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.
NMBA WINTER FIESTA PACKED THE HOUSE!
NMBA MEMBERS AND FRIENDS filled the house at Bourbon Grill for January’s Winter Fiesta. Paula Lozar led the ceremonies, highlighted by presentation of our Richard Harris Award to Enchantment and Exploitation, an exceptional and enduring book in every regard. Accepting the Award were the University of New Mexico Press Director John W. Byram and the book’s celebrated author William deBuys. Through our Harris Fund and the generosity of UNM Press we select deserving libraries to receive copies of the book at no cost.
Susan Waterman was also honored with a Special Recognition for her continuing diligent service for all NMBA members. David Froebel received a Certificate of Appreciation for his hands-on work with our programs and services.
Special thanks to our Co-Sponsors Collected Works and Casa de Snapdragon, and co-hosts International Women’s Writing Guild (IWWG), New Mexico Book Coop, Society of the Muse of the Southwest (SOMOS), and all who make it great when book people come together!
NMBA - SINCE 1994
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!
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Upcoming Events and Programs
LEARN A LOT WITH PI LUNA IN MARCH, AND JOE BADAL IN APRIL!
BOOK BUSINESS AND CHARACTER WRITING
TWO EXCEPTIONAL PRESENTERS will be treating NMBA members and friends to the best at special Workshop Programs in March and April. Pi Luna and Joe Badal bring exceptional backgrounds and teaching qualities you’ll appreciate.
Pi Luna will conduct “Writing for Profit,” a business workshop for authors, on Thursday, March 23. Indeed she knows her business! Meet with her at Fellowship Hall, Unitarian Universalist Church, 107 W. Barcelona Road, Santa Fe, from 6 to 8:00pm. NMBA members pay only $25 (non-members $30). We will have a small break for drinks and snack. Best to give Susie a reservation now: email@example.com
Joe Badal is all set for his NMBA Program on fiction character building on Thursday, April 20, also from 6 to 8:30 pm. He will explore how to keep a book series character fresh, exciting yet believable and growing. Joe will bring his video equipment. His program is also at the welcoming Unitarian-Universalist location in Santa Fe.
New Mexico Book Association is pleased to announce the opening for submissions for the SWBDA 2017 AWARDS
The Southwest Book Design and Production Awards are open to publishers, book designers, and authors in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah, and West Texas!
The closing date for early-bird entries is March 31, 2017 and the final closing date is April 29, 2017.
This is the eighth year that these coveted recognitions will reward excellence and creativity in book design and production for outstanding books produced during the last year. Judges are experienced book professionals and vetted volunteers for the purpose of judging these submissions. Winners will be announced at the SWBDA Awards Gala in late June, 2017 (date TBA), and winners and finalists will be notified well in advance. Categories follow:
TRADE BOOK NON-ILLUSTRATED
TRADE BOOK ILLUSTRATED
ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY
SCHOLARLY AND TECHNICAL
GUIDES, AND TRAVEL AND RECREATION BOOKS
CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULT
BODY, MIND, SPIRIT
COVER AND JACKET DESIGN
Click on the links below for the SWBDA brochure and the easy-to-print entry form.
2016 Southwest Book Design and Production Awards
New Mexico Book Association is pleased to announce the list of winners and finalists for the 2016 Southwest Book Design and Production Awards.
Santa Fe, July, 2016: The Southwest Book Design and Production Awards were open to publishers from Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, West Texas, Oklahoma, and Utah. This is the seventh year that these coveted recognitions reward excellence and creativity in book design and production. They have been awarded to the publishers/designers/ creators of a number of outstanding books produced during the last year. Judges are experienced book professionals and vetted volunteers.
2016 and 2015 SWBDA Award Winners
Here are the winning recipients of the 2016 and 2015 Southwest Book Design and Production Awards: Read More
Click on the Publications tab to view the 2014 Winners.