Associations for the Self-Published.
Publishers Marketing Association (PMA PMA (papillary-marginal-attached),
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This association was founded in 1983 to serve book, audio and video publishers in the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. and around the world. It is a trade association for independent publishers. PMA offers membership support and a monthly newsletter. They offer a resource directory of vendors and distributors throughout the country.
One of the best benefits to this organization is that self-and independent publishers can participate in marketing programs for a fraction of the cost that these programs would cost if they tried to do them alone. Publishers can participate in trade show exhibits, direct mail programs, newspaper review mailings, book expos--just to name a few of the benefits. For further information: Publishers Marketing Association, 627 Aviation Way, Manhattan Beach Manhattan Beach, city (1990 pop. 32,063), Los Angeles co., S Calif., on Santa Monica Bay; inc. 1912. It is a residential and beach community with an oil refinery and nearby factories that produce transportation and electrical equipment, computers, and pottery. , CA 90266. Phone: (310) 372-2732; www.pma.com
Small Publishers Association of North America North America, third largest continent (1990 est. pop. 365,000,000), c.9,400,000 sq mi (24,346,000 sq km), the northern of the two continents of the Western Hemisphere. (SPAN)
The mission statement for SPAN is "to advance the image and profits of independent publishers through education and marketing opportunities." This organization is for self-published authors who are seeking to more effectively promote and sell their books. SPAN offers access to publishing professionals who can offer guidance with ideas. Membership benefits include: a monthly newsletter, credit card merchant status, discounts on freight rates Noun 1. freight rate - the charge for transporting something by common carrier; "we pay the freight"; "the freight rate is usually cheaper"
freightage, freight and more. For more information: SPAN, P.O. Box 1306-W, Buena Vista, CO 81211-1306
National Association of Independent Publishers (NAIP NAIP National Agricultural Imagery Program
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The National Association of Independent Publishers, established in 1985, serves as a clearinghouse clearinghouse
Institution established by firms engaged in similar activities to enable them to offset transactions with one another in order to limit payment settlements to net balances. of information and resources for small/independent and self-publishers. The major benefit of this association is the consultation privileges that are given to its members. NAIP also administers yearly book awards (Fallot Literary Awards). These awards are given for fiction and poetry and are offered in the areas of content and design. For information: NAIP, P.O. Box 430, Highland City, FL 33846-0430. Phone: (813) 648-4420