Industry Resources

Book publishing industry organizations based in the United States:

American Medical Publishers Association (AMPA)
308 East Lancaster Ave.
Suite 110
Wynnewood, PA 19096
(610) 642-2810
The mission of the American Medical Publishers Association is to advance heath science publishing and scientific communication worldwide. AMPA is a nonprofit association that serves the professional development needs of its members through advocacy, education, collaboration, and networking among individual and industry partners in this field. AMPA is the professional association of healthcare publishers and related industry executives.

Association of American Publishers, Inc. (AAP)
AAP New York Office
71 Fifth Ave.
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10003
(212) 255-0200
The Association of American Publishers, representing publishers of all sizes and types located throughout the United States, is the principal trade association of the book publishing industry.

Association of Educational Publishers (AEP)
510 Heron Drive, Suite 201
Logan Township, NJ 08085
(856) 241-7772
The Association of Educational Publishers envisions a thriving educational publishing industry that provides quality materials for every educator and student. It works to Promote supplemental materials in all media as essential learning resources and provide research, information and analysis to the industry.

Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies (NPES)
1899 Preston White Drive
Reston, VA 20191-4367
(703) 264-7200
The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies is a trade association of over 400 companies which manufacture and distribute equipment, systems, software and supplies used in printing, publishing and converting.

Bookbinders Guild of New York
The Bookbinders Guild of New York is a not-for-profit organization composed of professionals throughout the book publishing industry. The Guild hosts: monthly dinner meetings on current topics in book-related matters, the New York Book Show, the Barge Bash, charitable events to promote literacy, sponsored educational trips and seminars and the Holiday Party .

Bookbuilders West
Bookbuilders West, a nonprofit association founded in San Francisco in 1969, is an educational and professional resource for publishing professionals. Dinner and social events and educational seminars provide a forum for publishers and suppliers to share experiences.

Bookbuilders of Boston
44 Highland Circle
Halifax, MA 02338
(781) 293-8600
Bookbuilders of Boston is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing together people involved in book publishing and manufacturing throughout New England.

Book Industry Study Group (BISG)
19 West 21st St., Suite 905
New York, NY 10010
(646) 336-7141
(646) 336-6214
For 25 years the Book Industry Study Group (BISG) has been a key resource for publishing professionals in every facet of the book industry. BISG has led the way in setting industry standards and conducting vital industry research on behalf of publishers, booksellers, libraries and vendors.

Book Business
North American Publishing Company
1500 Spring Garden St., Ste. 1200
Philadelphia, PA 19130
(215) 238-5300
One of the most relied upon sources of book publishing industry information, Book Business magazine has been activly reporting on the business since 1997. The magazine provides how-to information to help publishing executives do their jobs better, faster and more profitably. It features interviews with leading executives, case studies of successful publishing companies, news and trends, coverage of events, technology, in the areas of manufacturing/production, marketing, distribution and business management.

Chicago Book Clinic (CBC)
5443 N. Broadway, Suite 101
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 561-4150
The Chicago Book Clinic encourages excellence in publishing by providing a platform for educational, social and professional interaction of our members. Our members are professionals in book and media publishing, printing, editorial, design, and all business aspects of the industry.

Childrens Book Council (CBC)
12 West 37th St., 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10018-7480
(212) 966-1990
The Childrens Book Council is a nonprofit trade association whose membership consists of U.S. publishers and packagers of trade books for children and young adults, and producers of related literacy materials.

Colorado Independent Publishers Association (CIPA)
PO Box 101975
Denver, CO 80250-1975
(303) 365-2472
A group of Independent self-publishers who want to encourage cooperative efforts and the free exchange of information, experience and expertise to help members survive and prosper. CIPAs efforts help members market books through cooperative ventures, education and networking.

Electronic Literature Organization (ELO)
c/o UCLA Department of English
2225 Rolfe Hall, Box 951530
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1530
(310) 206-1863
Electronic Literature Organization programs support new forms of literature that utilize the capabilities emerging technologies to advance the state of the art for the benefit of present and future generations of readers. Since its formation, the Electronic Literature Organization has taken great strides in creating programs designed to assist writers and publishers in bringing their literary works to a wider, global readership and also to provide them with the infrastructure necessary to reach one another.

