MPA – The Association of Magazine Media is the industry association for multi-platform magazine companies. Established in 1919, MPA represents approximately 225 domestic magazine media companies with more than 1,000 titles, nearly 50 international companies and more than 100 associate members. Staffed by magazine industry specialists, MPA is headquartered in New York City, with a government affairs office in Washington, DC.
Their website acts as a one-stop-shop for all news affecting the magazine industry, and is a great way to stay abreast of all developments in the field.
Ed2010 is a community of young magazine editors and magazine-editor wannabes who want to learn more about the industry so they can fulfill their dreams of landing top editing and writing positions in the magazine industry.
Ed was born in New York City, but they now have chapters in cities across the U.S., Canada, and in the UK — plus our ever-growing family of college campus chapters. It doesn’t cost anything to join: Just use the site, read the blogs, comment on the message boards, scour the WhisperJobs™ and attend happy hours in your town all you like.
This week’s Link features Perigee, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), which publishes an eclectic range of self-help, how-to, and popular reference books, all with the underlying goal to entertain and inform. From New York Times bestsellers The Smartest Investment Book You’ll Ever Read and The Book of Useless Information to Wreck This Journal, The Naked Pint, and Extreme Pumpkins, their list is “as practical as it is quirky”.
Perigee also maintains a wonderful blog on their website, where they discuss a variety of issues in book publishing, including: the proposal evaluation process, blog-to-book transitions, and publishing industry news.
The Link of the Week is a new feature of the Pace M.S. in Publishing Blog where we will be showcasing new and relevant links that we think you might find helpful in your publishing pursuits. Enjoy! If you have any suggestions, feel free to let us know.
This week, we’re featuring The Association of American Publishers (AAP). The AAP is the national trade association for the U.S. book publishing industry. AAP has over 300 members, comprised of most of the major commercial book publishers in the United States, as well as smaller and medium-sized houses, non-profit publishers, university presses, and scholarly societies. AAP works on issues of importance to publishers including copyright protection, new technology, the First Amendment, governmental affairs, literacy, education, and other areas.