The MidAtlantic Publishers Association (MPA), founded in 1994, was reorganized and revitalized in 2004 as the MidAtlantic Book Publishers Association (MBPA). We switched our incorporation as a 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization from Maryland to Delaware in 2010, and operate under legally established bylaws. MBPA is governed by an elected volunteer Board of Directors, and is maintained by active member volunteers.
We’re a regional affiliate of the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) and the Small Publishers Association of North America (SPAN).
We are committed to “turning the tide for independent publishers” by advancing the image and supporting the success of independent book publishers in an increasingly competitive, technologically challenging and rapidly evolving industry environment.