Publishing Organizations

ABA American Booksellers Association
The home page of the ABA has developed over the last year into a major resource.You need to explore around to find all the contents but will be well rewarded. Some content is aimed at association members.

Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America
The Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America was founded in 1949 to encourage interest in rare books and manuscripts and to maintain the highest standards in the antiquarian book trade. In support of these objectives, the ABAA has, among its other activities, promoted exhibitions of books and related materials and lectures on subjects of interest to book collectors. Members of the ABAA engage in the sale, purchase, and appraisal of antiquarian books and manuscripts.

Bookbinders' Guild of New York
The Bookbinders' Guild is a non-profit organization comprised of professionals from all aspects of the graphic arts. Members include publishers, manufacturers, and suppliers involved in the creation of books and electronic media. The main purpose of the organization is to provide members with information on changes in the publishing field and contacts that let them share ideas, advice and information.
Bookbuilders of Boston
A non-profit organization dedicated to bringing together people involved in book publishing and manufacturing throughout New England. With a membership of over 2000 publishing professionals, Bookbuilders of Boston provides a forum for meeting peers, sharing information, promoting quality, and learning about new trends and technologies.

Bookbuilders West
Bookbuilders West is a nonprofit association, founded in San Francisco in 1969 to promote and support book publishing in the thirteen western states. It is an educational and professional resource for members of the western publishing community, providing the opportunity for participants to meet and share experiences at monthly dinner meetings and various educational and social activities. A wide variety of education programs are designed to inform members about advances in materials and processes, investigate technological progress, discuss aesthetic concerns, and find solutions to problems.

The Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild
Founded in 1983 in Toronto, Ontario to create a spirit of community among hand workers in the book arts and those who love books, promote greater public awareness of the book arts and increase educational opportunities and foster excellence through exhibitions, workshops, lectures, and publications.

Colorado Independent Publishers Association
The Colorado Independent Publishers Association (CIPA) is a state wide cooperative of independent book publishers, and the Colorado affiliate of Publishers Marketing Association (PMA). CIPA was created in 1992 with the express purpose of exchanging information on publishing-related topics and organizing cooperative marketing programs. CIPA also acts as a clearinghouse for information regarding products and services of interest to independent publishers.

Horror Writers Association
The Horror Writers Association (HWA) was formed in the 1980s to bring together writers and others professionally interested in horror and dark fantasy, and to foster a greater appreciation of dark fiction among the general public.

Multicultural Publishing and Education Council
The Multicultural Publishing and Education Council (MPEC) is a national networking and support organization for independent publishers of multicultural books and materials.

New Mexico Book Association
People passionatly involved with books produced in, for, or about the Land of Enchantment! Publishes LIBRO MONTHLY and NEW MEXICO'S BOOK WORLD, monthly luncheons and conferences. Members are professionals in publishing, editors, designers, marketingpeople, librarians, booksellers, writers and readers!

Science-Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, Inc
No single definition can encompass what is called science fiction or fantasy. Science fiction and fantasy are paraliterary genres less constrained by mundane conventions and formulas. Their limits are those of the human imagination, and their roots go back to the first storytellers. SFWA also administers the Nebula Awards, the "Oscars" of the sf field.

Small Publishers Association of North America
SPAN is a non-profit trade association for independent presses, self-publishers and authors. They are the second largest publishing association in North America with over 1,000 members.

Software Publishers Association
The Software Publishers Association is the principal trade association of the PC software industry. Its 1,150 members represent the leading publishers in the business, consumer, and education markets. Since 1984, the SPA's ongoing reports on the PC computing software markets have provided the most reliable and authoritative sales, management and trends data in the industry. The SPA has offices in Washington, DC, and Paris, France.

SPAWN
A 9-year-old networking organization for freelance writers, authors, graphic designers, photographers, printers — anyone interested in or involved in the publishing process. They provide authors and others help in making the right choices by providing the information and resources they need.

Waterless Printing Association
A non-profit trade association dedicated to the informational and educational needs of its printer and sponsor members. In addition to this mission, the Association seeks to inform designers and print buyers about the many benefits the process offers.


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