Useful links for b2b professionals
American Business Media: www.americanbusinessmedia.com
The "Association of Business Media Companies" is a
U.S. organization that focuses not just on editorial,
but publishing, circulation, sales, and so
American Medical Writers
Founded in 1940, this group's focus is promoting
execellence in writing, editing and producing printed
and electronic biomedical communications.
American Society of Business
Publication Editors: www.asbpe.org
This premier b2b editorial group, headquartered in
Chicago, has almost 20 chapters across the United
States. It was founded in 1964, and boasts over 500
American Society of Journalists
and Authors: www.asja.org
ASJA helps professional freelance writers advance
their writing careers. Members share candid data on
rates, contracts, editors and more. Non-members
benefit from our Contracts Watch newsletter and annual
American Society of Magazine
The professional organization for editors of consumer
magazines and business publications, which are edited,
published, and sold in the United States.
Association of Online
This U.K.-based association aims to raise the profile
and credibility of online publishing.
British Society of Magazine
Billed as the only society exclusively for magazine
editors in the U.K.
Council of Australian Societies
of Editors: www.case-editors.org
CASE is an informal body of delegates from the
Australian societies of editors. Formed in 2003, it
exists to coordinate national activities.
Founded in 1970, the EFA is a national, nonprofit,
professional organization of self-employed workers in
the publishing and communications industries. Members
are editors, writers, indexers, proofreaders,
researchers, desktop publishers and translators.
Editors' Association of
This group, "The voice of Canadian Editors," offers
its website in both English and French.
European Association of Science
The association is a non-governmental and
non-profit-making organization operated for scientific
and educational purposes. In spite of the word
"European" in its name, EASE is international, with
some 25% of its members coming from other
European Medical Writers
This group supports medical writers and editors
International Federation of the
Periodical Press: www.fipp.com
London-based FIPP is over 75 years old, and covers
national magazine associations, publishing companies
with international interests, suppliers to the
industry, small businesses and associated
organisations in more than 70 countries. The
membership consists of more than 41 national magazine
associations and over 130 publishing and associate
Journalism Now : www.Journalismnow.com
Their mission is to help journalism job candidates secure employment. The site has a great resources section, too, with journalism schools, ethics resources, and organizations.
This New Zealand group exists to foster and maintain
high standards in magazine publishing &endash; to
ensure that readers, advertisers and publishers
continue to benefit from the unique relationship that
exists between them. MPA members must audit all their
publications on a regular basis to verify their
circulation figures. These figures tell advertisers
how many copies of a particular magazine are bought or
distributed free of charge &endash; and help
advertisers quantify the potential reach of their
advertisement, as do readership figures. The MPA
assists the magazine publishing industry by acting as
a vanguard for professional standards, and by
providing its members with a range of membership
Association of South Africa (MPASA): www.mpasa.org.za
This Johannesburg-headquartered organization group's mission is to promote and protect the interests of all print magazine publishers in South Africa, but particularly those of its members; to support the growth of the industry by being a gateway to members’ information needs and the primary source of magazine publishing expertise for the larger community; and to help promote magazines as a medium in order to increase advertising share and reader interest.
The group also aims to elevate the industry by providing relevant research data and information, conferencing opportunities and awards, thus being a repository of industry knowledge for members, a networking vehicle and a means of marketing and promoting members’ achievements to advertisers, readers and the community at large.
Magazine Publishers of
MPA is the industry association for consumer
magazines. Established in 1919, the MPA
represents more than 240 domestic publishing companies
with approximately 1,400 titles, more than 80
international companies and more than 100 associate
members. Staffed by magazine industry
specialists, the MPA is headquartered in New York
City, with an office of government affairs in
Association (Ireland): www.ppa.ie
The Periodical Publishers Association of Ireland is
the organisation of publishers of consumer, consumer
specialist, business and professional magazines in
Ireland (north and south). The aim of PPA is to
promote and protect the interests of magazine
publishers in general - and in particular those in
membership of the association.
Association (Scotland): www.ppa.co.uk/cgi-bin/wms.pl/169
PPA Scotland is the Scottish arm of the Periodical
Association (UK): www.ppa.co.uk
The organisation of magazines and B2B media in the UK.
A very extensive site, with much good
Publishers Australia: www.publishersaustralia.com.au
Formerly called Australian Business and
Specialist Publishers, their membership consists of the leading b2b, specialist b2c, custom and digital publishers in Australia, currently made up of over 120 publishing members and more than 30 associate members (printers, mail distribution, design houses, etc).
Society of Editors (NSW): www.editorsnsw.com
This editorially focused Australian group promotes
using editorial services, developing editing
standards, and exchanging and disseminating
information and ideas between editors. Membership
includes freelance and in-house editors working on
books, journals, magazines and corporate and public
sector productions, as well as indexers, proofreaders,
writers, translators, and others, among whom the
common bond is a dedication to language and effective
Society of National Association Publications (SNAP): www.snaponline.org
A Washington-D.C. area headquartered group that is a non-profit, professional society serving the needs of association publishers and communications professionals in the U.S. SNAP sponsors the annual EXCEL Awards and conducts publication management conferences and Lunch & Learn seminars. It also publishes a magazine for members, Association Publishing.
