The association holds an annual meeting that is educational in nature with sessions intended for both wholesalers and publishers members. The most important parts of the annual meeting are our “One-on-One Sessions,” designed to facilitate business discussions between wholesalers and publisher members. During the three days of these meetings, each wholesaler in attendance will meet with each publisher (and vice versa) for private eight-minute discussions. Presentations from industry professionals, educators and authors inform members on new trends in our market. Social events are planned to bring wholesalers and publishers together in informal settings. Each year the annual meeting is held in a location that allows for a relaxed atmosphere and promotes networking and learning. 

The 44th Annual Meeting of the Educational Book and Media Association will be held on January 7-10, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Austin in Austin, TX. For questions, please contact Maureen Gelwicks, meeting@edupaperback.org. 


The Program Chair, Mark von Bargen of Macmillan is eager to explore, Visual Engagement: How graphic novels and picture books are growing parts of developing literacy and pleasure reading for today's children

Registration Information - NOW OPEN

For complete meeting details, including registration information, hotel reservations and profile forms, please download the meeting packet. To access online registration, please click here. Click the images below for further details. Please make note of the following deadlines as you prepare to make arrangements for the meeting:

LAST day for early bird meeting registrations: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2018
LAST day to return profile forms: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2018
LAST day for hotel reservations: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2018

If you have questions about the meeting or your arrangements, please contact EBMA at meeting@edupaperback.org or 540-318-7770. The EBMA Board of Directors and staff look forward to seeing you January 7-10, 2019 in Austin, TX!


The Educational Book and Media Association has been meeting for over 40 years to support wholesalers and publishers who supply books and materials to schools and libraries. Our meetings have led us all over the United States and have brought many renowned authors, educators and industry leaders to speak at our meetings.

EBMA meetings have encouraged and fostered an unusual spirit among its members--new friends and old have learned from each other, shared and improved their knowledge of the market, and gotten to know each other better.

For schedule and presenter details from past meetings click the links below: 

Educational Book & Media Association is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization.

P.O. Box 3363, Warrenton, VA 20188
Ph. 540-318-7770


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