Registration is Open for the 2018 Annual Conference

The 2018 FAPA Annual Conference will be held on August 3rd and 4th, 2018 at the Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace. Industry leaders, including Charles Todd, Lisa Black, Angela Bole, and Dianna Collier, will share their expertise and a variety of tools needed to flourish in this evolving publishing environment.

Get Your Ticket for the 2018 Book Awards Banquet

On Saturday, August 4, 2018, the 2018 medalist will be honored at the FAPA President’s Book Awards Banquet.  All category winners receive their medal, a digital certificate, and 10 medal decals. Please join us in honoring this year’s winners.

Become a FAPA Sponsor

Companies or individuals can share information about their company, products, and services through several sponsorship opportunities at our annual conferences.


FAPA holds a series of educational conferences for authors, publishers and other industry professionals each year.

Book Awards

The annual FAPA Book Awards recognizes book publishing excellence and creativity in design, content, and production.


One of the greatest benefits of membership in is connecting and networking with other authors, publishers and service providers.

Latest News and Updates

Meet FAPA member and FAPA Book Awards Medalist Linda Heavner Gerald

Meet FAPA member and FAPA Book Awards Medalist Linda Heavner Gerald. Linda’s Confessions of an Assassin won the 2017 FAPA President’s Book Awards Silver Medal for Fiction: Chic Lit. Her two most recent books, AnnaPolis Summers and The Soldier And The Author were just announced as 2018 finalists in the Fiction: Young Adult category.

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Meet new member Mallory O’Conner

Mallory M. O’Connor is a writer, an art historian, and a musician. She is the author of two non-fiction books published by the University Press of Florida. American River: Tributaries, book one of the American River Trilogy, is her debut novel.

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Meet new member Deborah Smith Ford

Deborah Smith Ford is an award-winning author, actress, model and celebrity impersonator. Allie’s Adventures is the name of Ford’s children’s book series. Currently, there are five books in the series.

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In Publishing? In Florida?

The Florida Authors and Publishers Association is an organization for authors, publishers, independent publishers, illustrators, editors, printers, and other professionals involved in the publishing industry.