Women’s National Book Association Launches
New Network Membership:
WNBA Opens Chapter Membership to All
For Immediate Release: 2006
Susannah Greenberg, Public Relations, Women’s National Book Association, 212-208-4629 , publicity at bookbuzz.com
The Women’s National Book Association, www.wnba-books.org, is pleased to announce a new membership category: Network Membership. If you live in a city without a WNBA chapter, you can join any of the eight chapters of the organization and are entitled to all rights and privileges of that chapter and national membership. WNBA has chapters in Boston, Dallas, Detroit, Los Angeles, Nashville, New York, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.
“By launching the new network membership, WNBA creates an opportunity for all book lovers, no matter where they live, to join and enjoy online the many benefits of this active organization of professionals: lively panels on publishing topics with leading experts; informative newsletters and Web sites; networking; and more,” says Sylvia Cross, Network Membership Chair for the Women’s National Book Association.
Further information is available at: http://wnba-books.org/join/network.php
Benefits of Membership include:
* Learn about trends and issues in the book industry and literary world
* Listen online to streaming audio of New York publishing panels. Recent programs available include: “Dangerous Books”; “Young Literary Agents on Publishing: Changing the Industry One Book at a Time”; and “Everyone’s a Critic: The Rise and Resonance of Literary Blogging”.
* Receive The Bookwoman, WNBA’s national newsletter, three times a year
* Network with WNBA professionals via the online National Directory
* Attend WNBA events anywhere in the country
* Access your chapter’s and National’s Members Only sections of the WNBA Web sites
Through WNBA’s National Newsletter The Bookwoman You Can:
* Publish articles or book reviews
* Publicize books or articles you’ve published
* Advertise your skills or business
On the Web:
* List your areas of specialization in the online National Directory
The Women’s National Book Association, which is about to celebrate its 90th anniversary, was established before women in America even had the right to vote. It is a broad based non profit organization with members across the country, three distinguished national awards, and a history of lively events in its eight chapter cities and elsewhere. As a national organization of women and men who work with and value books, WNBA exists to promote reading and to support the role of women in the book world.
The organization recently gave its 2006 WNBA Award to Perri Klass, M.D. for her many books and articles, and for her impact as a leader of Reach Out and Read, where she currently serves as its medical director and president. The ceremony was held December 3, 2006 at The New York Society Library.
WNBA created the Ann Heidbreder Eastman Grant, to provide funds for librarians who are interested in learning about the publishing process. In 2006 it went to Linda Moskovics, who manages the Allied Gardens/Benjamin Branch of the San Diego Public Library System.
WNBA established the Lucile Micheels Pannell Awards for booksellers who actively encourage children’s and young people’s interest in books. The awards are presented annually at a breakfast at BookExpoAmerica. The 2006 recipients were: Northshire Bookstore of Manchester Center, Vermont Children’s Specialty Store and A Likely Story Children’s Bookstore of Alexandria, Virginia.
Recent WNBA events have been covered in the Boston Globe, the New York Times, C-SPAN, NPR, Publishers Weekly, and more.
Further information is available at:
Contact: Susannah Greenberg, Public Relations, Women’s National Book Association, 212-208-4629, publicity at bookbuzz.com
Women’s National Book Association, Inc. P.O. Box 237, FDR Station, New York, NY 10150. Phone and fax: 212 208 4629