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Book Publishing Associations

Here is a list of various associations and groups for book publishers, self-publishers, and related book publishing services.

Please note that this is a work in progress. If you'd like to nominate a group, email John Kremer. I know that I have missed some associations I truly would like to add to this list. - John Kremer, author of 1001 Ways to Market Your Books

Periodical & Book Association of America, Lisa Scott, Executive Director; 212-563-6502; Fax: 212-563-4098. Email:

Prairie Publishers Group (CBIC), John Weier, Director, Literary Arts Resource Centre, 100 Arthur Street #205, Winnipeg R3B 1B3 MB Canada; 204-943-3767. Still active?

Publishers and Writers of Orange County, Karla Olson, President; 760-840-9552. Email:

Publishers & Writers of San Diego, Karla Olson, President; 760-840-9552. Email: Formerly the San Diego Publishers Alliance.

Publishers Association of Los Angeles, Gary Young, President, 11870 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles CA 90025; 818-222-5554. Email:

Publishers Association of the West, Kent Watson, 1940 Mapleleaf Road, Lake Oswego OR 97034; 503-635-0056; Fax: 602-234-3062. Email:

Publishing Triangle, 332 Bleecker Street #D36, New York NY 10014. Gay/lesbian publishers group.

Red Hen Association of Self-Published Authors, Bill Ruesch, founder, P O Box 521418, Salt Lake City UT 84152-1418; 801-474-1270. Email: New support group for authors. Not sure they have any members.

Saint Louis Publishers Association, P O Box 410482, Creve Coeur MO 63141; 314-205-2679. Email: SLPA offers support and education to empower authors and self-publishers to create, market and sell their books.

Saskatchewan Publishers Group, 2405 11th Avenue, Regina SK Canada S4P 0K4; 306-780-9808; Fax: 306-780-9810. Email:

Scottish Publishers Association, 25A SW Thistle Street Lane, Edinburgh EH2 1EW Scotland; 031-225-5795; Fax: 031-220-0377.

Small Press Group of Britain, John Nicholson, Editor, Small Press Monthly, 11 Ashburnham Road, Bedford MK40 1DX England; 0234-211606.

Small Publishers Association of North America SPAN, 1618 W. Colorado Avenue, Colorado Springs CO 80904; 719-475-1726; Fax: 719-471-2182. Email: or

Small Publishers, Artists and Writers Network - SPAWN, Patricia Fry, Executive Director, 323 E Matilija Street #110, PMB 123, Ojai CA 93023; 818-886-4281; Fax: 818-886-3320. Email:

Society for Scholarly Publishing, 10200 West 44th Avenue #304, Wheat Ridge CO 80033; 303-422-3914; Fax: 303-422-8894. Email:

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