Benefits of Membership

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Why should YOU join UPPAA?


Below you’ll find a list of membership benefits, but most members would agree that the support, wisdom, fellowship, and friendships formed are the most beneficial perks of joining this friendly organization. In addition, as a member, you’ll also receive access to the following:


  • Annual UPPAA Spring Conference in Marquette with keynotes by breakout authors and publishing industry experts (attendance is FREE! for members)
  • Access to exclusive UPPAA workshops, such as the NEW Fiction Writing Workshop
  • Network and enjoy fun and fellowship (and good food!) with other UPPAA authors at our annual Fall Picnic
  • Receive our information-packed quarterly newsletter The Written Word
  • Submit your author news (about your personal experiences writing, publishing, marketing, selling  your books) to The Written Word to be shared with membership and on our blog
  • Enjoy substantial discounts on membership in national publisher associations (PMA and SPAN)
  • Learn from other members via our members-only email forum discussion groups
  • List your books in the online catalog (membership required)
  • Submit original short pieces to the U.P. Reader (membership required)
  • Use our online resources:
    • Upcoming events information
    • Promotion of member books and events on UPPAA social media
    • Publishing/writing resources
    • Recommended publishing/writing/marketing books
    • Calendar of upcoming book shows, events, and awards
    • Past-event photo archives
    • Newsletter archives
  • Exchange website links with other UPPAA members
  • Display books at at UPPAA meetings and other U. P. book events
  • Learn self-publishing do’s and don’ts and share lessons learned

Download our Membership Brochure or register online today

One Comment

  1. Laurelle Parent

    I would like to know how I can register for the conference coming up on May 20th, 2017, I live in Marquette and I just applied for membership and have not heard anything on that as well. Could you please tell me what I need to do.
    Thank you,
    Laurelle A. Parent

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