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American Booksellers Association

Founded in 1900, the American Booksellers Association 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.



Christian Booksellers Association

CBA is the international trade association of Christian retailers and product suppliers. It serves more than 2,500 U.S. member retail stores, and more than 1,000 stores in 40 countries with member chapters in 16 countries. These stores provide Bibles, Christian books, curriculum, apparel, music, videos, gifts, greeting cards, children’s resources, and other materials.
CBA also serves nearly 700 member publishers, record companies, gift companies, and other resource suppliers.



Publishers Weekly

Publishers Weekly is the leading publication serving all segments involved in the creation, production, marketing and sale of the written word in book, audio, video and electronic formats.



New England Booksellers Association

The New England Booksellers Association is the trade association for the retail book industry in New England.


Southeast Booksellers' Association

SEBA is a trade association which represents booksellers in Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Louisiana, Alabama, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia and Mississippi. The Southeast Booksellers Association exists to empower, promote, and celebrate core member bookstores in a spirit of partnership. Independent, privately held, brick and mortar bookstores in our region constitutes the core members.




Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association

PNBA exists to make bookselling in the Northwest better for the booksellers...and better for the public. We are a trade association representing the interests of booksellers in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington.


The Northern California Independent Booksellers Association

The Northern California Independent Booksellers Association is a trade organization dedicated to supporting, nurturing and promoting independent retail bookselling in California.



Mountains & Plains Booksellers Association

Mountains & Plains Booksellers Association is a non-profit trade association of independent booksellers based in the Rocky Mountain West.



Great Lakes Booksellers Association

The mission of the GLBA is to improve the effectiveness of booksellers, forge partnerships among members in all aspects of the bookselling industry and promote the Great Lakes region as a vital marketplace.


The Upper Midwest Booksellers Association (UMBA)

The Upper Midwest Booksellers Association (UMBA), an association for independent booksellers, is a regional not-for-profit trade association formally established in 1981 to promote retail bookselling and support professional independent booksellers throughout this area. Our member states include Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma South Dakota, and Wisconsin. We also include some members from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.



New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association

NAIBA is dedicated to the growth and success of independent bookselling in our region, which extends from New York to Virginia.



The American Wholesale Booksellers Association (AWBA)

The American Wholesale Booksellers Association (AWBA) is a national trade organization that represents a diverse group of book wholesalers. Our members include wholesalers of all sizes, with all types of inventory and specializations, from all areas of the nation.



The Association of Booksellers for Children (ABC)

The ABC is a national membership association that offers a support network for professional independent children's booksellers who share the goal of encouraging quality and service within the children's book industry.


The Association of American Publishers (AAP)

AAP's mandate covers both the general and the specific — broad issues important to all publishers as well as issues of specific concern to particular segments of the industry. The Association's "core" programs deal with matters of general interest:intellectual property; new technology and telecommunications issues of concern to publishers; First Amendment rights, censorship and libel; international freedom to publish; funding for education and libraries; postal rates and regulations; tax and trade policy.


American Library Association

The American Library Association (ALA) was founded in 1876 in Philadelphia and subsequently chartered in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Its mission is “to provide leadership for the development, promotion, and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all.”


Book Industry Study Group (BISG)

For 25 years the Book Industry Study Group (BISG) has been a key resource for publishing professionals in every facet of the book industry. BISG has led the way in setting industry standards and conducting vital industry research on behalf of publishers, booksellers, libraries and vendors.


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Children's Book Council (CBC)

The Children’s Book Council (CBC) is a non-profit trade organization dedicated to encouraging literacy and the use and enjoyment of children’s books, and is the official sponsor of Young People’s Poetry Week and Children’s Book Week each year. The Council’s Members include U.S. publishers and packagers of trade books for children and young adults.


Educational Paperback Association (EPA)

The Educational Paperback Association is an association of publishers and distributors who are reputable and authoritative suppliers of educational paperbacks, prebound books and other materials to the school, library and college market. Its distributor members offer schools and libraries volume discounts on a wide selection of titles, representing most major publishers and important small presses that publish for the educational market.


