6/13/22 - A note from the MBR Board of Directors:
Magazines and Books at Retail Association (MBR) will be ceasing most operations as of June 30. MBR was created in 2016 out of the consolidation of the 50-year-old International Periodical Distributors Association (IPDA) and the 57-year-old Periodical and Book Association of America (PBAA). MBR’s board is grateful to all members for their continued support. However, the consolidation of publishers and distributors has accelerated in recent years, and has now reached a tipping point in terms of the association’s sustainability.
The board encourages all publishers to work with their distributors to continue MBR’s important missions of advocating for the industry, shaping and maintaining best practices and providing sound, relevant research data as a basis for decisions and strategies in the retail sector.
The board would like to thank Jerry Lynch, Jose Cancio, Matt Herman and Karlene Lukovitz for their many years of service to our industry, as well as express sincere appreciation to all of those who, over many years, devoted time and resources as board and association members of PBAA, IPDA and MBR.
While there will still be some ongoing operations until December 31, 2022 (particularly maintaining Syndigo e-commerce for participating publishers) most other functions will end as of June 30, 2022.
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