Download the appropriate membership-type packet for your company. Please note: EBMA is suspending acceptance of publisher member applications until the next membership year. You may submit an application, it will not be considered for acceptance until after July 1, 2018.


Networking – EBMA members may develop and maintain business and personal relationships with other professionals in their industry.  The primary EBMA facilitates this networking is through the one-on-one sessions and events at the annual meeting, allowing distributors and publishers to interact and conduct business

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.


EBMA has two categories of membership:

Wholesaler Members - Distribution companies of books and media related products that are sold to educational institutions are considered Wholesalers.

Publisher Members - Publishers of books and media products designed for the school and library markets qualify for membership.

Dues are $500 for Wholesaler Members and $825 for Publisher Members per year. The annual membership period is July 1- June 30.  New Wholesaler Members will have their first year dues waived.

Applicants for membership in either category must have been in the business of distributing/publishing books or media related products for at least one year prior to submitting an application for membership.

In addition, all Publisher Member applicants must:

  • Publish new books and/or media products annually and maintain an active list of books and/or media products.
  • Must make their books and/or media products available to all Educational Book & Media Association Wholesaler members.

After reviewing supporting data from the applicant and considering any data provided by board members, the EBMA Board of Directors determines if a member applicant meets membership requirements.


If you wish to apply, please return your application (see above) by email.

In order to be considered for membership, prospective members must submit their applications no later than 10 weeks prior to the start of the annual meeting. The deadline for the 2019 Annual Meeting is October 29, 2018. 

Timeline for approval:

  • Applications must be received by October 29, 2018 in order to be considered by the November 2018 board meeting
  • Immediately following the approval, EBMA will notify prospective members of their status, and send them a welcome packet, which includes:
    • Welcome letter from the Executive Director
    • Invoice for membership (if Publisher)
    • Annual Meeting Packet
    • Information to access and update online profile

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

P.O. Box 3363, Warrenton, VA 20188
Ph. 540-318-7770

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