We are a collegial and collaborative organization composed of Catholic publishers and producers of Catholic content across various media including books, audio, video, and music regardless of format (e.g., digital vs. print).
The Mission of the Association of Catholic Publishers (ACP) supports a viable, vibrant, and diverse Catholic publishing environment throughout North America and beyond. It seeks to provide visibility to, advocacy for, and sustainability of published Catholic content.
In particular, the ACP provides leadership to, among, and on behalf of its members, who serve the Catholic market. ACP exists to advance the following aims:
To effectively serve its members, the ACP must become both visible and viable. It has identified four strategic goals to achieve this visibility and viability while at the same time serving its members:
Since their earliest days gathering for lunch at America House in New York, the members of the Catholic Book Publisher’s Association have aspired to being a professional association in which members inform and strengthen one another in a collaborative environment. Over the ensuing 20 years, other complementary core goals have emerged as values to benefit all members: mutual support for our common mission to spread the Word and interpret it for a changing world; peer networking for fellowship and information sharing; planning and decision-making experience outside their respective houses; and formational and educational opportunities that meet evolving needs, both in terms of the changing markets and evolving technology.