2011 Findings on Publisher Lobbying [...]

From a summary of a larger report:

From 2007-2011:

  • 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.

Currently (2011):

  • 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.

Interesting Finds:

  • 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.�
  • Of these 19 bills, 12 were sponsored by democrats and 3 were sponsored by republicans.

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