Better Know A Media Org: SPAN

By Rachel Kaufman Comment

span_logo.pngToday’s organization: Small Publishers Association Of North America (SPAN)

About the organization:
SPAN’s mission is to “advance the image and profits of independent publishers and authors through education and marketing opportunities.” Members are authors as well as publishers with hundreds of books in print.

Number of members: 1,000

To join, you must:
Be involved in independent publishing.

You’ll get:
Production, shipping and distribution discounts
Online networking
Discounts on PR services, and more

And for that, you’ll pay:
Regular Membership $75 (+one-time $14 processing fee)
Partner Membership (for members of ASJA, other publishing organizations, etc) $60
Associate Membership – $150

We’ve compiled as many professional organizations as we can find in all the disciplines that mediabistro visitors work in, and will be featuring one a day til we run out. We’re going in alphabetical order so nobody feels slighted, but if we skipped your favorite group by mistake, please let us know.