Why Join?

Simply put, because the more of us there are, the more we can improve the work and ministry of us all.

More specifically, association members told us that these are some of the reasons why they are members of ACP:

  • Strong history of peer meetings, especially among the heads-of-house, finance officers, and marketing directors
  • Professional and social programs sponsored by the Association at the Los Angeles Congress and at the Membership Meeting
  • Success of the Mid-Atlantic Congress and its role in shaping pastoral leadership
  • Number of opportunities for networking within Catholic publishing
  • Diversity of the member publishers
  • Financial viability of the organization
  • Different membership categories bring diverse and important voices to the table
  • Strong sense of collegiality
  • Respect for the breadth and diversity of the Catholic tradition
  • Have the ability and desire to advocate for the needs of all of the members in various settings

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Member Categories and Benefits

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

Voting Members

  • Foundation Member
  • Full Member

Non-Voting Members

  • Associate Member
  • Individual Member

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.
  • 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)
  • Free banner ad on the ACP website
  • 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

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.
  • 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)
  • 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

Non-Voting Members

ASSOCIATE MAMBER

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

INDIVIDUAL MEMBER

Definition: 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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