Welcome to the online

home of the Educational

Book and Media Association


EBMA is an association of distributors and publishers who supply paperback books, pre-bound books and other materials to schools and libraries. Founded in 1975 by Jerry Ludington of Detroit based Ludington News Company, EBMA became known as an innovative voice in the paperback book market, representing both U.S. and Canadian distributors and publishers.



CONGRATULATIONS: to David Wiesner, the 36th (2014) Annual Recipient of the Ludington Award.


2016 EBMA ANNUAL MEETING: The 41st meeting of the Educational Book and Media Association will be held on February 2-5, 2016 at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, AZ. Complete meeting details will be released fall of 2015, contact Maureen Gelwicks (meeting@edupaperback.org) for details or for questions regarding membership.  




Use the new EBMA Member Map to find a wholesaler or publisher member location.





Education – The EBMA is dedicated to bringing talented and informative presenters to the annual meeting.

– Through the online directory and the annual conference EBMA members may develop and maintain business and personal relationships with other professionals in their industry.

Industry Knowledge
– The EBMA is committed to keeping its members updated on the latest industry trends including school and library funding and technology standards.  EBMA’s involvement in the Book Industry Study Group (BISG) helps keep members appraised of many of the technical standards.


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