EBMA Fall 2016 Newsletter - Meeting Details!
Fall 2016
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.

Letter from the President
Plans for the 2017 EBMA Annual Meeting, February 6-9, are underway and registration is open. Reaching the Reader in a Changing Marketplace, the conference theme, sets the stage for informative and progressive discussions about materials, budgets, and the evolution of the institutional market.

Co-chairs Joyce Skokut, of Ingram Content Group, and Cletus Durkin, of Penguin Random House, have collaborated and organized the program, bringing in key speakers and authors to support this exciting theme. The conference content will be vibrant and compelling. Paired with a historic, waterside hotel in the charming, tropical town of St. Petersburg, this is a conference to get excited about.

Don't hesitate to register, click here. When considering your travel plans please note that the reduced conference hotel rate can be extended allowing you time to explore some of the best beaches in the U.S, golf, and the resort. I encourage everyone to stay, at least through your last 1-on-1 session, and enjoy!

Wishing you happy and safe holidays. I look forward to seeing you in February!

Jill Faherty
President, EBMA
Director of Children's and Teen Services, Baker & Taylor

EBMA 2017 Annual Meeting - Registration Launched! 

EBMA is headed to St. Petersburg, Florida for the 2017 Annual Meeting. The 42nd Annual Meeting will be held February 6-9 (Monday - Thursday) at The Vinoy® Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club. The pink landmark resort and spa is located across the street from the harbor, and less than 1 mile from the St. Petersburg Pier and The Dali Museum. Registration is now open, click here to register. 

The theme of this year's meeting is Reaching the Reader in a Changing Marketplace. The meeting co-chairs, Joyce Skokut of Ingram Content Group and Cletus Durkin of Penguin Random House Children's Books, are eager to explore with attendees how public school and public libraries can most effectively partner together so each side can meet their ultimate goals and provide materials to support school aged learners.

Members: Registration is now open! Please note, the registration, hotel and profile form deadline is Tuesday, December 20th. Click here to download complete meeting details. 

Exhibitors: For the second year, EBMA is offering exhibitor opportunities to companies that supports our members (wholesalers or publishers) in the educational and library marketplace. Click here for more details.

If you have questions regarding the meeting, please email meeting@edupaperback.org or call 540-318-7770.
Checkout The Newly Redesigned EBMA Website!  

EBMA is pleased to announce that in October it launched a  newly designed website. The main objectives in designing a new website were to create a cleaner look & feel, while updating to an industry standard theme; allow members to more easily navigate the site; and create a mobile friendly responsive site. EBMA continues to enhance the website by adding valuable content and resources for members. 

Company Administrators: To ensure we have the most accurate information about your company please review your company's details, including contacts/employees, description, logo and contact information. Wholesalers, please click here to find your organization, publishers, click here. To update information within your company's profile, please complete this form

Special thanks to the website committee for their hard work with the redesign: Pat Nelson, Nancy Stetzinger and Jill Faherty. 

Membership News & Updates
EBMA is pleased to announce that several me
mber applications were received and approved at the September 2016 Board Meeting. We are pleased to welcome the following members to EBMA:

Publisher Members

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. As a reminder, the membership application deadline is November 28th for approval prior to the annual meeting.

EBMA is always looking for ways to keep our community informed about the professional activities and personal events of its members. Please email meeting@edupaperback.org if there have been changes within your company, such as new employees, or if you have press releases that you would like to share with the EBMA membership. EBMA wants to connect at the personal level too, so if you have any notable anniversaries, birth or marriage announcements or other fun events, please let us know those too!

Stay connected to your EBMA connections throughout the year. Join the EBMA LinkedIn group where you can share news, keep yourself informed, and keep in touch. Whether you want to share information with the group or just monitor posts, you're invited to join today.

Highlights of the September 2016 EBMA Board Meeting
The EBMA Board of Directors met in late-September for their fall board meeting in St. Petersburg, FL. Highlights and outcomes of the meeting included:
  • The EBMA Board approved 5 new publisher members, please see above for member details. 
  • Reviewed the website design changes and how to further enhance content for member resources. 
  • Discussed how to prospect wholesaler company's for membership
  • Discussed adding webinars as a member benefit. The webinar committee provided and the board agreed to a webinar proposal that will be launched in early 2017. 
  • Discussed the 2017 meeting program, offsite locations for the casual evening, approved the 2016 Ludington Award recipient and a Jean Srnecz Award recipient. 
If you have questions about the work of the board or updates, please contact info@edupaperback.org.   
Industry Events Calendar

  • NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English) | 17 Nov 2016 * Atlanta, GA
  • ALA Midwinter (American Library Association) | 20 Jan 2017 * Atlanta, GA 
  • 2017 EBMA Annual Meeting | 06 Feb 2017 * The Vinoy Renaissance | St. Pete, FL
  • South by Southwest 2017 Conference & Festivals | 10 Mar 2017 * Austin, TX
  • NSTA 2017 National Conference (National Science Teacher Association) | 
  • 30 Mar 2017 * Los Angeles, CA
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