The purpose of LDSPPA is to provide support and networking for Latter-day Saint publishing professionals and for students and others considering a career in publishing. We hope to attract more Latter-day Saints to publishing careers and to help Latter-day Saints already in publishing connect with and support each other, become more successful, and have greater positive impact in the world. No organization currently exists that fulfills these functions.

LDSPPA’s focus is not on publishing about Mormon topics because that is already the focus of other organizations. Instead, LDSPPA will focus on opportunities and challenges for LDS publishing professionals, their professional development, careers in publishing, and education to prepare for publishing careers—rather than on the content of what is being published.