WHO WE ARE
The Florida Authors and Publishers Association, Inc. (FAPA) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) dedicated to providing the most current quality information, valuable resources, professional development, and networking opportunities to its members and the general public with an interest in writing and publishing in the State of Florida and beyond.
In FAPA, we believe that no member should have to go it alone in publishing. We are dedicated to helping members achieve success. Toward that goal, we:
Host state-wide educational conferences for authors and publishers
Provide information on upcoming Florida literary events and other publishing conferences
Sponsor the annual FAPA President’s Book Awards to recognize excellence
Facilitate networking and collaboration in our member community
And so much more!
The Florida Authors and Publishers Association, Inc., was originally organized in 1983 as the Florida Publishers Group by Betty Wright (Rainbow Books, Inc.). The original membership was only six individuals. Its purpose was 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. The Florida Publishers Group soon became Florida Publishers Association (FPA). In 2012, FPA was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) and in 2013 expanded the name to Florida Authors and Publishers Association (FAPA) to include a steadily increasing number of authors within the organization.
Jane R. Wood
Mark Wayne Adams