‘Publishing drives political accountability,’ the Association of American Publishers’ Maria A. Pallante says in her address.
Originally framing Trump’s EU tariffs as ‘damaging to the trade and in nobody’s interest,’ the export-reliant UK Publishers’ Association raised the alarm.
The Association of American Publishers chief is polling its membership to predict where Donald Trump’s China tariffs on books could do the most damage.
‘A wide range of other books remain on the list’ for near-term tariffs, notes AAP’s Maria A. Pallante, ‘including American fiction and nonfiction.’
Imposing tariffs on books printed in China would ‘severely compromise’ industry capabilities and ‘upend decades-long US policy’ on the freedom to publish.
As representatives of the Association of American Publishers testify on Trump’s proposed tariffs on books and other goods from China, US book sales for the first quarter are positive.