For Program Coordinators


2019-2020 JBC Network registration will open on January 10, 2019

For your reference, the complete guidelines, registration information, full calendar, and schedule for JBC Network membership and participation in the upcoming year can be found here:

JBC Network 2019-2020 Member Guidelines JBC Network 2019-2020 Member Guidelines (355 KB)

Registration instructions can be found here.


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 250 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 $645 (paid prior to 3/31/19) for the 2019 – 2020 year entitles you to:

  • Exclusive access to the JBC’s list of Jewish authors or authors on Jewish subjects with books published between June 2018 and December 2019.
  • Ability to invite an unlimited number of authors throughout the year for no honorarium. (Select authors require a predetermined honorarium or other conditions.) Scheduling is subject to authors’ availability; member sites are responsible for author’s travel and expenses and must host a book sale at author’s event.
  • An invitation to the JBC Network Conference at Hebrew Union College (HUC 1 W. 4th St.) in NYC, with presentations by over two hundred authors as well as opportunities for professional and lay development.
  • Exclusive consultation and support from the JBC Network staff.
  • Discounted admission to BookExpo America—this year in NYC , May 30-June 1
  • Access to the JBC Network community of JCCs, synagogues, Hillels, Federations, youth groups, and cultural centers hosting author programs.
  • Access to a password-protected website with book program resources.
  • Jewish Book Month Poster—sent to your site in the fall.
  • JBC’s annual journal, Paper Brigade
  • Discount on JBC’s READ ON: JEWISH AUTHOR SPEAKERS’ BUREAU
  • Your membership helps support of the mission of the Jewish Book Council to educate and enrich the Jewish community through literature.

The JBC Network Conference takes place May 21 – 23 at Hebrew Union College in New York City at 1 West 4th Street. Members in attendance receive Authors on Tour—a book available only to JBC Network members, which includes book descriptions, author bios, list prices, publication information, program ideas, and the author’s travel availability—and have the opportunity to hear from over 250 authors during five Meet the Author events at the Conference. 

For further information about JBC Network membership, please contact Suzanne Swift at (347) 871-3567 or suzanne@jewishbooks.org.