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.

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.


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.

BPNW Displays Members’ Books At Two Events This Fall

PNBATacoma_2016Book Publishers Northwest will have a booth at the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Trade Association’s fall show in Tacoma, Washington. This “for the trade only” event brings together Northwest booksellers, librarians, publishers, and sales representatives for three days of discussion and dessert. The 2016 PNBA Tradeshow takes place September 30 through October  2 at the Hotel Murano.

PNBA Tradeshow Schedule
Friday, September 30
• Educational Day (full day of workshops and presentations)
• Authors On The Map Lunch
• Dinner at the Kids’ Table
• Nightcapper Party

PNBA raffle prize winner with booth volunteer Posy Gering.
Taking selfies with booksellers. Photo from booth volunteer Posy Gering at 2014 PNBA Tradeshow.

Saturday, October 1
• Book & Author Breakfast
• Exhibition
• Feast of Authors
• Sweet & Greet Party

Sunday, October 2
• Book & Author Breakfast
• Exhibition
• Hold On, I’m Coming Lunch

BPNW members received a letter this summer about volunteering to staff the BPNW booth at the exhibition. Volunteers will receive a tradeshow badge that allows them into all educational sessions and the exhibition (meals must be purchased separately). This annual event is an excellent way for small publishers and local authors to network with neighborhood bookstores and regional library systems.

wordstockredchairIn November, BPNW and the Northwest Editors Guild will share a booth at Wordstock, Portland’s book fair, on November 5. This literary event is open to the general public.

Information about other Fall meetings will be published later this month.

Pacelli Publishing Announces 27th Title In Six-Word Series

PicturePacelli Publishing recently announced the publication of the 27th book in their Six-Word Lessons series, Six-Word Lessons for Successful Triathletes. Written by Lance Carter, a triathlon coach and owner of the Everyday Athlete store in Kirkland, his personal mission is “to inspire people to live more fulfilling lives through exercise and mindset elevation.” Six-Word Lessons for Successful Triathletes is designed to speed up the learning curve of competing in three separate sports: running, swimming, and bicycling.

Pacelli Publishing is a family service company that edits and publishes books through Createspace, Kindle and Smashwords. Their Six-Word Lessons series feature 100 short lessons about any topic.

Sno-Isle Libraries Seek Workshop Proposals

Sno-Isle Libraries are seeking proposals for a series of workshops, classes, lectures, and presentations called “Write Now: Write, Revise, Publish, and Find an Audience.” Proposals can cover any step of the writing and publishing process from any perspective (traditional publishing, indie/self-publishing, fiction, non-fiction, author, agent, bookseller, marketing, etc.). The strongest proposals will be included in a course list that 21 community libraries in the Sno-Isle system can select to book at their locations. Selected proposals must include clearly measurable learning outcomes that can be measured in a post-event survey.

Edmonds Library is one of the Sno-Isles Libraries.

Sno-Isle is hoping to sponsor between 15 to 20 sessions between October and December 2016. If successful, Sno-Isle will continue to offer the Write Now series through 2017.

Proposals will only be accepted through the online Request for Proposals form. Proposals for fall sessions are due July 20. Sessions should range between one and four hours. If you are interested in offering a longer session or if you have any additional questions, please contact Jackie Parker, MLIS, Lead Librarian for Readers’ Services for Sno-Isle Libraries.

Sno-Isle Libraries serve residents in Washington’s Snohomish and Island counties through 21 community libraries, online services, and Library on Wheels.

8 Easy Steps to Turn Readers into Clients

Based on her book, Say it Simply, our speaker Nina Durfee guides authors and publishers through clear, concise, and fearless expression of your genius to hoist you above the crowd and compel readers to eagerly engage with you. This formula applies not only for your book, but for your blog, website, newsletters, email campaigns, and marketing materials.

Our June 27 meeting starts at 6 pm in Room 221 at Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside N, Seattle.

Book Publishers Northwest’s meetings are free and open to anyone interested in the business of book publishing. Free parking is available on site. Smoking and alcohol are prohibited anywhere on the Good Shepherd Center premises by the landlord Historic Seattle.

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Editor, author, and book coach Nina Durfee guides independent business owners to gain visibility and credibility through written content that is clear, concise, and compelling.

She edits, writes, coaches, and gardens (in fair weather) from her home in Duvall, Washington. Visit her at www.ninadurfee.com.