MidAtlantic Book Publishers Association

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The MidAtlantic Book Publishers Association (MBPA) is a professional trade association with the mission of helping independent publishers become more profitable and successful by learning how to produce quality books, promote them effectively, and navigate the rapidly changing book publishing industry. We serve independent and self-publishers as well as authors considering becoming independent publishers in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington, DC.

MBPA Members enjoy the following benefits:

  • Online and in-person educational programs with industry experts
  • Local member meet-ups to network, exchange ideas and share resources
  • A subscription to our quarterly e-newsletter, which features articles about the publishing industry and information about regional events
  • Access to our Members-Only Online Discussion Forum to ask questions and find support
  • Cooperative marketing opportunities and other promotional opportunities
  • Discounted Affiliate Membership in the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) and a chance to win an all-expenses paid scholarship to IBPA's Publishing University

Membership Levels & Prices

(We accept all major credit cards, PayPal, and checks)

Individual Member - $35.00/year

Individual members are small presses with one employee,

 independent publishers, self-publishers, and authors 

who are seriously considering independent publishing*.

Associate Member - $50.00/year

Associate members provide publishing related products 

and services, such as editors, designers, printers, and other vendors.

Organizational Member - $75.00/year

Organizational members are small presses 

with more than one employee.

*Please note: Author membership in MBPA is intended 
solely for the purpose of learning professional independent 
publishing practices and marketing methods. 
Solicitation of other members to publish your work is prohibited.

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