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!
NMBA Networking Luncheon Friday. September 11Mary Neighbour, who attended the last IBPA University, will present an excerpt from the two-hour session given by Penny Sansevieri, Social Media Expert...“How to Sell Books by the Truckload” utilizing Amazon. Mary will focus on what Penny shared about the ways to maximize your book’s presence on Amazon. The Luncheon begins at 11:30… Read More +
IBPA Publishing University Scholarship Opportunity, 2016 – Deadline to Apply: November 30th 2015!The Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) is the largest professional publishing association in the United States. Every year IBPA sponsors Publishing University, a two-day program focused on issues important to independent publishers and self-published authors. Next year’s program is April 8 and 9, 2016 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The deadline for submission… Read More +
Two Book Sales Opportunities in October!Two Book Sales Opportunities in October! Sales opportunities for NMBA members abound in October. NMBA will have a sales table at two book shows: The Southwest Festival of the Written Word in Silver City, NM, on October 2-4, and the New Mexico Library Association’s (NMLA) annual conference in Albuquerque on October… Read More +
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 +