|| Paperback Wholesalers
||Trade paperback book & audio publishers
|Networking – EBMA members may develop and maintain business and personal relationships with other professionals in their industry. The primary EBMA facilitates this networking is through the one-on-one sessions and events at the annual meeting, allowing distributors and publishers to interact and conduct business.
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.
ABOUT EBMA MEMBERSHIP
EBMA has two categories of membership:
Regular members - regular members are considered paperback wholesalers.
Associate members - associate members are trade paperback book and audio publishers.
Dues are $500 per year for Regular members and $825 per year for Associate members. The annual membership period is July 1- June 30. New Regular members will have their first year dues waived.
Applicants for membership in either category must have been in the business of distributing or publishing paperback books or audio titles for at least one year prior to submitting an application for membership.
In addition, all Associate member applicants must:
- Publish new paperback or audio titles annually and maintain an active list of paperback and/or audio titles in print.
- Must make their paperback and audio titles available to all Educational Book & Media Association regular members.
After reviewing supporting data from the applicant and considering any data provided by board members, the EBMA Board of Directors determines if a member applicant meets membership requirements.
HOW TO APPLY FOR MEMBERSHIP
If you wish to apply, please return your application by email and two copies each of your current and backlist catalogs by U.S. mail..
Regular members may join EBMA throughout the year but are suggested to join early enough to plan to attend the EBMA meeting in January. Regular member dues are waived for the first year.
Associate members are required to submit their application by October 31, 2012. Applications received after this date will only be considered with special permission.