October 24: Short Runs and Print-On-Demand

Our October session on the options for printing limited quantities of a title or using print-on-demand technology will be led by Mike Johnson of Edwards Brothers Malloy. This book production company handles large runs of thousands of copies for publishers but also has expanded its short-run manufacturing and print-on-demand services in the last decade.

mike-04Learn more about how even the largest company can help small publishers create the right number of books. Johnson has spent the last 15 years working with both large and small publishers as well as single title authors. As an account representative for Edwards Brothers Malloy, he covers the entire west coast (OR, WA, CA, HI, NV, NM, AZ). He currently serves on the board of Bookbuilders West.

The October 24 meeting takes place from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Good Shepherd Center, room 221, 4649 Sunnyside N., Seattle, Washington. There is free parking on site.

More on Edwards Brothers Malloy

Edwards Brothers Malloy serves publishers of all sizes but also self-published authors as well. Specialists in short-run manufacturing, the company has one of the largest digital print operations in the industry, with 10 locations in North America and the United Kingdom. For longer runs, they have the largest fleet of Timsons web presses in the United States and numerous sheetfed presses. They also offer distribution services for smaller publishers as well as global printing and distribution through our gps Global Print Solutions partnership. Combined, Edwards Brothers Malloy offers publishers a single print supply chain solution.

Since its founding, thousands of men and women have taken their place on the Edwards Brothers Malloy team, including former President of the United States Gerald R. Ford, who worked for the former Edwards Brothers while attending the University of Michigan. Currently they have over 900 employees and generate revenues in excess of 115 million dollars annually.

IBPA’s Pub U Comes To The Northwest

Portland’s Benson Hotel

Throughout the weekend at BPNW’s booth at PNBA’s Fall Tradeshow, local publishers were excited to pick up information on IBPA’s Publishing University. For the first time in many years, “Pub U” is heading back to the Northwest. In April, it will be held at the historic Benson Hotel in Portland, Oregon. Look for seminars on book publicity in the digital age, ways to find new readers, effective and efficient editing, how to build an author brand, and more.

The 2017 Publishing University scholarship application is now open. IBPA hopes to support at least one winner from each affiliate in 2017…that means at least one member of Book Publishers Northwest may qualify for free admission to Pub U in Portland.

Application: http://www.publishinguniversity.org/scholarship


New From Entre Rios Books: The After

theafter_coverBPNW member, Entre Rios Books, is pleased to announce The After, the first book by Seattle poet, Melinda Mueller, since her Washington State Book Award for What the Ice Gets. This book-length poem is a sorrowing for the world we will alter and leave unseen. A meditation on extinction and the anthropocene, it blends science and poetry with the urgency of heartbreak.

Interspersed with the poem is the stunning Arctic art of Karinna Gomez, a printmaker currently teaching in University of Alaska-Fairbanks and represented by Davidson Galleries.

The book ships with a CD including music commissioned by the critically regarded Seattle experimental jazz duo, Syrinx Effect (Kate Olson and Naomi Siegel), in addition to Ms. Mueller’s reading of the book and a field recording of an extinct sparrow.

This is an important new work by Northwest artists responding to the Sixth Extinction.

The After
Publication Date: September 27, 2016 $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-692-52843-1
72 pages, paper, PUR bound. http://entreriosbooks.com/product/the-after/

Interior of The After. Check the publisher's website for more information.
Interior of The After. Check the publisher’s website for more information.

Upcoming Events

The After: meet the publisher at Pacific Northwest Bookseller’s Association Tradeshow, Sunday, October 2, in BPNW’s booth.

The After: Book Launch. Saturday, October 8th. Seattle Academy. 7 pm https://www.facebook.com/events/1657034167958917/
Karinna Gomez: Artist Reception. Sunday, October 9th, Davidson Galleries. 1 pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/271533436572844/

Poetry in Collaboration: The Making of The After. Friday, November 11. Open Books, 7 pm.

Interior page of The After with illustration by Karinna Gomez.

About Entre Rios Books

This poetry press is based in Seattle, Washington. They publish collaborations between poets and artists of all types, with a focus on Northwest writers and artists. They also have an interest in publishing contemporary Argentinian poetry in translation and supporting writers with an interest in Argentinian culture and Jewish history in Latin America. The After is their third book. Forthcoming books in 2017 include work by Eli Briskin, Maya Jewell Zeller, Carrie DeBacker, Christine Deavel and J.W. Marshall.

For more information about the press, please see: www.entreriosbooks.com.

Ready For PNBA Saturday and Sunday

Fortified by a day of education and a quick trip through the desserts bar at the end of the evening, Book Publishers Northwest is ready for Saturday and Sunday’s trade show at the Hotel Murano in Tacoma, WA.


Above are just a few of the titles on display. We want to thank the following volunteers for making this weekend possible:

Rosemary Jones, Phoebe Matthews, Pete Kahle, Kimberley Bouchard, Nancy Burkhalter, JoAnne Lake, Kathryn Dennis, Casey Decker, Judith Jones, Waverly Fitzgerald, Martha Crites, Lani Jacobsen, Beth Chapple,  Knox Gardner, and Melinda Mueller. If you haven’t picked up your badge yet, it is waiting for you at the entrance to the trade show.

At the BPNW booth, just inside the front entrance and next to Idyll Arbor’s display, there will be the following book signings this weekend:

Saturday, 10 am, JoAnne Lake
Saturday, 12 pm, Kimberley Bouchard
Saturday, 2 pm, Martha Crites

Sunday, 11 am or 12 pm, Melinda Mueller

See you there!

Wordstock Announces 100+ Authors

Wordstock: Portland’s Book Festival, returning November 5, will feature more than 100 authors (see complete list below) writing in all genres and for all ages. Wordstock also offers a series of writing workshops for adults and free workshops for youth. Book Publishers Northwest will share a booth with Editors Guild Northwest at this literary event in Oregon. Our participation will be part of the discussion at our Sept. 26 meeting.

Advance tickets for Wordstock cost $15 and are on sale now at the Literary Arts website ($18 day of). Students with a valid high school ID can attend for free. Stay connected to all the events on Twitter and Facebook by using #WordstockPDX.


Sept. 26 Publishers Roundtable: Discussion of PNBA Fall Trade Show

PNBATacoma_2016At Book Publishers Northwest’s September meeting, we’ll collect books for display* at PNBA Fall Trade Show October 1 and 2. Booth volunteers for the show are encouraged to attend this meeting to hear more about all the books on display and receive talking tips from members dropping off books.

Those who have never attended a trade show can ask for insights from those who have been to several. Learn more about PNBA’s education day on Sept. 30.

The meeting takes place from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Good Shepherd Center, room 221, 4649 Sunnyside N., Seattle, Washington. There is free parking on site.

*Book display is limited to 2016 members. Members can bring their 2016 dues, $50, to the meeting if not paid yet.