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!
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Upcoming Events and Programs
WORKSHOP: A PANEL DISCUSSION
PROMOTE WITH STYLE: HOW TO CREATE MATERIALS THAT ATTRACT READERS
Pi Luna, Kate Rollins, Daniel Quat, Susanne Kennedy, and Sandi Wright
Tuesday, October 10, 6-8 PM
Unitarian Universalist Church, Galisteo and Barcelona, Santa Fe
To register: email firstname.lastname@example.org. Leave your name and phone number. Fee $20 members, $25 nonmembers, pay at the door.
Successful marketing is the key to getting your book into the hands of readers. The New Mexico Book Association has drawn together a panel of experts from different areas of marketing to share their tips and tricks.
Pi Luna is an artist and graphic designer. She has a masters in fine art from Goddard College. She custom designs her books and promotional materials to give them a creative flair
Kate Rollins has been building professional websites since 2000. With a BA in Journalism/Mass Communication and an MA in Liberal Arts/Western Classics, she stands out with her ability to effectively communicate ideas and design concepts to clients, to quickly grasp their needs, and provide expert guidance. Her designs are creative, elegant, and perfectly functional. Her Social Media Marketing skills involve intuitive creativity, careful research, proper wit and steadfast timeliness.
Daniel Quat has been a photographer all his life and a professional photographer for over 40 years. He specializes in capturing the essence of the people, places and things he photographs.
Susanne Kennedy is a Referral Marketing Expert who has been helping business owners increase their business by referral since 2008. As an introvert, she has developed skills and techniques to get the job done while still honoring who she is. She understands how to be more strategic and effective in networking, and she enjoys teaching business owners how to save time, energy and money while increasing success.
Sandi Wright has taught art for over 30 years at the high school and college levels. She is a practicing art therapist and publishes educational materials and books for children
SOUTHWEST BOOK DESIGN AND PRODUCTION AWARDS 2017
WINNER, Trade Book Non-Illustrated
Banged-Up Heart: Dancing with Love and Loss, Terra Nova Books, Publisher, By Shirley Melis
FIRST FINALIST, Trade Book Non-Illustrated
The Girls in My Town , University of New Mexico Press, By Angela Morales
Winner, Trade Book Illustrated
Rio: A Photographic Journey down the Old Rio Grande, University of New Mexico Press, By Melissa Savage
FIRST FINALIST, Trade Book Illustrated
Garo Z. Antreasian: Reflections on Life and Art, University of New Mexico Press, By Garo Z. Antreasian
WINNER, Art and Photography
Abandoned in Place: Preserving America’s Space History , University of New Mexico Press, By Roland Miller
FIRST FINALIST, Art and Photography
Stories from the Camera: Reflections on the Photograph University of New Mexico Press, By Michele M. Penhall
WINNER, Scholarly and Technical
New Mexico Historical Encyclopedia, Rio Grande Books, Publisher, By Don Bullis
WINNER, Guidebooks, Travel and Recreation
North American Hummingbirds: An Identification Guide, University of New Mexico Press, By George C. West
FIRST FINALIST, Guidebooks, Travel and Recreation
Roadside New Mexico: A Guide to Historic Markers, University of New Mexico Press, By David Pike
Death & Passion, Be Bold Books, Publisher, By Reese Taylor, with Dale Ray Welsh
WINNER, Children and Young Adult
The Cooking with Kids Cookbook, University of New Mexico Press, By Lynn Walters and Jane Stacey
WINNER, Children and Young Adult
Lyle Got Stuck in a Tree, Rio Grande Books, Publisher, By Ross Van Dusen
FIRST FINALIST, Children and Young Adult
Amazing Paper Airplanes: The Craft and Science of Flight , University of New Mexico Press , By Kyong Hwa Lee
WINNER, Body, Mind and Spirit
Survivors: Celebrating Life Beyond Domestic Violence, O’Tahirah Films, LLC, Publisher, By Tahirah Ogletree
WINNER, Cover and Jacket Design
Oy, Caramba! An Anthology of Jewish Stories from Latin America , University of New Mexico Press, Ilan Staven, Editor
FIRST FINALIST, Cover and Jacket Design
The Fictions of Stephen Graham Jones: A Critical Companion, University of New Mexico Press, Billy J. Stratton, Editor
DIRECTOR JIM’S CHOICE
Santa Fe on Foot: Exploring the City Different, Ocean Tree Books, Publisher, By Elaine Pinkerton
The Articulate Advocate: Persuasive Skills for Lawyers in Trials, Appeals, Arbitrations, and Motions, Crown King Books, Publisher, By Brian Johnson and Marsha Hunter
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.