Society of Technical
Communication (STC): www.stc.org
This U.S.-based group is an individual membership
organization dedicated to advancing the arts and
sciences of technical communication. Its 25,000
members include technical writers and editors, content
developers, documentation specialists, technical
illustrators and Web designers/developers.
South Asian Journalists
A listing of full-time correspondents and producers
for North American media outlets in South Asia.
Southern African Freelancers
Association (SAFREA): www.safrea.co.za
Founded in 1999, SAFREA is a nonprofit, professional
organisation of freelance workers in the
communications field. Members are writers,
photographers, editors, proof-readers, graphic
designers, illustrators, researchers, translators, and
other experts in communication who offer a broad range
of skills and specialities.
World Association of Medical
WAME (pronounced "Whammy!") is a voluntary association
of editors from many countries who seek to foster
international cooperation among editors of
peer-reviewed medical journals.
Paul Conley: paulconley.blogspot.com
An excellent blog written by a b2b champion, full of
interesting information. Not afraid to tell it like it
B or not 2B — A Business
Media Blog: www.gridmediallc.com/bornot2b.html
"Thinking about business-to-business (b2b) media and
media in general. With random thoughts on technology,
writing and publishing." This blog, written by David
Shaw, is easy to digest and sprinkled with bits of
ASBPE Boston Chapter Blog: asbpeboston.blogspot.com
Providing "the latest on local and national ASBPE
activities and other items of interest to B2B
journalists in New England," this blog is primarily
run by Martha Spizziri, ASBPE's overall
Trade Pressed : tradepressed.com
Just a trade press editor, trying to hack her way through blogs, digital editions and "bonus content."
A blog launched by American Business Media; it has
begun to show some good reader interaction.
Asia Business Media: bsgasia.blogspot.com
Hong Kong-based Paul Woodward writes on B2B media in
Rex Hammock, president of a Nashville publisher, has
his say on media, blogging, and more.
Hugo E. Martin on Media,
Marketing & Internet: hemartin.blogspot.com
Blog by Berlin, Germany-based writer.
A somewhat sporadic blog written by a Mark Jones, an
Australian b2b editor now with the Australian
Financial Times. Focuses on "technology, media and
New Media Musings: www.newmediamusings.com/blog
Thoughts on new media from J.D. Lasica, a San
BtoB Media Business: www.btobonline.com
The magazine for business publishing executives. Claims to be the only publication focused exclusively on b2b, has more than 5,000 industry leaders as subscribers. Features the latest trends and analysis.
Columbia Journalism Review: www.cjr.org
Bills itself as "America's premier media monitor."
Produced by Columbia University's Graduate School of
Official publication of the Indianapolis-based Society
of Professional Journalists. Much of the focus is on
This Primedia magazine focuses on the magazine world,
both b2b and consumer.
Editors Only:: www.publishinghelp.com/editors
A newsletter dedicated to those interested in magazine
editing and editorial management .
JOBS / CAREER
This site is intended for young editors, "who are
looking to reach their dream magazine jobs by the year
2010." There is an interesting salary report, listings
of college chapters, and a description of their
popular 60-Minute-Mentor program.
Joblink for Journalists: newslink.org/newjoblinksearch.html
This simply designed job search tool allows user to
input as many details as desired, such as region,
experience, industry, and so forth. The downside is
that when we checked, the total listings were less
This well-designed site features hundreds of jobs
(almost 500 when we last checked), and works extremely
well. It is easy to navigate and refine
The Write Jobs: www.writejobs.com
This site focuses on journalism, media, publishing,
technical and medical writing jobs. When we searched,
there were less than 50 jobs total posted.
Indian Media Observer: www.chronosphere.biz/IMO
An independent overview of (and commentary on) the
growing Indian media community, b2b and beyond. Also
available is a free email newsletter put out by
Writing Assistance, Inc.: www.writingassist.com
A company that specializes in providing technical
writers for virtually any project. Their database
includes over 15,000 writers, and they also have a
focus on web content.
Publishing Speakers' Bureau: www.americanbusinessmedia.com/resources/speakers_bureau.cfm
A listing of available speakers from the b2b press,
maintained by American Business Media.
Minett Media: www.minettmedia.co.uk
This U.K.-based group is an independent editorial
production and placement agency, offering articles to
the trade press from a variety of business areas on a
Technical Editors' Eyrie: www.jeanweber.com
Various resources for technical editors
Write His Answer: www.writehisanswer.com
This site offers resources for Christian
Button Generator: www.buttongenerator.com
This ingenious site allows web designers to create
free custom buttons.
So, you want to be an
A "gentle introduction to the profession of editing"
from the Editors' Association of Canada. Offered in
English and French.
National Writers Union: www.nwu.org
The U.S.'s NWU is more than just another writers'
organization — it is the only labor union that
represents freelance writers in all genres, formats,
I Want Media: www.iwantmedia.com
A newsy site, with all sorts of media-related stories.
It focuses on diversified media news and resources,
and provides quick access to timely media news and
relevant industry data, updated throughout the
Networking used to be the name of the game at
Mediabistro, but this site has really evolved to be
all about community for media
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