About the Florida Authors and Publishers Association, Inc.

The Florida Authors & Publishers Association, Inc., was originally organized in 1983 (then known as the Florida Publishers Group) by Betty Wright (Rainbow Books, Inc.) to provide Florida’s growing group of book publishers with an opportunity for education and networking and to provide its members with a clearinghouse for publishing information. FPG became FPA (Florida Publishers Association) and began with only six members. In 2012 FPA expanded the name to FAPA (Florida Authors & Publishers Association) to include a steadily increasing number of authors within the organization.

Florida Authors & Publishers Association, Inc. (FAPA) is dedicated to providing the highest quality of information, resources, and professional development to members and others interested in the writing and publishing profession in the state of Florida. FAPA is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and is affiliated with the following national publishing organizations:  IBPA (Independent Book Publishers Association), and APSS (Association of Publishers for Special Sales).


A Volunteer Organization

The FAPA Board of Directors volunteer their time to serve the FAPA membership. If you are interested in running for a Board of Directors position, elections are held each year at the Annual Conference. Candidates must submit a Board Member Application by July 1 of each calendar year.




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