• Fall 2014 Newsletter
EBMA Fall 2014 Newsletter | Annual Meeting Registration Launching Next Week
Fall 2014
A Newsletter to Keep EBMA Membership Informed.

About EBMA
The mission of the Educational Book and Media Association is to foster a unique community that brings together a wide range of wholesalers and publishers in order to address the ever changing book & media buying needs of the educational marketplace.

New EBMA Members

EBMA is pleased to announce that several member applications were received and approved at the September Board Meeting. We are pleased to welcome the following companies to EBMA:



Wholesaler Members 


  • DLB Books
  • Epic Creations
  • Trajectory


Publisher Members 


  • Highlights Press
  • No Starch Press
  • Little Pickle Press


If you have a wholesaler or publisher contact that you would like us to reach out to regarding membership in EBMA, please forward their information to Maureen Gelwicks at meeting@edupaperback.org.    

EBMA 2015 Annual Meeting - Registration Launching Soon
The 40th Annual Meeting of the Educational Book and Media Association will be held January 12-15, 2015 at The Roosevelt New Orleans Hotel, one block from the world-famous French Quarter in downtown New Orleans, LA.
Registration for the annual meeting will open next week, watch your inbox for complete meeting details including registration fees, how to register, meeting agenda and the deadline schedule.
If you have questions regarding the meeting, please email meeting@edupaperback.org or call 540-318-7770.
Highlights of the September 2014 EBMA Board Meeting
The EBMA Board of Directors met in September for their Fall Board Meeting in Chicago. Highlights and outcomes of the meeting included:
  • The EBMA Board approved 6 new members, 3 Wholesaler Members and 3 Publisher Members. Please see above for member details.  
  • The EBMA Board approved holding the cost of registration at the same level for the fourth year ($895). The board also instituted a late registration fee of $50 for those registrations that come in after December 10, 2014.
  • The EBMA Board also updated and clarified the membership qualifications on the website to make it clear that members may be in the business of distributing and publishing books and related media products can apply to join EBMA. A task force was also assigned to revamp the membership application forms.
  • The EBMA Board approved funding of the EBMA Annual Meeting mobile app to assist attendees with networking, access to materials, and seeing the schedule on their mobile devices. Please be on the lookout for more information about downloading and populating your profile on this app.
  • The EBMA Board also approved revisions and streamlining of the meeting profile forms. These forms will now be compiled through an online form with less information required. The profile books will still be published and distributed at the meeting but will have more room for taking notes.  This was a direct result of feedback from participants at the meeting over the past 3 years.

If you have questions about the work of the board or updates, please contact info@edupaperback.org.   

Connect with EBMA on LinkedIn
Last Fall, EBMA launched an official LinkedIn group page that is open only to current active members of the association. Join the group today to network and connect with other EBMA members! We ask that you please respect the privacy of group members, and do not advertise your organization, or service offerings through this group.

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