Book Industry Organizatons

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Here is the collection of book industry organizations links.

American Association of School Librarians
The American Association of School Librarians is interested in the general improvement and extension of library media services for children and young people. Site provides information and links.

Association of Authors' Representatives, Inc. (AAR)
The Association of Authors' Representatives, Inc. (AAR) is a not-for-profit organization of independent literary and dramatic agents.

Association of Booksellers for Children
The Association of Booksellers for Children is a national membership association which offers a suppport network for professional children's booksellers who share the goal of encouraging quality ans service within the children's book industry.

Audio Publishers Association (APA)
The Audio Publishers Association (APA) is a not-for-profit trade association whose primary goals are to promote awareness of the audiobook industry and represent audio book publishers.

Book Industry Study Group
The Book Industry Study Group, a membership-supported, not-for-profit research organization, is comprised of organizations from every sector of the publishing community. Its goal is to provide accurate and current research information about the industry.

BookWeb is the homepage of the American Booksellers Association, the non-for-profit trade organization representing independent bookstore nationwide. The site contains news, a directory of bookstores and other valuable book-related content.

Children's Book Council (CBC)
The CBC provides an excellent site for children's writers. Its special author section contains information for beginning writers, listings of children's book publishers, interviews, a list of 75 children's authors and other pertinent information.

International Reading Association
Organization that seeks to increase literacy by improving the quality of reading instruction. IRA provides conferences, publications and events.

Mystery Writers of America (MWA)
Mystery Writers of America Inc. is a nonprofit professional organization of mystery and crime writers.

National Book Critics Circle, The
The NBCC, founded in 1974, consists of nearly 700 active book reviewers. The centerpiece of NBCC activities is the annual awards for the best book in five categories: fiction, general nonfiction, biography/autobiography, poetry, and criticism.

National Book Foundation, The
The National Book Foundation was established to raise the cultural appreciation of great writing in America. The organization awards the reknowned literary prizes: The National Book Awards.

Poetry Society of America
A non-profit organization created to raise the public awareness of poetry, to deepen the understanding of it, and to encourage more people to read, listen to and write poetry.

Pulitzer Prizes
Awards for American intellectual and artistic excellence in journalism, letters, drama and music.

Regional Booksellers Associations Guide
The regional booksellers associations are not-for-profit trade associations established to support and promote retail bookselling in specific geographic areas of the United States.

Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators
An organization dedicated to serving the people who write, illustrate, or share a vital interest in children's literature. Website contains articles, links to member sites and information on awards and events.