Friends of the Yale Publishing Course

Many organizations in the publishing industry support YPC's mission. Learn more about them below.

The American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) is the principal organization for magazine journalists in the US. The 700 members of ASME include the editorial leaders of most major consumer and business magazines published in print and online. Founded in 1963, ASME works to defend the First Amendment, protect editorial independence and support the development of journalism. ASME sponsors the National Magazine Awards in association with the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

The Ashmead Award, honoring legendary book editor Lawrence Peel Ashmead—known to one and all as Larry–is designed to nurture the career of a promising young editor in the field of book publishing, as an effort to recognize and continue the tradition of Larry’s long and honorable history of mentoring young editors and helping them develop their careers in publishing.

The Association of American Publishers are America’s premier publishers of high-quality entertainment, education, scientific and professional content – dedicating the creative, intellectual and financial investments to bring great ideas to life.  They are also at the forefront of publishing technology – delivering content to the world’s audiences in all the ways they seek it.

The Association of American University Presses is an organization of nonprofit publishers whose members strive to advance scholarship through their offerings. The Association’s mission is to assist its members through professional education, cooperative services, and public advocacy.

MPA – The Association of Magazine Media is the industry association for multi-platform magazine companies. Established in 1919, MPA represents 175 domestic magazine media companies with more than 900 titles, approximately 30 international companies and more than 100 associate members. Staffed by magazine media specialists, MPA is headquartered in New York City, with a government affairs office in Washington, DC. 

bluebottlebiz is the largest digital library specialized in business content today, empowering business professionals and executives to access business knowledge whenever and wherever they need it. Founded by publishers, for publishers in 2012 as a privately held company. Users can easily search for and find books, journals, videos, and more in English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese, from over 100 different publishers like Wiley, Palgrave Macmillan, and The Economist Books.

Book Publishers Northwest is a not-for-profit trade association based in Seattle, Washington. Throughout the year, the association offers free educational seminars for aspiring, new, and experienced publishers. They also coordinate select displays of their members’ books at local events, including the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association's annual trade show. is operated by Bob Sacks, veteran publishing expert and founding partner of mediaIDEAS, a company providing research and guidance to the paginated media industry, with leading expertise in digital, mobile, social research and consulting. Bob's private consulting firm, Precision Media Group, publishes "Heard on the Web: Media Intelligence", a daily e-newsletter that delivers pertinent industry news to a diverse, worldwide, publishing community of over 11,750 media industry leaders. It is the longest running e-newsletter in the world.

The Brazilian Book Chamber (Câmara Brasileira do Livro - CBL) represents approximately 600 members throughout Brazil, including publishers, distributors, booksellers, and door-to-door sellers. The organization, founded in 1946, has the mission of building a country with better education through appreciation of books and reading, and expanding the Brazilian publishing market throughout foreign countries.

EWIP/WIPP is a non-profit educational organization. Our active volunteer members and board of directors strive to support women in publishing, in all manner of publications whether print, online, mobile, or other digital media. We also encourage female entrepreneurship, and offer a range of professional development programs through our national and regional events, online communications, mentoring, and research.

Fundacion el Libro is an NGO dedicated to the promotion of reading habits in Argentina. Their steering committee includes representatives from all the areas that make up the book industry production line: writers, publishers, printers and booksellers. The many activities they organize and support include: The Buenos Aires International Book Fair, The Buenos Aires Professional Sessions, The Children and Young Adults Fair, Work Sessions for Teacher and Librarians, Literary Prices (Premio de la Crítica, Premio del Lector, Premio Pregonero), and Book Donations to underprivileged Schools and Libraries.

Upcoming event: The Buenos Aires Book Fair, April 21-May 9, Buenos Aires
More than one million readers from all over Latin America will attend and take part in the thousand-plus literary events organized. From April 19-21, the Fair is open exclusively to book professionals, offering an outstanding training program and chances for networking. More than 12,000 professionals from around the Latin American publishing industry are expected to participate in the training.

The Independent Book Publishers Association, founded in 1983, is the largest not-for-profit trade organization for publishers in the United States. IBPA’s mission is to lead and serve the independent publishing community by providing advocacy for publishers’ rights, education on all aspects of publishing, and tools for success.

Publishers Weekly, familiarly known in the book world as PW and “the bible of the book business,” is a weekly news magazine focused on the international book publishing business. It is targeted at publishers, booksellers, librarians, literary agents, authors and the media. It offers feature articles and news on all aspects of the book business, bestsellers lists in a number of categories, and industry statistics, but its best known service is pre-publication book reviews, publishing some 8,000 per year.

The Publishing Business Group provides authoritative information for senior-level book and magazine publishers through print and digital publications as well as live and virtual events. PBG’s publications include: Publishing Executive, which offers best practices and strategic insights into technology, market trends and revenue opportunities for consumer, business-to-business, association, STM and other magazine executives and Book Business, which provides forward-thinking and timely analysis for trade, education, association, business, children’s, STM, independent and other book publishing executives. The Publishing Business Group is a division of North American Publishing Company (NAPCO).

Publishing Connections supports organizations in the books sector to engage with new markets, new technologies and new audiences. Founded in 2012 by former course alumnus Alistair Burtenshaw, Chair of Arvon, the UK’s creative writing charity and Director of Charleston, the renowned Bloomsbury group home. He was formerly Chair of Booktrust, the UK’s leading literacy charity, President of Honour of Paris Cook Book Fair 2013, Director of Books and Publishing Worldwide at Reed Exhibitions and Director of The London Book Fair. 

Publishing Perspectives is an online journal of international publishing news and opinion that’s been called “the BBC of the book world.”  With correspondents and personal stories from those on the cutting edge of digital, global, and self-publishing all around the world, Publishing Perspectives provides a window into the industry unlike any other.

PubWest is a vibrant organization of companies that create, design, publish, print, distribute, market, and sell books throughout North America.

Women’s Media Group (WMG), founded in 1974, is a New York-based nonprofit association of women who have achieved prominence in many fields of media. WMG provides a forum for networking, career development, and advocacy through meetings, seminars, and cultural events, helping members understand, discuss, and address the deep changes unfolding in our industry. WMG also mentors young women interested in publishing careers.