Founded in 1965, PBAA is a not-for-profit organization for publishers, distributors, wholesalers, retailers, consultants, and industry service providers.
Our mission is to:
- Build awareness
- Identify trends
- Bring positive reinforcement to the issues at hand while bringing the publishing community closer together.
PBAA provides an open-style forum of communication and encourages its members to voice opinions and concerns regarding the single-copy industry. Our membership currently consists of organizations which publish and distribute magazines and books in the United States and abroad.
Improvement of Marketing...To aid in the improvement of marketing methods and distribution procedures through sponsorship of participation in research and other industry-oriented programs which lead toward the common good.
Fact-Finding and Research...To collect, prepare and disseminate information relating to the publishing industry and allied fields, which is of interest and value to the membership, the publishing community and the public.
Newsstand Expansion...To expand the facilities for the sale of products of the publishing industry throughout the nation and without artificial restrictions.
Industry Relations...To secure cooperation and better business relations among Publishers, National Distributors, Wholesalers, Retailers and Suppliers.
Public Relations...To engage in any activities which, in the view of membership, will reflect confidence and respect and foster good-will for the industry in its relations with the public.
Freedom to Read...To defend the lawful right of Americans to read, buy and sell reading matter of their own choice.