The association holds an annual meeting that is educational in nature with sessions intended for both wholesalers and publishers 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 eight-minute discussions. Presentations from industry professionals, educators and authors 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 43rd Annual Meeting of the Educational Book and Media Association will be held on January 8-11, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa in Palm Springs, CA. For questions, please contact Maureen Gelwicks, meeting@edupaperback.org. 


Registration has launched! The Program Co-Chairs, Diane Mangan of Baker and Taylor and Megan Bencivenni Quinn of Charlesbridge Publishing are eager to take attendees, Back to Basics: Going back to school on the current state of funding, resources, and the needs of content users in schools and libraries. 2018's program will update attendees on trends in education and education standards and give perspective on how the new administration and budgets are projected to affect schools and libraries in the next 12 to 24 months. It will also address the "new normal" of staff shortages, political agendas and shifting curriculum and funding sources shaping purchases for classroom, and how publishers and wholesalers can work together to connect end users (and content consumers) with quality new resources.

 After continued success over the last two years, EBMA will continue to offer exhibitor opportunities to companies that supports our members (wholesalers or publishers) in the educational and library marketplace. Click here for more details or click the 'register' button to register as an exhibitor.

Details: Please click the images below for meeting details or download the complete meeting packet. The early registration deadline and the deadline to book a hotel room is Friday, November 17th

Profile Forms: The 2018 Profile Forms are offered as an online form, click the links below to access the form that applies to you. Profile Forms are due November 17, 2017. Please note, you must fill out a profile form even if you have filled one out in a previous year.

Wholesaler Profile Online Form | Publisher Profile Online Form


The Educational Book and Media Association has been meeting for over 40 years to support wholesalers and publishers who supply books and materials to schools and libraries. Our meetings have led us all over the United States and have brought many renowned authors, educators and industry leaders to speak at our meetings.

EBMA meetings have encouraged and fostered an unusual spirit among its members--new friends and old have learned from each other, shared and improved their knowledge of the market, and gotten to know each other better.

For schedule and presenter details from past meetings click the links below: 

Educational Book & Media Association is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization.

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Ph. 540-318-7770


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