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Chronicle Books (www.chroniclebooks.com)
Chronicle Books is an independent publisher in San Francisco with an award-winning history of innovation in both the subject matter and the format of our distinctive books and gifts. Our publishing is instantly recognizable for its spirit, creativity, and value and it is these qualities that inform our business relationships and endeavors.
Dollar General Literacy Foundation (www.dollargeneral.com/ServingOthers/Pages/dollar-general-cares-for-you.aspx)
At Dollar General, our mission of "serving others" is an integral part of how we do business. It is manifested in the Dollar General: commitment to low prices, which enable you to have money left over for the more important things in life; engagement in philanthropic activities that create a better life for its customers, communities and employees.
A Legacy of Literacy
Dollar General’s commitment to literacy spans the life of its company and remains strong because of the significant need for literacy in the nation. Dollar General's co-founder, J.L. Turner, was functionally illiterate when he started the company recognized today as Dollar General. It understands that sometimes various circumstances in life prevent individuals from achieving their educational goals. Whatever the circumstances, we believe it is never too late to learn. Dollar General also believe that learning to read, receiving your GED or learning the English language is an investment that opens new doorways for personal, professional and economic growth for individuals and families. That is why our commitment to literacy remains strong. It is the one gift that no one can take away…the one gift that lasts a lifetime.
Harper Collins (www.harpercollins.com/)
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.
Harper Perennial, Harper Paperbacks (www.harpercollins.com/imprints/index.aspx?imprintid=517986)
Hyperion Books, Voice (www.hyperionbooks.com/)
Ingram Book Company (www.ingrambookgroup.com)
Ingram Book Group is a leading wholesaler of trade books, spoken audio, and magazines. Its operating units include Ingram Book Company, Ingram Periodicals Inc., Ingram International Inc., Ingram Library Services Inc., Spring Arbor Distributors Inc., Tennessee Book Company, Ingram Fulfillment Services Inc. and Ingram Customer Systems Inc.
Ingram Industries Inc., based in Nashville, Tennessee, is one of America's largest privately held companies. It consists of diversified businesses in distribution, insurance, marine transportation, aggregate supply, and digital fulfillment services. Ingram Industries Inc. includes four operating divisions: Ingram Book Group, Ingram Marine Group, Ingram Insurance Group, and Lightning Source Inc.
Paz & Associates (www.pazbookbiz.com)
Where do people go when they want to open a bookstore? The Bookstore Training & Consulting Group of Paz & Associates was founded by Donna Paz in 1992 when she left managing one of the country's leading independent bookstore cafes to launch a company that would help people turn their dream of opening a bookstore into reality. The company works with the American Booksellers Association to provide workshops and the team of bookselling and marketing professionals help booksellers with all aspects of store operations from business plans and store design to customer newsletters and staff training. Operating even a small bookstore requires all of the skills and disciplines of any independent business and Paz & Associates is there to help those who open bookstores meet with success.
Penguin Group Inc. (us.penguingroup.com/)
Penguin Young Readers Group
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.
Random House, Inc. (www.randomhouse.com)
Random House Publishing Group (www.randomhouse.com/rphg)
Susannah Greenberg Public Relations (bookbuzz.com)
Susannah Greenberg Public Relations is a full-service public relations firm for book publicity. The firm uses leading edge communications technology to maximize media exposure and offers customized publicity campaigns to meet your needs.
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