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 (BAEF)
The Bay Area Editors’ Forum is an association of in-house and freelance editors from a variety of publishing and publications settings in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Bay Area Independent Publishers Association (BAIPA)
BAIPA is an educational organization dedicated to elevating the art of the independent author-publisher. Members include creative people who are involved in various aspects of publishing, linking writers with the services they need to publish and sell their work.

Bay Area Women in Publishing (BAWiP)
BAWiP connects and supports current and aspiring colleagues who identify as women or non-binary, helping them to build professional networks in and beyond the Bay Area and advance their career goals while building community and a more equitable environment in publishing.

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 nationwide network of unique 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.

BookWire is an 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 (BISG)
The Book Industry Study Group is a 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
Chicago Book Clinic encourages excellence in publishing by providing a platform for the educational, social, and professional interaction of its members.

Editcetera is a nonprofit association of freelance publishing professionals, currently with about 100 members. Since 1971, it has been referring vetted editors, writers, and other publishing specialists to businesses, institutions, publishers, and independent authors. The organization also sponsors webinars, workshops, and customized training. 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. It has indexed resources from over 23 study guide providers, including SparkNotes, Cliff’s Notes, BookRags, Shmoop, Pink Monkey, WikiSummaries, and 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 educational organization serving the international graphic communications industries. Its mission is “to serve the graphic communications community as the leading resource for technical information and services through research and education.”

Independent Book Publishers Association
The Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) is a not-for-profit membership organization serving and leading the independent publishing community through advocacy, education, and tools for success. With over 4,100 members, IBPA is the largest publishing trade association in the U.S. Be sure to check out their Eight Types of Publishers and Business Models Guide

This association is a trade organization established in 1977 as the Rocky Mountain Book Publishers Association, 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. Associate members include printers, designers, binderies, and publishing-related freelancers.

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

ZenBusiness offers “Freelancing 101: Your Complete Guide to Starting Successful Freelance Work,” which is a beginner’s guide and all-around resource to starting and running a freelance business, with tips on building a portfolio, marketing yourself, registering your business, understanding taxes, finding work, getting paid, and much more.