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The Association has voting and non-voting members in the following categories.

VOTING MEMBERS

Foundation Member

Dues: $3,000 to $5,000 per year
Foundation members may elect to contribute at a particular level or pay according to the following scale.

  • Gross sales of $5 million+: $5,000
  • Gross sales of $3-5 million: $4,000
  • Gross sales up to $3 million: $3,000

Votes: Two votes plus one vote for every $1,000 up to seven total votes.

Benefits

  • Unlimited participation in any peer group meetings
  • Unlimited participation in annual awards plus one free submission with every paid submission.
  • 40% discount on booths at Mid-Atlantic Congress for Pastoral Leadership
  • Provide input for marketing, editorial, production, design, IT, heads-of-house, and accounting employee meetings
  • Member-wide, negotiated discounts from associate members and select service companies
  • Participation in all professional skills seminars (free)
  • Unlimited number of "positions available” listings on the ACP website job bank
  • Free banner ad on the ACP website
  • Participation in "Spirit of Books” catalog program (fee-based)
  • Links to major announcements or press releases distributed through ACP website and in monthly eNewsletter
  • Help in understanding licensing arrangements with the USCCB and their agencies

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Full Member

Dues: $1,500 to $2,500 per year

  • Gross sales of $5 million+: $2,500
  • Gross sales of $3-5 million: $2,000
  • Gross sales of $1-3 million: $1,500
  • Gross sales of $500,000-$1 million: $1,000
  • Gross sales of less than $500,000: $500

Votes: One vote for every $500 paid with a limit of five total votes

Benefits

  • Unlimited participation in any peer group meetings
  • Unlimited participation in annual awards.
  • 20% discount on booths at Mid-Atlantic Congress for Pastoral Leadership
  • Provide input for marketing, editorial, production, design, IT, heads-of-house, and accounting employee meetings
  • Member-wide, negotiated discounts from associate members and select service companies
  • Participation in all professional skills seminars (free)
  • Participation in "Spirit of Books” catalog program (fee-based)
  • Links to major announcements or press releases distributed through ACP website and in monthly eNewsletter
  • Help in understanding licensing arrangements with the USCCB and their agencies

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NON-VOTING MEMBERS

Associate Member

Definition

Those organizations that work with and support the Foundation and Full Members. They provide important services and need access in order to serve Foundation and Full Members well.

Must be actively engaged in vending their services to qualified publishers. Services provided by firms or individuals include art, design, recording, editing, distribution, or production services; composition; prepress; manufacturing; or other professional operations that relate to publishing.

Dues: Up to $5,000 per year

  • Gross sales of $50 million or more—$5,000
  • Gross sales of $10-$49 million—$3,000
  • Gross sales of $1-$9 million—$1,500
  • Gross sales of less than $1 million—Contact the executive director

Benefits

  • Participate in all professional skills seminars (free)
  • Links to major announcements or press releases distributed through ACP website and in monthly eNewsletter
  • Be eligible for discounted member rates for exhibit space at annual conference and advertising in program book.
  • Be the ACP’s preferred provider for member presentations on industry issues.
  • Access to ACP member mailing list two times each calendar year (free)
  • Sponsor peer group meetings
  • Online access to the full membership directory
  • Listing in the membership directory including a brief description of services or products
  • Participation in organizational conversations about the publishing industry
  • Access to members at annual conference

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Individual Member

An individual member is a non-corporate entity who wishes to attend ACP seminars and functions, has a past and present relationship with ACP members, and wishes to continue to dialogue about the future of Catholic publishing.

Dues: $100 per year

Benefits

  • Participate in all professional skills seminars (free)
  • Participate in appropriate peer group meetings
  • Listing in the membership directory including brief description of their services and products
  • Online access to the full membership directory
  • Receive regular eNewsletters

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