From a summary of a larger report:
- The AAP has spent over $3 million while the NACS has spent just around $90,000.
- The AAP has lobbied 37 different bills while the NACS has lobbied 38 different bills
- The AAP has hired 3 different outside firms to lobby on their behalf and spent $70,000 on their services while the NACS has done all of the lobbying in house.
- The AAP is represented by 5 lobbyists 3 in-house and 2 form outside firms, including a former member of congress who is an in-house lobbyist for the AAP.
- In 2010 the AAP spent just over $500,000 on lobbying a decrease of $1 million from their 2007 lobbying expenses.
- In 2007 the AAP lobbied on 16 bills and in the first half of 2011 has only lobbied 3 bills.
- The keyword “ebook” or “e-book” does not appear on any lobbying disclosure forms since 2004.
- A search into our database of the word textbook revealed 19 pieces of legislation 6 of which, have recorded lobbying activity.ï¿½
- Of these 19 bills, 12 were sponsored by democrats and 3 were sponsored by republicans.
From a Google Group summary