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Publishing Industry Professional Organizations & Resources

American Association of Publishers (AAP)
The Association of American Publishers, representing 260 publishers of all sizes and types located throughout the country, is the principal trade association of the U.S. book publishing industry.

American Association of University Publishers (AAUP)
The American Association of University Publishers represents 133 scholarly book publishers on university campuses throughout the country.

Bay Area Editors Forum
The Bay Area Editors’ Forum is an association of in-house and freelance editors from a variety of publishing and publications settings.

Bay Area Independent Publishers Association
A non-profit organization providing educational opportunities to independent presses and small publishers.

Book Industry Guild of New York
A non-profit organization composed of professionals from all aspects of the graphic arts. Members include publishers, manufacturers, and suppliers involved in the creation of books and electronic media. The main focus of the organization is education: to provide an open forum for its members, allowing them to work on ideas together, stay on top of the latest technologies, and to improve the quality of their products.

Bookbuilders of Boston
A nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing together people involved in book publishing and manufacturing throughout New England.

Book Business
Book Business reaches more than 12,000 industry executives who buy, specify and approve services and products for book publishing management, printing, manufacturing, paper, binding, finishing, packaging, publishing systems, marketing, distribution and interactive media. Advertisers rely on Book Business to connect them with a unique and superior nationwide network of prospective clients.

Book Passage Bookstore
Book Passage Bookstore has created a unique program of in-store classes designed for people who want to learn more about writing and the book business.

Welcome to BookWire®, the internet resource dedicated to new titles, new authors, and the general scoop on the book industry! Use this site to search book reviews, read about the latest releases, watch author video clips, and learn about upcoming book events.

Book Industry Study Group
The Book Industry Study Group (BISG) is the leading U.S. book trade association for supply chain standards, research, and best practices. For over 30 years, BISG has been working on behalf of its diverse membership of publishers, retailers, manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, librarians and others involved in both print and digital publishing to create a more informed, empowered, and efficient book industry supply chain for both physical and digital products.

Chicago Book Clinic
Encourages excellence in publishing by providing a platform for the educational, social, and professional interaction of its members.

Editcetera is a self-governing association of freelance publishing professionals. Currently we have more than 100 members. Since 1971, Editcetera has been referring qualified editors, writers, and other publishing specialists to businesses, institutions, publishers, and independent authors. Our members understand changing communications technologies and tight deadlines. With decades of history and hundreds of clients, Editcetera has built a reputation for doing the job right—and on time. is a literature study guide search engine that provides links to free book notes, study guides, book summaries, chapter summaries, and analyses available for thousands of books, plays, and poems. They have indexed resources from over 23 study guide providers, including SparkNotes, Cliff’s Notes, BookRags, Shmoop, Pink Monkey, WikiSummaries and many more.

Graphic Artists Guild
The Graphic Artists Guild promotes and protects the economic interest of its members. This Guild is probably most famous for its Graphic Artists Guild Handbook: Pricing and Ethical Guidelines.

Graphic Arts Technical Foundation
The Graphic Arts Technical Foundation is a member-supported, nonprofit, technical, and education organization serving the international graphic communications industries. Its mission statement reads “To serve the graphic communications community as the leading resource for technical information and services through research and education.”

Kepler’s Books & Magazines
For more than 50 years, Kepler’s Books, located in Menlo Park, CA, has been one of the nation’s premier independent bookstores, famous for its outstanding author events, knowledgeable staff, and its broad selection of books, magazines and gifts. Its commitment to the local communities it serves has helped define the cultural identity of the San Francisco Bay Area.

National Association of Printers & Lithographers
NAPL, chartered in 1933, is a not-for-profit graphic arts trade association. It is dedicated to providing a full range of management and educational services to its membership. Services include management consulting, events calendar, resource directory.

Professional Scholarly Publishing (PSP)
Division of the Association of American Publishers. Publisher of the booklet “Explore the World of Professional and Scholarly Publishing” (2.7MB PDF file) as a service to students and professionals considering a career in the PSP field.

This association is a trade organization established in 1977 as the Rocky Mountain Book Publishers Association.  This is a professional group dedicated to serving the needs of its members and to providing a forum for the discussion of publishing issues.  Its membership ranges from small independent presses to publishing companies with worldwide operations.  Their associate members include printers, designers, binderies, and other publishing-related freelancers.

Society for Scholarly Publishing
An individual-member organization for people in all areas involved in producing and distributing scholarly publishing.

Software Publishers Association