Since 1996, the Small Publishers Association of North America (SPAN) has been committed to supporting authors and independent publishers as a nonprofit trade association.
Now, our mission is to be regarded as the respected brand-name entity that provides high quality sales and marketing education, resources, assistance and community that continually enhance a publisher’s efforts to generate more revenue and profits from sales to non-bookstore buyers.
With hundreds of members, we run a wide gamut from independent publishers to firms with thousands of books in print. SPAN’s membership also includes suppliers to the publishing industry. These companies are resources for the products and services you need.
SPAN’s promise is to provide you with the benefits that will help sell more books, make more money, and raise your standing as experts in their field.Publishers know there is always much to learn in the fast-changing publishing industry. SPAN is a dynamic, growing organization dedicated to the success of our members.