CAPP can refer to Computer Aided Publishing or the Council of Academic and Professional Publishers.
CAPP (Computer Aided Publishing) is an automated book publishing process that utilizes computers as part of book publishing. This can include everything from using word processing and desktop publishing software to create the book’s content to more sophisticated tools that help with typesetting, layout, and printing.
CAPP can facilitate the publishing process while maintaining high-quality standards, thus helping reduce costs by automating certain manual tasks (e.g., typesetting).
CAPP can be used for both digital and print publishing, including creating e-books as well as helping with website designs and layout. When used for print publishing, CAPP is useful in creating files sent directly to printers for print production as well as contributing towards designing its layout and design.
The Council of Academic and Professional Publishers (CAPP) is an industry group representing publishers of academic and professional books and journals in the UK. CAPP includes all of its members – all major UK publishers of such materials.
CAPP’s mission is to:
Promote the interests of its members both domestically and abroad.
Encourage excellence in publishing.
Provide an open forum for discussion and debate of issues of common concern.
Represent the opinions and needs of its members before government bodies, media outlets, and other opinion leaders.
Cooperate with organizations with similar aims.
CAPP was established in 1977, and since that time has become one of the leading voices of the UK publishing industry. CAPP plays a critical role in advocating various issues impacting publishers, ranging from copyright protection to VAT issues.
CAPP is an active member of the International Publishers Association (IPA), the global umbrella body for publishers’ associations worldwide, and also collaborates with other national and international organizations involved with copyright protection, freedom to publish issues, intellectual property protection, or copyright violations.