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Book Trade Associations Publishers Should Know

It’s no secret that the best ideas and solutions are often achieved through opportunities to network and share with our peers. Having additional ways to stay informed about what’s happening in the book industry can help you keep on top of supply chain standards and best practices. Gathering information from publishers, retailers, manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, librarians, as well as others involved in both print and digital publishing can result in better problem solving and more successful business practices.

In an effort to provide publishers with helpful resources, Ware-Pak will be exploring a number of book trade associations we feel you should know. Let’s get started with a few of these today…

American Booksellers Association, Inc. (ABA)

The ABA is a national, not for profit trade association that exists to protect and promote the interests of independently owned bookstores, large and small. Since 1900, the ABA has offered education, services and products, advocacy and relevant business information for independent booksellers.

Visit the ABA Website | phone (914) 591-2665

American Library Association (ALA)

The ALA is the oldest and largest library association in the world. It is a non-profit trade association which promotes library services and librarianship.

Visit the ALA Website | phone (312) 944-6780

Book Industry Study Group

The Book Industry Study Group is non-profit trade association working to create a more informed, empowered and efficient book industry supply chain for both physical and digital products.

Visit the Book Industry Study Group Website | phone (646) 336-7141

Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA)

The IBPA is a trade association that serves book, audio and video publishers located in the U.S. and around the world. The IBPA strives to advance the professional interests of independent publishers and offers beneficial programs and information to all member publishers, regardless of their size or experience.

Visit the IBPA Website | phone (310) 372-2732

Comments

Posted On
Apr 16, 2010
Posted By
Florrie Binford Kichler

Hi Keith–thanks very much for the mention of IBPA. Publishing education has always been one of our core missions, along with cooperative marketing programs and industry advocacy. Our annual Publishing University is coming up in New York on May 24-25 and we invite all of your readers to check it out at http://www.thepublishinguniversity.com.

Best,
Florrie Binford Kichler, President, IBPA

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