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Associations

BMI - Book Manufacturers Institute

Since 1933, the Book Manufacturers’ Institute, Inc. (BMI) has been the leading nationally recognized trade association of the book manufacturing industry. Our membership is comprised of companies ranging in size of those with less than a hundred employees to those employing thousands. BMI member companies annually produce the great majority of books ordered by the U. S. book publishing industry. Today, BMI is a vital part of the industry, playing a leading role by providing an intra-industry communications link among book manufacturers, publishers, suppliers and governmental bodies. BMI conducts a number of programs and activities relating to the interdependent needs of these groups

Over the years BMI has worked effectively with publishers and has established a valuable rapport with the Association of American Publishers (AAP). Through our Government Relations & Postal Committee, working with their AAP counterparts, the positions of our industries have been effectively presented to the various governmental and legislative bodies. Manufacturing Standards & Specifications for Textbooks (MSST) have been developed through the cooperative efforts of BMI, AAP and the National Association of State Textbook Administrators (NASTA). These standards are recognized nationally and serve as a model of intra-industry achievement.

ECPA - Evangelical Christian Publishers Association

Founded in 1974, the ECPA has a long-standing tradition and history of supporting quality and integrity in Christian publishing. ECPA’s mission is to equip our members so they can more effectively make the Christian message widely known by enhancing our industry’s: access to markets; access to awareness; access to education, expertise and consulting; access to information; and access to peers.

PIA/GATF - Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation

Today, Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (PIA/GATF) is the world's largest graphic arts trade association, representing an industry with more than $174.5 billion in revenue and 1.05 million employees.