The Independent Book Publishers Association (www.ibpa–online.org): IBPA, the Independent Book Publishers Association is a trade association of independent publishers. Founded in 1983, it serves book, audio, and video publishers located in the United States and around the world. Its mission is to advance the professional interests of independent publishers. To this end, IBPA provides cooperative marketing programs, education and advocacy within the publishing industry.
National Speaker’s Association (www.NSAspeaker.org): The National Speakers Association (NSA) is the leading organization for professional speakers. Since 1973, NSA has provided resources and education designed to advance the skills, integrity and value of its members and speaking profession. NSA’s thousands of members include experts in a variety of industries and disciplines, who reach audiences as trainers, educators, humorists, motivators, consultants, authors and more.
Small Publishers Association of America (www.spannet.org/): The Small Publishers Association of North America (SPAN) is committed to supporting authors and independent publishers as a nonprofit trade association. Their mission is to build successful writing and publishing businesses. SPAN’s promise is to provide benefits to their members that will help sell more books, make more money, and raise their standing as experts in their field.
Novelists, Inc. (http://ninc.com/): A resource for novelists that have published two or more books, this organization offers a newsletter, networking opportunities, digital networking opportunities, discounts, and more for their members.
Association of Independent Authors (http://www.independent-authors.org/?page=About): The Association of Independent Authors is a membership organization that supports independent authors that spans across five continents including North America, Asia, Australia, and South Africa.