Book & Publishing Trade Organizations
It is often helpful to join one of the various publishing trade associations. Most are fairly inexpensive and generally have newsletters or blogs which are reserved for members only. Some offer ongoing seminars, webinars and other educational tools. There are a variety of publications available to the Independent Publisher. The price as well as the format varies from publication to publication.
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SPAWN - Small Publishers, Artists and Writers Network
'The Small Publishers, Artists and Writers Network (SPAWN) provides information, resources and opportunities for everyone involved in or interested in publishing, whether you are an author, freelance writer, artist or you own a publishing company.'
Address: 323 E. Matilija St.- Suite 110 - Ojai, CA - 93023
American Booksellers Association (ABA)
'The national trade association for independent booksellers — since 1900. ABA offers education, services and products, advocacy, and relevant business information. Look below for a selection of this month\'s key news and programs,'
Address: 200 White Plains Road - Suite 600 - Tarrytown, NY 10591
IBPA, the Independent Book Publishers Association
'The Independent Book Publishers Association is the largest not-for-profit trade association representing independent book publishers. Founded in 1983, it serves book publishers located in the United States and around the world.
Its mission is to advance the professional interests of independent publishers. To this end, IBPA provides cooperative marketing programs, education and advocacy within the publishing industry.'
Address: 1020 Manhattan Beach Blvd.- Suite 204- Manhattan Beach, CA - 90266
Mountains & Plains Booksellers Association (MPBA)
'We are a non-profit professional association of 160 locally-owned, “bricks and mortar” bookstores. The Association was begun almost 40 years ago in Denver and has grown to include booksellers in Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming. While we are called a “booksellers” association, we have always taken an expansive view of that term, and our membership includes as many publishers, wholesalers, and sales reps as it does bookstores. If you are an industry professional, established bookstore, or someone who is interested in opening a bookstore, you will find a wealth of information when you visit the “Bookseller” or “Publisher” pages.'
Address: 908 Akin Avenue - Fort Collins, CO - 80521
New England Independent Booksellers Association
'The New England Independent Booksellers Association is the trade association for the retail book industry in New England. Serving independent booksellers for thirty-four years, NEIBA has over 300 members representing more than 200 bookstores.'
Phone: (781) 316-8894
Address: 297 Broadway - #212 - Arlington, MA - 02474
New-Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association
'NAIBA is dedicated to the exchange of ideas and information among independently owned bookstores; educating booksellers in techniques essential to the effective conduct of their business; increasing public awareness of the value of the bookseller as a vital community resource; promoting excellence and professionalism in the retail book industry.'
Phone: 516 - 333-0681
Address: 2667 Hyacinth, - Westbury, NY - 10590
Northern California Independent Booksellers Association (NCIBA)
'The Northern California Independent Booksellers Association (NCIBA) is a trade organization dedicated to supporting, nurturing and promoting independent retail bookselling in California. With over 500 members, including nearly 300 booksellers, the NCIBA has been an experienced provider of services for over two decades.'
Address: The Presidio - P.O. Box 29169 - 1007 General Kennedy Avenue - San Francisco, CA - 94129-0169
Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association (PNBA)
'The Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association is a nonprofit trade association representing the interests of literacy, free speech and independent bookselling in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. Our members include: owners and managers of independent and chain bookstores; publishers; publishers\' sales representatives; distributors; authors; publicists; librarians; book reviewers; producers of sideline items; and other friends of the trade are represented as associate (non-voting) members.'
Phone: 541 - 683-4363
Address: 317 W. Broadway, Suite 214, - Eugene, OR - 97401-2890
Southern California Independant Booksellers Association
'The Southern California Independent Booksellers Association (SCIBA) is a non-profit trade association of independent booksellers, book wholesalers, publishers and other industry professionals located primarily in Southern California and Southern Nevada.'
Phone: 626 - 793 - 7403
Address: 133 N. Altadena Drive - Pasadena, CA - 91107
Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance
'The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance exists to empower, promote, and celebrate our core member bookstores in a spirit of partnership. “Core members” are independent, privately held, brick & mortar, commercially zoned bookstores with a retail storefront, in our region. Among our members are owners, managers and employees of independent bookstores, publishers’ representatives, publishers, wholesalers and producers of \"sideline\" bookstore goods. Librarians, book reviewers, writers and other \"friends of the trade\" are also represented in our membership.'
Phone: 803 - 994 -9530
Address: 3806 Yale Ave. - Columbia, SC - 29205
Upper Midwest Booksellers Association
'The Midwest Booksellers Association (MBA) is a regional not-for-profit trade association formally established in 1981 to promote retail bookselling and support professional independent booksellers throughout our region. Our members include locally owned and operated independent bookstores; book publishers, distributors, reps, and vendors who do business with our bookstores; and other individuals and businesses allied to the book industry.
Our member states include Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Additional member stores are in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.'
Phone: (763) 544-2993
Address: 2355 Louisiana Avenue North, - Suite A - Golden Valley, MN - 55427
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