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 - 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!
To view our current (September/October) newsletter, Libro Book News, with our current activities, click the link here: LIBRO_V21N5.pdf
WHAT'S HAPPENING: Homegrown Authors!
Book sales at Santa Fe Farmers Market is an opportunity for NMBA members to sell their books to locals and to tourists at Tuesday market.
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. This is the sixth year that these coveted recognitions have been awarded to the publishers and creators of a few outstanding books produced during the past several months. NMBA is a not-for-profit organization and is pleased to offer this award program for New Mexico’s authors and publishers as well as to those in surrounding states. SWBDA Coordinator James Mafchir and NMBA President Paula Lozar made the presentations. Read More
Upcoming Events and Programs
Publishing and Demystifying the Role of Agents with Elizabeth Trupin-Pulli
DATE: Thursday, October 15th 2015
TIME: 6:30-8:00 pm
PLACE: Fellowship Hall, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Santa Fe, 107 West Barcelona Rd., Santa Fe (corner of Barcelona & Galisteo)
COST: $15 NMBA members, $20 non-members. Seating is limited
RESERVATIONS: email firstname.lastname@example.org
Elizabeth Trupin-Pulli, co-director of JET Literary Associates, Inc., will discuss the business of publishing and demystify the role of agents, followed by a Q/A. Her presentation will make it clear to writers what the industry's huge consolidation means for them and their books
"It’s very challenging right now to place new writers with the major commercial houses because of the heavy emphasis on platform and crunching the numbers to show a favorable sell-through, even though the projected sell-through numbers are pie-in-the-sky until the book hits the shelves! The pressure on each and every editor is to find the next big bestseller. My message to new or not-so-new authors should educate and assist them in understanding the current world of publishing and what their options are." –Elizabeth Trupin-Pulli
Upcoming NMBA Professional Development Workshops: Details Coming Soon All workshops will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation (Church) of Santa Fe, 107 West Barcelona, 6:30 to 8PM. $15 NMBA members, $20 Non-members, pay at the door. October 15: Elizabeth Trupin-Pulli, Jet Literary, will give an agent’s view of what is going on in
Two Book Sales Opportunities in October! Sales opportunities for NMBA members abound in October. NMBA will have a sales table at two book shows: The Southwest Festival of the Written Word in Silver City, NM, on October 2-4, and the New Mexico Library Association’s (NMLA) annual conference in Albuquerque on October 21-23. Your book will
IBPA Publishing University Scholarship Opportunity, 2016 – Deadline to Apply: November 30th 2015! The Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) is the largest professional publishing association in the United States. Every year IBPA sponsors Publishing University, a two-day program focused on issues important to independent publishers and self-published authors. Next year’s program is April 8 and 9, 2016 in Salt