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Information about Changes at UNM Press


11th New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards
The 2017 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards
are open for entries from now until July 1, 2017.

2017-NM-AZBookAwards WINNER

2017 Entry Forms2017 eBook Entry Forms
2017 Judging Criteria2017 Categories

The results of the 2016 Book Awards program are available HERE!

2017 results will be available as of Sept 22!

10th Anniversary Book
A special commemorative book has been produced for the 10th Anniversary of the New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards. The 80 page book contains all the finalists and winners in the book awards program since 2007, a total of over 2,200 books are listed, as well as the current 2016 winners and finalists.The book was distributed free at the book awards banquet and is now available to all who wish to get a copy (while supplies last).


The only comprehensive book event calendar in the Southwest. Get more info on this by CLICKING HERE!

Promoting the Literary Diversity of New Mexico
Book Publishers & Authors & New Mexico Books

Welcome to New Mexico and Arizona's largest non-profit cooperative organization featuring New Mexico and Arizona books, publishers, and authors. We are a partnership of over 1,500 publishers and authors who are interested in showcasing and selling books about New Mexico, Arizona, and the Southwest. We showcase and sell books, and help people meet these goals. We invite any individuals actively engaged in publishing and authoring books to join any of our activities; there are no membership dues!

The meetings of the New Mexico Book Co-op are held at 12 noon at the Golden Corral on San Mateo in Albuquerque (next to Cliff's). People start gathering for lunch between 11 and 11:30am. Check the meeting schedule HERE.

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New Mexico Book Co-op
The New Mexico Book Co-op is a partnership of over 1,500 local authors and publishers. Our sole purpose is to showcase and sell local books. We have organized a variety of activities that allow local authors and publishers to promote their books and to make them available for sale to the public. We also have created several alliances with booksellers to showcase local books. All the Borders stores in New Mexico, for example, are displaying the winners in the New Mexico Book awards, sponsored by the New Mexico Book Co-op and several other organziations. Borders is also scheduling special book signing events for all these winners as a way of promoting local New Mexico books. The New Mexico Book Co-op has also arranged regular columns in several newspapers and magazines featuring local books; check out the Alibi and PrimeTime for examples of these regular information sources. The best part of all these activities from the New Mexico is that there are no membership dues. Anyone interested in local books can join in this partnership and participate in any or all of our activities.

The New Mexico Book Co-op received the 2005 Book In Hand Award from the New Mexico Book Association for significant contribution to bookselling in New Mexico. The New Mexico Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America awarded the New Mexico Book Co-op the 2005 Silver Cumbre Award for an exceptional Institutional Promotions Campaign. In addition to these two major awards, the Co-op has received seventeen major website awards.