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.
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!
YOUR 2015 ELECTION BALLOT!Please vote for up to three candidates for the three positions now up for election to your New Mexico Book Association Board of Directors. People elected serve three year terms. > Ballots will be counted Wednesday, June 17 at our 2015 Gala Annual Members Meeting at Barbara Beasley Murphy’s Santa Fe… Read More +
Annual GalaJOIN US for the June 17 Gala SWBDA Awards & Board Elections MAP AND DIRECTIONS .doc The New Mexico Book Association invites all local book people (and their partners) to the annual Summer Gala. This event will feature a talk by Santa Fe’s inimitable Sally Blakemore and the presentation of the annual SWBDA Book… Read More +
New Libro Editor and Producer Needed!Art Brennan, who has been capably producing our Libro newsletter for the past three years, can no longer do so because of his other work commitments. We are all grateful to Art for his professional and timely assistance and for his attractive formatting of the newsletter. Libro is issued bimonthly. Most… Read More +
Gala and Annual Membership MeetingNMBA Wants You! BOARD of DIRECTORS ELECTION Wednesday, June 17, 2015 At our June Gala and Annual Membership Meeting, Wednesday, June 17, NMBA will be holding elections for our Board of Directors. Any member of NMBA, whatever their profession, is eligible to run for a position on the board. Here’s how it works: The board… Read More +
Workshop: Life of a BookLife of a Book Thursday, May 28, 5:30-7:00 PM Unitarian Universalist Church, Barcelona Road, Santa Fe Presentation by Joanna Hill and Marty Gerber The workshop will discuss all the steps that either a publisher takes or a self-publishing author must take between having a finished manuscript and having a book in the hands of a… Read More +