Sustaining membership is open to firms, individuals, or organizations that support the goals and activities of WNBA. Click here to find out more about sustaining member benefits.
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WNBA extends a sincere THANK YOU to:
Dancing Chiva’s mission is to provide and encourage writing to savor and books to save, focussing on Bajacaliforniana, esoterica, Maximiliana, works by C.M. Mayo, and works for writers.
Harper Collins (www.harpercollins.com/)
Amistad publishes works by and about people of African descent, on subjects and themes that have significant influence on the intellectual, cultural, and historical perspectives of a world audience.
For nearly 50 years, HarperCollins, through its Harper Perennial imprint has published great and lasting works in trade paperback, including classics such as Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God, Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar, and Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States and Betty Smith’s A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. Today, the recently rebranded and relaunched Harper Perennial imprint continues to publish fiction and non-fiction of enduring value, as well as introduce readers to new literary writers.
Harper Perennial supports its publications with innovative editorial, marketing, publicity, sales, and online initiatives. In fall 2005, Harper Perennial launched a new program called P.S. P.S. gives paperback readers an extra 16-page section, offering a behind-the-pages look at both the author and the book. Each P.S. section will include its own special features, from interviews with the author and insights into the inspiration for the book, to recommendations for further reading, related online resources and much more.
With ever-changing technology now playing a role in how we reach our consumers, we have two active blogs. The Olive Reader covers industry wide issues and events as well as features our own books and authors. In addition, our Book Club Girl blog has become a go-to resource for book club members everywhere and covers books from all publishing houses. Readers can also become Harper Perennial’s friend at www.MySpace.com/HarperPerennial and on Facebook.
William Morrow & William Morrow Trade Paperbacks. William Morrow upholds its 80-year legacy of bringing the highest quality fiction and nonfiction to the broadest possible audience, including bestselling authors Bruce Feiler, Neil Gaiman, Dennis Lehane, Neal Stephenson, John Grogan, Elmore Leonard, Ray Bradbury, Steven Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Christopher Moore, Sena Jeter Naslund, James Rollins, and Cokie Roberts.
William Morrow Paperbacks
Penguin Group Inc.
Penguin Young Readers Group – WNBA’s Pannell Award Sponsor
Penguin Young Readers Group, a leading publisher of books for young people, is a division of Penguin Group (USA), Inc. Located at 345 Hudson St., New York, NY, it is known throughout the publishing industry for its top selling, high quality books, as well as for its commitment to promoting the joy of reading.
Penguin Young Readers books have won numerous awards through the years, including the Newbery and Caldecott Awards, Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, Coretta Scott King Award, many American Library Association Notable Books, as well as numerous state literary awards. Long known for producing picture books by the likes of Eric Carle, James Marshall, Wendell Minor, Ezra Jack Keats, Patricia Polacco and Jerry Pinkney, Penguin is now on the forefront of publishing middle-grade and young adult books by award winners such as Laurie Halse Anderson, John Green, Joan Bauer, Mike Lupica and Sarah Dessen. Penguin is consistent in their promotion of young new creators of children’s books, as well.
Among the imprints of Penguin Young Readers Group are Viking, Dial, Frederick Warne, Putnam, Philomel, Dutton, Puffin, Sleuth, Speak, Firebird, Grosset & Dunlap, and Price Stern Sloan.
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Sustaining membership is open to firms, individuals, or organizations that support the goals and activities of WNBA. Sustaining members enjoy the following benefits:
- Author placement for readings and book sales at chapters in major markets
- Recognition on WNBA’s national Web site (over 4,400 visits per month), letterhead, and programs sponsored by chapters nationwide
- Complimentary company memberships depending on level of sponsorship
- Ad space in WNBA’s national newsletter, The Bookwoman, which reaches 1,000 publishing and library professionals
- Access to high-powered, New York-based panels on pertinent topics to the publishing industry (available to members only)
- Access to highly professional membership for networking and talent searches
- Promotion of literacy through chapter alliances with libraries and schools
- Prominent recognition at established national awards/programs including:
- The WNBA Award given to a woman who has made an outstanding contribution to the world of books (for past winner click on Awards on left navigation bar)
- The WNBA Pannell Award for excellence in children’s bookselling, given each year at BookExpo America
- The WNBA Eastman Grant, awarded to an exceptional librarian pursuing an interest in publishing
- National Reading Group Month, drawing the attention of the nation’s most avid readers through events and media coverage every October
Dues for Sustaining Memberships are on a sliding scale. Sustaining Members are eligible to attend all national WNBA functions, nominate women candidates for the WNBA Award, and receive The Bookwoman. Dues are based on annual sales:
- Up to $10 million or not-for-profit: $500
- $10 million – $100 million: $1,500
- $100 million – $250 million: $2,000
- Over $250 million: $2,500 or more
If you are interested in becoming a Sustaining Member, please contact the WNBA National President listed on the Officers page.