Membership Application

Thank You for Supporting Your
Independent Online Bookseller!

Membership year runs July 1st through June 30th. Yearly membership for regular Voting Members is $35.00, and for Associate Members (non-voting) is $20.00 (all Association business will be voted upon and conducted by Voting Members only). This entitles you to educational programs, participation in Member services programs, subscription to our online newsletter "IOBA News," one free copy of the Membership Directory, appropriate inclusion (for Voting Members only) on our web site with links to your site and/or your inventory, participation in featured dealer and/or book promotions on our site (for Voting Members only), participation in a feedback program designed to increase buyer trust (for Voting Members only), access to our bibliographic archives, and other benefits as they become available. There is only one Voting Member per business; those individuals associated with a Voting or Associate Member who also wish to be Associate Members may do so at a membership fee of $20.00 per year. Those persons wishing to receive just our mailings and newsletters may do so for $10.00 per year.

Please print out this page and return to the address below.

NOTE: Applicants must read the required material immediately below, and check this box before proceeding:

I have read the Code of Ethics and Mission Statement, and agree to the goals and standards stated therein. I understand that the IOBA Association is owned and operated by Voting Members only.______

(please check one)

Voting * ______@ $35.00 per year
Associate ______@ $20.00 per year
Additional Associates/Same Co. as a Voting or Associate Member: ______(specify number) @ $20.00 per year each
Newsletter/Mailing Subscription only______@ $10.00 per year

* Voting members must be one of the following. 1) the owner of an independently owned and operated online bookselling business, 2) owner of substantial interest in an independently owned and operated online bookselling business, or 3) management level employee in an independently owned and operated online bookselling business.

(NOTE: Physical bookstores are welcome providing they have books listed online.)

Total Enclosed $__________

Please make checks payable to "IOBA". Your cancelled check will be your receipt.


Date __________ _____New _____ Renewal
Name _____________________________________
Company _____________________________________
Address _____________________________________
City / State / Zip _____________________________________
Phone _____________________________________
Fax _____________________________________
Email _____________________________________
Website/Inventory URL  _____________________________________
NOTE: Voting Members must provide information for linking from the IOBA site to their online book inventories.

(NOTE: Individual figures are kept strictly confidential and will never be sold, disclosed, or used outside of IOBA.)

(A) Average number of titles in inventory ___________

(B) Are you a General Business ______ OR a Specialty Business ______

If you are a General Business, please list up to three areas of concentration:

1) ___________________ 2) ___________________ 3) ___________________

If you are a specialty business, please check the following that are applicable:

____ARCs/Proofs ____Genealogy ____Polar Regions
____Africa ____Geography ____Political Science
____Americana ____Graphic Design Reference ____Pop-Up Books/Moveables
____Animal Topics ____Holidays ____Pseudonymns
____Antiques/Collectibles ____Horror ____Psychiatry/Psychology
____Architecture/Design ____Humor/Satire ____Nature Publishing
____Art ____Law/Legal ____History Religion/Inspiration
____America ____Literature ____Romance
____Associations & Organizations ____Media/Communications ____Science/Technology
____Audio Books ____Medicine/Health ____Science Fiction
____Australia/New Zealand ____Miniature Books ____Self Help
____Biographies ____Miscellaneous ____Signed Books
____Albums ____Modern Firsts ____Social Sciences
____Books into Films ____Music/Dance/Opera ____South/Centra Asia
____Business & Industry ____Mystery/Crime ____Sports/Recreation
____Canadiana ____Natural History ____Text Books
____Cartography/Maps ____Nautical/Maritime ____Theatre
____Entertainment ____New Age/Metaphysics ____Trade Catalogs
____Ephemera ____North American ____Travel/Transportation/Exploration
____Erotica ____Nutrition ____Vintage/Collectible Paperbacks
____Europe ____Ocean/Seas ____War/Military
____Fantasy ____Periodicals ____Westerns
____Fashion/Design ____Philosophy ____Women
____Fiction First Editions ____Photography/Photographs ____Other____________________
____Gardening/Plants ____Poetry ____Other____________________
____Gay/Lesbian Lit

(C) Inventory System Used & Location ______________________________________

(D) _____Single Independent Store
     _____Multiple Location Store (# of stores ______)
     _____Online bookstore only

(E) Services Offered:
     _____Special Orders
     _____In-Store Events
     _____Catalog: _____Printed _____Online
     _____Out-of-Print Searches


_____Bookseller  _____Mail Order _____Prospective Bookseller
_____Book Scout _____Sales Rep _____Publisher
_____Wholesaler _____Sideline/Service/Supply vendor
_____Media _____Literary Agent _____Library
_____Author/Illustrator _____Publicist/Marketing Specialist

Thank you for your interest. You will notified upon acceptance of your application.

Please print out this page (right click & "print" in IE, or simply "print" in Netscape (it should detect the frame & print appropriately)) and return your completed application and check to:

c/o Sally Hollingsworth
430 Borden Road
San Marcos, CA 92069

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