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The diverse membership of Washington Publishers (WP) comes from all levels of governmental, educational, commercial, and association publishing. To be eligible for membership, an individual must have a position connected to book publishing, such as being editors, proofreaders, illustrators, designers, production specialists, translators, indexers, marketers, rights administrators, instructors, and legal and training professionals. People involved in printing and binding are not eligible for membership but may attend meetings.

The most important benefit of membership in WP is the opportunity to network with your peers in the publishing community in metropolitan Washington, DC. WP sponsors six or seven evening programs each year about publishing topics, occasional daytime programs such as brown-bag lunches or field trips, and the annual Book Design and Effectiveness Competition. Members attend evening programs free of charge and receive a discount on tickets to the awards ceremony and other special events.

List of WP Freelancers

Member Directory

Become a Member

Membership dues are only $40.00 per year, from October 1 to September 30. WP membership entitles you to:

  • FREE admission to WP evening programs (nonmember cost is $20), which include food and beverages
  • Inclusion in WP’s directory of members
  • Invitation to WP’s annual holiday party—featuring food, drink, and fun—at the low cost of $10
  • Discounted admission to the annual Book Design and Effectiveness Competition ceremony

How to Join or Renew

To join or renew, complete the online membership form. All 2016-2017 members, both those joining and those renewing, must complete this form. Once you have completed the form, follow the instructions below for payment.

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How to Pay

Payment by check is preferred. You can also pay your membership fee by cash, check, or credit card in person at our events. If you must pay online, you can do so via PayPal (Note: A PayPal account is not needed if you want to pay online).

By check

To pay by check, include the following information with your payment:

  • Name(s) of member(s) to be registered by this payment
  • Email address of payment contact

Mail your payment and information to:

Katie Ingebretsen
WP Membership Coordinator
c/o Publications Professionals LLC
3603 Chain Bridge Road
Fairfax, VA 22030

By Credit, Debit, or PayPal

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Membership Contact

WP Membership
c/o Publications Professionals LLC
3603 Chain Bridge Rd.
Fairfax, VA 22030