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!
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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.