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home of the Educational

Book and Media Association


EBMA is an association of distributors and publishers who supply paperback books, pre-bound books and other materials to schools and libraries. Founded in 1975 by Jerry Ludington of Detroit based Ludington News Company, EBMA became known as an innovative voice in the paperback book market, representing both U.S. and Canadian distributors and publishers.



CONGRATULATIONS: to David Wiesner, the 36th (2014) Annual Recipient of the Ludington Award.


REGISTRATION NOW OPEN: The 2015 Annual Meeting will be held January 12-15 at the Roosevelt New Orleans Hotel, one block from the world-famous French Quarter in downtown New Orleans, LA. Click here for complete meeting details and to register.







EBMA holds an annual meeting that is educational in nature with sessions intended for both wholesaler and publisher members. The most important parts of the annual meeting are our “One-on-One Sessions,” designed to facilitate business discussions between wholesalers and publisher members. During the three days of these meetings, each wholesaler in attendance will meet with each publisher (and vice versa) for private 8-minute discussions. The presentations inform members on new trends in our market. Social events are planned to bring wholesalers and publishers together in informal settings.


Each year the annual meeting is held in a location that allows for a relaxed atmosphere and promotes networking and learning. The 2015 Annual Meeting will be January 12-15 at The Roosevelt New Orleans Hotel, New Orleans, LA. Click here for complete meeting details and registration.





Education – The EBMA is dedicated to bringing talented and informative presenters to the annual meeting.

– Through the online directory and the annual conference EBMA members may develop and maintain business and personal relationships with other professionals in their industry.

Industry Knowledge
– The EBMA is committed to keeping its members updated on the latest industry trends including school and library funding and technology standards.  EBMA’s involvement in the Book Industry Study Group (BISG) helps keep members appraised of many of the technical standards.


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