiting of the best and the brightest college graduates around the country—graduates from all ethnic and social backgrounds and all areas of study. The site serves two purposes: to provide a centralized place for job seekers to research available positions throughout the publishing industry, and to provide basic information about the book publishing industry as a whole—commonly used words and terms in the industry, department descriptions, companies, events, and other information.
About the AAP
The Association of American Publishers (AAP) is the national trade association for the U.S. book publishing industry. AAP has over 300 members, comprised of most of the major commercial book publishers in the United States, as well as smaller and medium-sized houses, non-profit publishers, university presses, and scholarly societies. AAP works on issues of importance to publishers including copyright protection, new technology, the First Amendment, governmental affairs, literacy, education, and other areas.
About the AAP's Diversity / Recruit and Retain Committee
The AAP Recruit and Retain Task Force was formed in 2000 in order to find ways to attract high-caliber employee candidates to the book publishing industry and, once hired, retain them. In 1999, the AAP Committee on Diversity was established to recommend strategies, policies, and programs within AAP to help the industry become more inclusive by attracting, recruiting, and developing larger numbers of employees from underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds for core positions in publishing houses. Recognizing the crossover of their goals, the Recruit and Retain Task Force and the Committee on Diversity merged in 2002.