Why should you join myFAPA.org?
The Florida Authors & Publishers Association is an organization for authors, publishers, independent publishers, illustrators, editors, printers, and other professionals involved in the publishing industry. We are focused on providing the highest quality of information, resources, and professional development to members and others interested in the writing and publishing profession in the state of Florida.
FAPA holds a series of educational conferences for authors and publishers each year. The FAPA Publishing University is held in the Spring. Our two-day Annual Conference is held in the Fall. Regional workshops focused on specific publishing topics are held across Florida year round.
Each year FAPA hosts a booth at BookExpo America, the #1 book event in North America for the book industry where books and new titles are displayed to the largest gathering of book professionals. FAPA members will have the opportunity to display their books in the FAPA booth and receive national exposure.
The FAPA President’s Book Awards is open to authors and publishers nationwide, and recognizes book publishing excellence and creativity in design, content and production for North American authors and publishers.
Current FAPA members receive a discount when joining the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA). Request the FAPA Promo Code when applying for membership. To learn more about IBPA’s benefits, go to the IBPA website.
Association for Publishing for Special Sales (APSS) offers a discount on membership to their organization to FAPA members. For details, go to the APSS website.
IBPA Affiliate Scholarship Program
Our affiliate, Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), generously offers FAPA members the opportunity to apply for a scholarship to its annual Publishing University. The scholarship details vary each year, but generally cover tuition for the full, two-day Publishing University. A call for applicants is issued just before the first of the year. Applicants’ companies must be members of both IBPA and FAPA, and the individuals must be integral employees or owners of the publishing company. An application must be completed and submitted to FAPA. The IBPA Board makes the final selection of scholarship recipients.
One of the greatest benefits of membership in myFAPA.org is connecting and networking with other authors, publishers and service providers. There’s no reason to go it alone in publishing when you’re a member of FAPA. Many members have found that the best membership benefit is the ability to email FAPA Staff with publishing questions. We offer quick, industry-standard answers; when we don’t know the answer, we find someone who does!
- This one year membership is open to full time students who want to pursue a career in the publishing industry.
- A one year membership authors, publishers, independent publishers, illustrators, editors, printers, and other professionals involved in the publishing industry.
- A one year membership for vendors, consultants and other service providers who work with authors and publishers.