For Program Coordinators
If you would like to become a 2013-14 JBC Network member, please email Emma Morgenstern.
Through the JBC Network program, the Jewish Book Council is able to provide extensive resources to the program coordinators of Jewish book festivals, speakers’ series, and cultural events. These services include introduction to authors interested in touring Jewish book programs, book program consultation, and professional networking. Each year, over 200 authors register for the JBC Network program. These authors, under the special terms of the JBC Network, travel without an honorarium to JBC Network member sites . The hosting venue covers all author travel expenses, and each event must include and promote a book sale.
Your organization’s membership dues of $562 per year entitles you to:
• an invitation to the JBC Network Conference (June 2-4), where you'll attend presentations by over 200 authors and professional development sessions (separate registration fee)
• full access to JBC Network authors for events at your local venue
• discounted admission to BookExpo America (immediately preceding the JBC Network Conference)
• free consultation with Jewish Book Council staff
• access our password-protected JBC Network resource center on the website
• a subscription to Jewish Book World, the JBC’s quarterly magazine
• a Jewish Book Month kit (includes Jewish Book Month posters and bookmarks)
Download the complete JBC Network membership guidelines:
2013-14 JBC Network Site Guide (206 KB)
For further information about JBC Network membership, please contact Emma Morgenstern at 212-786-5158 or email@example.com.
2013-14 JBC Network Calendar
February: JBC Network membership dues payment/registration and JBC Network Conference registration open.
March 31: JBC Network membership turns over.
April 1: JBC Network dues deadline.
April 16: Late fee for JBC Network Conference registration kicks in ($100/person).
May 15: JBC Network Conference registration closes.
Late May: JBC Network sites attending the conference or who have ordered separately receive a set of books to their home communities.
June 2-4: Annual JBC Network Conference for JBC Network members only. As part of the conference, the Jewish Book Council presents authors who will be available for Network tours in the upcoming year.
June 4-18: Members have a reading period, during which they review the JBC Network authors and books in order to put together their author request list.
June 18: Author requests from JBC Network members are due to the Jewish Book Council offices at 9am EST.
June 18-completion: Jewish Book Council staff schedules hundreds of author events based on the requests received; first choices are considered and honored whenever possible.
Late June-early August: JBC Network members confirm the schedules sent to them by Jewish Book Council, before being sent on to the authors for their approval. Once confirmed by the author, the schedule is considered final. An official confirmation letter is sent out to both JBC Network sites and authors when the complete schedules are finalized. These must be signed and returned. In addition to confirming schedules, these letters provide contact information (email addresses) for the authors and notes about their needs. JBC Network travel agents begin booking flights as soon as schedules are finalized and confirmation letters are signed.
August-May: JBC Network members host authors in their communities. Members may make additional author requests throughout the year by emailing Emma Morgenstern.