New Mexico Book Association (NMBA) is the only statewide nonprofit serving all book professionals. We are passionate book people who have come together through our common interests to preserve, protect, and promote the book in all its forms. Our members include book creators, writers, editors, publishers, illustrators, librarians, booksellers, book designers, typesetters, printers, literacy advocates, agents, reviewers, and avid readers.

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Founded in 1994, NMBA has been recognized as one of the country’s most active book associations. Our many services include professional development workshops, our Libro newsletter, monthly networking luncheons, New Mexico’s Book World (a resource guide to the NM book community), a monthly online events calendar, opportunities to show and sell books at major book festivals and trade shows, and more. Please explore this site to see all that we do!

To view our current  newsletter, Libro Book News, with our current activities, click the link here:



January/February Libro:

LIBRO V22N1 (1)





Upcoming Events and Programs

Setting Yourself up for Publishing Success!

With Director of IngramSpark, Ingram Content Group, Robin Cutler

Saturday, June 4, 2016 9:00 AM – noon

Where: Everyday Center for Spiritual Living

1519 Fifth St, Santa Fe, NM

Fee: $35 members, $45 nonmembers

Reserve a spot: admin@nmbook.org


Ok, you’ve written your book and it’s ready to go or your title has been out for a while and doesn’t seem to be moving like you think it should. Robin Cutler, Director of IngramSpark at Ingram Content Group will discuss things you need to know that can help get your book into bookstores and sell more copies online. This workshop will cover topics like improving your metadata, covers, creating multiple formats and introduce you to various distribution options that will maximize your book’s chances for success in the marketplace.



Winners of the 2016 Book Design and Production Contest will be announced at the June Annual Meeting, our Summer Gala, on June 17, 5-7 PM in Santa Fe.  Email admin@nmbook.org to make a reservation.


2015 SWBDA Award Winners

Here are the winning recipients of the 2015 Southwest Book Design and Production Awards, announced and presented on June 17, 2015 at the NMBA Gala and Membership Meeting.  Read More

Click on the Publications tab to view the 2014 Winners.

Upcoming Events