The JBC Net­work — with rough­ly 120 mem­ber orga­ni­za­tions across North Amer­i­ca, includ­ing JCCs, syn­a­gogues, Hil­lels, Jew­ish Fed­er­a­tions, and cul­tur­al cen­ters — gives over 250 authors a plat­form for shar­ing their books each year.

Each spring, Jew­ish Book Coun­cil holds a con­fer­ence for JBC Net­work mem­ber sites and authors. The event includes the chance to hear a two-minute pitch from each par­tic­i­pat­ing author, as well as work­shops for mem­ber sites on run­ning suc­cess­ful book events. Fol­low­ing the event, JBC Net­work sites make author event requests and Jew­ish Book Coun­cil coor­di­nates sched­ul­ing. Jew­ish Book Coun­cil coach­es authors for their pitch­es, and pro­vides book pro­gram con­sul­ta­tion for mem­ber sites through­out the year.

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Infor­ma­tion for Authors and Publishers

The JBC Net­work offers authors a unique plat­form to pro­mote their book to a tar­get­ed Jew­ish audi­ence. The pro­gram con­nects authors to JBC Net­work mem­ber sites across North Amer­i­ca at Jew­ish Book Coun­cil’s annu­al Net­work Con­fer­ence each spring. Fol­low­ing the con­fer­ence, Net­work sites make author event requests and Jew­ish Book Coun­cil coor­di­nates all event logis­tics. JBC Net­work mem­ber sites cov­er trav­el and lodg­ing expens­es and host a sale of the author’s book at the event in their com­mu­ni­ty, but the author receives no hon­o­rar­i­um for their appear­ance. Authors are not guar­an­teed events. Par­tic­i­pat­ing authors are includ­ed in Jew­ish Book Council’s annu­al Authors on Tour book which is dis­trib­uted to all JBC Net­work mem­ber sites and receive expo­sure on the Jew­ish Book Coun­cil website.

Infor­ma­tion for Event Coordinators

As a JBC Net­work mem­ber site you get access to Jew­ish Book Coun­cil’s net­work of Jew­ish-inter­est authors, as well as exten­sive resources for run­ning Jew­ish book fes­ti­vals, speak­ers’ series, and cul­tur­al events, includ­ing book pro­gram con­sul­ta­tion and pro­fes­sion­al net­work­ing. Mem­ber­ship addi­tion­al­ly includes a dis­count on book­ing authors through our Read On pro­gram, and dis­count­ed admis­sion to Book­Ex­po America.

At the JBC Net­work Con­fer­ence held each spring, over 250 authors make two-minute pitch­es for their book. An infor­mal recep­tion fol­lows the con­clu­sion of the pitch­es that allows authors and coor­di­na­tors to meet. Fol­low­ing the event, sites sub­mit their author requests and Jew­ish Book Coun­cil coor­di­nates events. Sites do not pay an hon­o­rar­i­um for authors who do an event, but must cov­er an author’s trav­el and lodg­ing expens­es and host a sale of the author’s book.

If you are a cur­rent Net­work mem­ber site, you can find mem­ber-only resources using the Mem­ber Site Resources” link found above.