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Publishing Organizations

American Booksellers Association (ABA)
Founded in 1900, the ABA is a not-for-profit organization devoted to meeting the needs of its core members of independently owned bookstores with retail storefront locations through advocacy, education, research, and information dissemination. The ABA actively supports free speech, literacy, and programs that encourage reading. The annual ABA Convention is held in conjunction with Book Expo America.

American Library Association (ALA)
The ALA provides leadership for the development, promotion, and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship.

Association of American Publishers (AAP)
AAP | The Association of American Publishers represents the leading book, journal, and education publishers in the United States on matters of law and policy, advocating for outcomes that incentivize the publication of creative expression, professional content, and learning solutions. As essential participants in local markets and the global economy, our members invest in and inspire the exchange of ideas, transforming the world we live in one word at a time. Find us online at or on twitter at @AmericanPublish

Association of Publishers for Special Sales
Strives to create entrepreneurial opportunities for new publishers while providing existing independent press with powerful tools to foster faster growth.

Association of University Presses
Formally established in 1937 as the Association of American University Presses, AUPresses is a community of publishing professionals and institutions committed to the highest caliber of research-based scholarship. Together, we advocate for the fundamental role of scholarly publishing in achieving academic excellence and in cultivating and disseminating knowledge.

Editorial Freelancers Association(EFA)
Founded in 1970, EFA works to raise the professional status of its members and to make the freelance life more dynamic and rewarding. For clients of freelancers, EFA is a nationwide bank of professionals experienced in the full range of editorial disciplines.

Evangelical Christian Publishing Association (ECPA)
An international, not-for-profit, trade organization serving its industry by promoting excellence and professionalism, sharing relevant data, stimulating Christian fellowship, raising the effectiveness of member houses, and equipping them to meet the needs of the changing marketplace.

Florida Authors and Publishers Association

Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA)
A trade association of independent publishers. Founded in 1983, it serves book, audio, and video publishers located in the United States and around the world. Its mission is to advance the professional interests of independent publishers. PMA provides cooperative marketing programs, education, and advocacy within the publishing industry.

International Literacy Association
A professional membership organization dedicated to promoting high levels of literacy for all by improving the quality of reading instruction, disseminating research and information about reading, and encouraging the lifetime reading habit.

Mystery Writers of America (MWA)
The premier organization for mystery writers and other professionals in the mystery field. MWA watches developments in legislation and tax law, sponsors symposia and mystery conferences, presents the Edgar Awards, and provides information for mystery writers.

Publishers Advertising & Marketing Association (PAMA)
The Publishers Advertising and Marketing Association (PAMA) offers professionals the opportunity to meet some of publishing’s most prominent leaders, network and share innovative marketing ideas with peers, and gain insights into the book industry. PAMA hosts several events throughout the year: luncheons with guest speakers and panelists, as well as cocktail parties where members mingle while discussing ideas and trends.

Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers (SWFA)
The minimum requirement for active membership is the professional publication (acceptance and payment) of three short stories or one full-length fiction book or a dramatic script. Collaborations with a single co-author may be used as a half-credential. Associate membership is available to beginning writers who have had at least one professional publication but are not yet eligible for active status. Neither non-fiction nor poetry will be considered for this or active status.

Small Press Center
The Small Press Center for Independent Publishing is a nonprofit cultural and educational institution dedicated to promoting interaction between the public and small independent book publishers.

Society of Scholarly Publishing (SSP)
The SSP strives to advance scholarly publishing, communication, and the professional development of its members through education, collaboration, and networking among individuals in this field.

Women's National Book Association (WNBA)
The Women's National Book Association is a national organization of women and men who work with and value books. WNBA exists to promote reading and to support the role of women in the community of the book. The Association has nine chapters: Binghamton, Boston, Dallas, Detroit, Los Angeles, Nashville, New York, San Francisco, and Washington.

Young to Publishing Group (YPG)
An initiative of the Association of American Publishers (AAP) that strives to give entry-level and junior industry employees (typically 0-5 years of publishing experience) a chance to build a community outside of their own publishing house and educate themselves about the publishing industry as a whole.

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