Literary Market Place (LMP)

Literary Market Place (LMP) is the directory of America and Canadian book publishing. For more than 50 years, LMP has been the resource consulted by practically everyone looking for industry data--whether they are publishing professional, authors, industry watchers, or those seeking to gain entry into the world of publishing.


Publishers Marketing Association (PMA)

Publishers Marketing Association (PMA) is 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. To this end, PMA provides cooperative marketing programs, education and advocacy within the publishing industry.



International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is a worldwide federation of national standards bodies from some 100 countries, one from each country. The mission of ISO is to promote the development of standardization and related activities in the world with a view to facilitating the international exchange of goods and services, and to developing cooperation in the spheres of intellectual, scientific, technological and economic activity. ISO's work results in international agreements which are published as International Standards.


International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

The International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) is a code used on catalogues, databases or commercial transactions each time serial publications are involved. In order to fulfill its goal in an efficient way, the ISSN, as any standardized international code, must be universally used. It is thus available for all partners concerned, at each stage of the information chain.


Library of Congress (LC)

The Library of Congress' mission is to make its resources available and useful to the Congress and the American people and to sustain and preserve a universal collection of knowledge and creativity for future generations. The Library serves as the research arm of Congress and is recognized as the national library of the United States. Its collections comprise the world's most comprehensive record of human creativity and knowledge. Open to those above high school age without charge or special permission, it is the world's largest library and a great resource to scholars and researchers.


United States Copyright Office (USCO)

United States Copyright Office (USCO) is an organization "to promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries" (U.S. Constitution, Article I, Section 8)


X*NET - Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA)

X.NET was created by the Evangelical Christian and Protestant Church-Owned Publishers Association/Christian Booksellers Association/Gospel Music Association to provide electronic data interchange service (EDI) to publishers within the Christian community. X.NET results in faster turn-around, improved accuracy and lower operating costs for Christian publishing, music, gifts, and other aspects of the industry.


Cataloging in Publication (CIP)

A Cataloging in Publication record (aka CIP data) is a bibliographic record prepared by the Library of Congress for a book that has not yet been published. When the book is published, the publisher includes the CIP data on the copyright page thereby facilitating book processing for libraries and book dealers.



International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY)

The International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) is a non-profit organization which represents
an international network of people from all over the world who are committed to bringing books and children together.


United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY)

The International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) was founded to promote international understanding and good will through books for children and teenagers. The United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY) serves as the U.S. national section of IBBY, executing the responsibilities and rights of national membership.


Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)

The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, formed in 1971 by a group of Los Angeles based writers for children, is the only international organization to offer a variety of services to people who write, illustrate, or share a vital interest in children’s literature. The SCBWI acts as a network for the exchange of knowledge between writers, illustrators, editors, publishers, agents, librarians, educators, booksellers and others involved with literature for young people.


American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

The mission of the American Association of School Librarians is to advocate excellence, facilitate change, and develop leaders in the school library media field.



Canadian Booksellers Association (CBA)

CBA works for the current and future economic well-being of booksellers, by promoting their interests and meeting their needs.


National Association of Independent Publishers Reps

Trade association of about 350 book publishers' commission reps and 650 book publishers and other associate members.


National Association of College Stores

The National Association of College Stores represents and supports higher education retailers by providing valuable programs and services, by facilitating strategic partnerships that enable members to better serve their customers, and by advocating on behalf of members to ensure the health and vitality of the higher education retail market.


BookExpo America

If you are involved in the book publishing industry, BookExpo America is the only industry event where you can experience the entire scope of book publishing from the U.S. and the world - all in one place, all at one time.
With more than 2,000 exhibits, 500 authors, over 100 conference sessions as well as a special area for rights business, you'll see all the latest titles across genres, uncover hidden gems, network, and meet the industry contacts to put you instantly on top of what you need to know for your business and job.



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