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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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 +
Workshop: How to promote your work at book shows and conferences
This will be a panel discussion with four NMBA Board members, held at St. Bede's Church, this Thursday, March 6, at 6 pm. $10 NMBA members, $15 non-members. See you there!Read More +
NMBA Calendar - March 2014Monday, March 3 - LIBRO, March-April issue Friday, March 7 - NMBA Board Meeting Friday, March 14 - NMBA Networking Luncheon, 11:30-1 at Tiny's Restaurant, Santa Fe. Members and friends welcome. Sat-Sun, March 15-16 - NMBA at Tucson Book Festival! Monday, March 17 - LAST DAY FOR EARLY… Read More +
Harris Award to be given at special luncheonREGISTER NOW!! Harris Award to be given at special luncheon Feb. 27! Presentation of the 2013 Richard Harris Award, postponed due to snow, has been rescheduled for Thursday, February 27, at 11:30 at Tomasita's Restaurant. The Richard Harris Award is presented annually to a book whose outstanding excellence in… Read More +
NMBA's Southwest Book Design Award Competition Opens!!Early Bird Deadline is March 15, 2014 NMBA cordially invites authors, designers and publishers to enter one or more titles in our Fourth Annual Southwest Book Design Award (SWBDA) competition! SWBDA is the only award of its kind in the Southwest, honoring beautifully designed books from Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah or West… Read More +