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!
Enter This Year's Design Contest
It's time to begin submitting your entries for the upcoming Southwest Book Design & Production Awards for Excellence. Please click here to view (and print or download) the Award brochure where you will find details of the competition and an entry form.
Last Year's Book Design Winners
The New Mexico Book Association recently announced the winners of last year's Southwest Book Design & Production Awards for Excellence. These awards recognize creativity and quality in book design and distinction in production. The awards help raise the bar and set standards of book excellence throughout the Southwest.
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Free APSS Webinar April 10!Anatomy of a Book Cover Speaker: Michele DeFilippo, 1106 Design Thursday, April 10 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Mountain Time All marketing roads eventually lead to your book cover, and you have just seconds to capture and hold the buyer's attention. In this webinar, Michele DeFilippo (1106 Design) will discuss: (1)… Read More +
NMBA Calendar - April 2014Friday, April 11, 11:30-1:15 NMBA Networking Luncheon, Tiny's Restaurant, Pen Street, Santa Fe Friday, April 11, 1:30-4, NMBA board meeting. Conference Room, 1600 Lena Street, Santa Fe Friday, April 19: DEADLINE for Southwest Book Design Award. Directions and entry forms may be found here. REMINDER TO TUCSON FESTIVAL… Read More +
It's not too late to enter SWBDAEnter your beautiful book in NMBA's book design contest and enjoy the rewards of success! The Southwest Book Design Award, now in its fourth year, celebrates and honors effective book design in new books from the Southwest. SWBDA isthe only award of its kind in the Southwest, honoring beautifully… Read More +
Last minute call - SWBDA Early Bird Deadline extended to March 20!Save $10 on your first entry The Southwest Book Design Award, now in its fourth year, celebrates and honors effective book design in new books from the Southwest. Enter your titles now to receive a $10 discount! SWBDA isthe only award of its kind in the Southwest, honoring beautifully designed books from… Read More +
Catch the Early Bird Deadline March 15!Save $10 on your first entry Book design matters! The cover attracts the reader to find out what's inside. The print, the layout of the pages, the feel of the paper, all its design features invite readers to participate in an experience of imagination and adventure. The New Mexico Book Association invites you… Read More +