Flexographic Technical Association (FTA)
900 Marconi Ave.
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779-7212
(631) 737-6020
The Flexographic Technical Association is the leading technical society dedicated solely to the flexographic printing industry since 1958. Promoting, developing and maintaining the advancement of flexography is the prime directive with an emphasis on developing and maintaining standards of quality.

General Requirements for Applications in Commerical Offset Lithography (GRACoL)
A set of guidelines for quality color sheetfed printing. It helps print buyers, designers and specifiers work more efficiently with printers, and helps avoid costly misunderstandings and reduce waste.

Ghent PDF Workgroup (GWG)
The Ghent PDF Workgroup is an international assembly of industry associations whose goal is to establish and disseminate process specifications for best practices in graphic arts workflows.

Graphic Arts Information Network (GAIN)
200 Deer Run Rd.
Sewickley, PA 15143
(412) 741-6860
The Printing Industries of America (PIA)/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (GATF) along with its affiliates, delivers products and services that enhance the growth, efficiency and profitability of its members and the industry through advocacy, education, research and technical information.

Graphic Arts Marketing Information Service (GAMIS)
See Print Industries Market Information and Research Organization (PRIMIR).

Gravure Association of America
1200 A Scottsville Road
Rochester, NY 14624

(585) 436-2150
Gravure is an advanced printing process that uses a unique image carrier, a gapless cylinder that can be imaged directly from the digital data. Gravure was the first printing process to employ a totally digital environment. The Gravure Association of America, Inc. promotes the use of the gravure printing process for publication printing, package printing and product printing. The resources of the associations are dedicated to the collection and dissemination of state-of-the-art, as well as historic, information pertaining to gravure technology, marketing, environmental issues, government regulations, education, and training.

Green Press Initiative
1902 Linwood Ave., Suite 1
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
(734) 995-5785
The mission of the Green Press Initiative is to work with publishers, industry stakeholders and authors to create paper-use transformations that will conserve natural resources and preserve endangered forests.

International Association of Printing House Craftsmen (IAPHC)
IAPHC Headquarters
7042 Brooklyn Blvd.
Minneapolis, MN 55429 USA
(800) 466-4274
The International Association of Printing House Craftsmen is an international organization dedicated to individuals in the printing and graphic arts industry for the purpose of their self development, their companies success, and the enhancement of the printing and graphic arts industry in society.

International Digital Enterprise (IDEAlliance)
100 Daingerfield Road, Fourth Flr.
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 837-1070
IDEAlliance is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to advancing user-driven, cross-industry technology solutions for all publishing and content-driven enterprises. IDEAlliance develops standards, identifies best practices and fosters business alliances to advance technology solutions.

National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM)
581 Main St. (5th Floor)
Woodbridge, NJ 07095.
(732) 855-1525
The National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers is a trade association whose purpose is to provide information and assistance to its members to better manage their businesses and to represent the printing ink industry in the United States.

National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL)
75 West Century Road
Paramus, NJ 07652-1408
(201) 634-9600
The National Association for Printing Leadership is dedicated to providing educational services and solutions that enable its graphics communications community members to grow their business and profit from change.

Print Industries Market Information and Research Organization (PRIMIR)
1899 Preston White Drive
Reston, VA 20191-436
(703) 264-7200 x287
PRIMIR is the Print Industries Market Information and Research Organization, created by the recent merger of the Graphic Arts Marketing Information Service (GAMIS) and the NPES Market Research Committee. PRIMIR will commission and sell original market research on topics of vital importance, as well as continuing to sell studies done by GAMIS and the NPES Market Research Program.

Printing Impressions
North American Publishing Company
401 North Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19108
Printing Impressions magazine is one of the most relied upon sources for information about the printing industry and gives information on companies, technology, and profiles on leaders in the business.

Printing Industries of America (PIA)/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (GATF) Headquarters
200 Deer Run Rd.
Sewickley, PA 15143
(412) 741-6860
The Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation along with its affiliates, delivers products and services that enhance the growth, efficiency and profitability of its members and the industry through advocacy, education, research and technical information.

Publishing Executive
North American Publishing Company
1500 Spring Garden St., Ste. 1200
Philadelphia, PA 19130
(215) 238-5300
Publishing Executive magazine is the authority on the latest in best practices, news and technology in the publishing industry, from issues affecting business management to manufacturing and production.

Publishers Marketing Association (PMA)
627 Aviation Way
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 372-2732
The Publishers Marketing Association is a trade association of independent publishers. Its mission is to advance the professional interests of independent publishers. To this end, PMA provides cooperative marketing programs, education and advocacy within the publishing industry.

Small Publishers Association of North America (SPAN)
P.O. Box 1306
Buena Vista, CO 81211
(719) 395-4790
The Small Publishers Association of North America emerged out of a need for energized, decisive leadership. We are committed to being a creative and dynamic source for revenue-generating information and money-saving tips.

Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA)
10015 Main St.
Fairfax, VA USA 22031-3489
(703) 385-1335
SGIA is the only international association for specialty imaging. Our members are the printers, imagers and suppliers that serve this industry segment. Our goal is to provide this new generation of imaging professionals with the tools and information they need to make the best possible business decisions.

Society of National Association Publications (SNAP)
8405 Greensboro Drive, #800
McLean, VA 22102
(703) 506-3285
SNAP is a nonprofit society serving the needs of association publishers and communications professionals. Guided by a volunteer board of directors, SNAP provides a forum for idea information and exchange.

Society for Service Professionals in Printing (SSPP)
433 E. Monroe Ave.
Alexandria, VA 22301-1693
(877) 777-7398
(703) 684-0044
The Society for Service Professionals in Printing provides information about both printing and customer service to its members through three monthly newsletters and special interest bulletins.

Waterless Printing Association (WPA)
P.O. Box 1252
Woodstock, IL 60098
(800) 850-0660
The Waterless Printing Association exists exclusively to serve the needs of its members and sponsors as they engage in the expanding technology of waterless printing, whether conventionally, computer-to-waterless-plate or direct-to-waterless-press. It is committed to providing the technical information and marketing support vital to its membership, and to educating the print buying community in order to propel demand for the waterless process.

Worldwide Printing Thermographers Association (WPTA)
1156 15th St. N.W., Suite 900
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 393-2818
The Worldwide Printing Thermographers Association exists to promote the use of thermography as well as to improve the quality of the process.

International print/publishing organizations:

Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP)
161 Eglinton Ave. E., Suite 702
Toronto, Ontario M4P 1J5
(416) 487-6116
The Association of Canadian Publishers represents approximately 140 Canadian-owned and controlled book publishers from across the country. The membership is diverse and includes publishers from a variety of genres.

Australian Publishers Association (APA)
60/89 Jones St.
Ultimo NSW 2007
+61 2 9281 9788
The Australian Publishers Association is the primary industry body for Australian book, journal and electronic publishers. Established in 1948, the association is an advocate for all Australian publishers: large or small; commercial or nonprofit; academic or popular; locally or overseas-owned.

Canadian Printing Industries Association (CPIA)
75 Albert St. Suite 906
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5E7
(613) 236-7208
The Canadian Printing Industries Association is the national voice of the pre-press, press and allied printing industries in Canada.

Independent Print Industries Association (IPIA)
The Independent Print Industries Association is a nonprofit trade association founded in 1990 by a group of leading distributors and manufacturers within the Independent Sector of the UK Printing Industry. Their main aim through a wide-ranging program of Association-led development is to improve the quality and performance of the business operations and services offered by members to their end-users/customers.

International Publishers Association (IPA)
Editorial Heliasta S.R.L
Viamonte 1730, Buenos Aires
+ 5411 4371 6402
IPA was founded in 1896 and represents the publishing industry worldwide through 78 national, regional and specialized publishers associations in 66 countries. IPA is an accredited Non-Governmental Organization enjoying a consultative status to the United Nations. The office of the Secretariat is in Geneva, Switzerland.

Print Net
National Office
25 South Parade
Auburn NSW 2144
(02) 8789-7300
The Printing Industries Association of Australia (Printing Industries) is the advocate and support organization for businesses in the Print, Packaging and Visual Communication industry in Australia. The Association is an independent, member-based organization, representing large, medium and small businesses.

Publishers Association
29B Montague St.
London WC1B 5BW
(020) 7691 9191
The Publishers Association is the leading trade organization serving book, journal and electronic publishers in the UK. It brings publishers together to discuss the main issues facing the industry and to define the practical policies that will take the industry forward. The aim of The Publishers Association is to serve and promote by all lawful means the interest of book journal and electronic publishers and to protect those interests.