Books Arriving For PNBA Display

Almost every day, we’re receiving notices of more books having arrived for display at the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Tradeshow at the end of the month.  As items come in, we will list them here. Look for the following:

From Patagonia Books, IBPA member
Closer to the Ground: Dylan Tomine, author
Paddling North: Audrey Sutherland, author; about kayaking up the Inside Passage
A Temporary Refuge: Lee Spencer, author: fish watch on the Umpqua River in Oregon
100 Favorite Climbs in North America: Fred Beckey, author
All of the above can be ordered through Publishers Group West/Ingram.

From Northwest author and IBPA member Shepherd Siegel
Disruptive Play
From the author:  Launch Party for this new title will be at West Seattle’s ArtsWest, 4711 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116 on Wednesday, September 26, at 6 p.m.

Want to add your books to the list? Here’s how.

Send Your Books In For PNBA Display

We are taking a full display booth for September’s Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association, September 28-30, in Tacoma. Authors and Publishers located in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana are welcome to send up to three books for display to: Book Publishers Northwest, 2212 Queen Anne Ave North #275, Seattle WA 98109.

If you are an Independent Book Publishers Association member, this display is free. If you are not an IBPA member, please include $10 (check made out to Book Publishers Northwest) to cover display costs. Checks made out to either other name (IBPA, PNBA, etc) will be discarded along with the books.

With your books, please include the following information:

  • Name of Northwest publisher if being submitted by publisher
  • Name of Northwest author if being submitted by author
  • Association – IBPA
  • Check for Book Publishers Northwest if not IBPA member
  • How your book can be purchased: Distributor or website address

Please remember that this is a show for booksellers and librarians, not the general public, and they are interested in how to order multiple copies.  We will not be selling books at this show but will have information out on how booksellers and librarians can contact you.

Books will not be returned. Authors and publishers attending PNBA are welcome to pick up their books on Sunday at the display.  Books left at the end of the day will be donated to the rural library drive hosted by PNBA.  For how to attend, see PNBA page.

If you would like to volunteer at this event or host a larger book give-away at our booth, please contact before September 15.

Books will be accepted at the address above until September 25.

PNBA’s Call For Authors Now Open

Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association is now accepting applications for being a featured author at the PNBA Fall Trade Show.

These keynote opportunities are intended for established and rapidly-rising regional and national talents. PNBA member bookseller input will be heavily considered in determining these lineups. Publishers are expected to pay a fee and provide free books for distribution at the event. Costs vary depending on the spot.

Proposals should be sent via email to Tradeshow Director, Greg Holmes: Please indicate author residence and provide links to author website, publisher listing, release date of the title, relevant reviews, and blurbs..

For more information, and detailed descriptions of each event, see the Author/Publicist page at

The list of proposed authors will be submitted to PNBA’s Bookseller Selection Committee, which will return a prioritized list by May 25. PNBA staff will begin sending invitations the week of June 4.

Yellowstone Treasures Nominated For Two Awards

Yellowstone Treasures, 5th edition

The updated fifth edition of Yellowstone Treasures (2017) is a finalist in both the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards and the Foreword INDIES Awards. ” I am pleased that this edition’s new cover, 65 new color photos, and geyser and wildlife updates have captured both IBPA’s and Foreword’s attention again this year,” said publisher Beth Chapple of Granite Peak Publications.

Since the first edition in 2002, author Janet Chapple has shared her lifelong love of Yellowstone. The guidebook has been favorably reviewed over the years in the Billings Gazette, Chicago Tribune, Escapees: Sharing the RV Lifestyle , Midwest Book Review and more

Epicenter Expands Through Acquisition

Epicenter Press, based in Washington and Alaska, has acquired Coffeetown Enterprises, LLC., which includes Coffeetown Press, Camel Press and Fanny Press imprints.  “We’re excited about the acquisition,” said Phil Garrett, president of Epicenter Press, in PNBA’s Footnotes. “This will allow us to publish in categories that weren’t currently represented in our line. It will also allow us to increase our title base and reach of the company.”

Local Resources To Check Out In 2018

Seattle Writergrrls, a co-host at several Book Publishers Northwest events, decided to close down their email list in November. As a parting message to subscribers, Jenny Hayes and Jenny Neill shared the following local and regional resources for everyone interested in writing and publishing.

“ Our main criteria for inclusion was that one or the other of us had a personal tie to [to the organization], and that we found some value in our associations with them,” wrote Neill.

Along with Book Publishers Northwest’s website, they recommended:

Hedgebrook – (nonprofit literary organization)

Hugo House – (classes/meetups with a headquarters reopening next year)

Lit Crawl Seattle –

Mineral School – (Founded by Jane Hodges)

Northwest Independent Editors Guild – (A great place to find editors and project managers for publishing projects)

Northwest Science Writers –

Pacific Northwest Writers Association –

Seattle Writers’ and Readers’ Network –

Society of Professional Journalists, Western Washington –

Society for Technical Communication, Puget Sound Chapter –

Surrey International Writers’ Conference – (Annual conference featuring diverse program and opportunities to pitch editors and agents)

Unchaste – (Reading series in Portland founded by Jenny Forrester)

Other members of Seattle Writergrrls recommended the following: –

Seattle7Writers –

EPIC Group –

Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI) –

New Releases by BPNW member Entre Ríos Books

Entre Ríos Books, a BPNW member, has released three new poetry books this fall. Like their other books, their focus is on collaboration and the books come with audio to listen to the authors read their work.

shurin_cover_front-only_flowers-and-skyFlowers & Sky: Two Talks by Aaron Shurin
This volume brings together two lectures and a suite of unpublished poems by one of our finest lyric and gay poets. These intimate talks use Shurin’s own work to illustrate the power and practice of image-making at the deepest level and contemplate a life made by and for art.  Laura Moriarty says of the book, “Old poets thinking to write their memoirs and young ones to assert their own poetics should take notice.”

zeller_alchemy_600x900Alchemy for Cells & Other Beasts by Maya Jewell Zeller & Carrie DeBacker
A full-color collaboration on the politicalization of women’s bodies. Spokane poet, Maya Jewell Zeller, and Seattle artist, Carrie DeBacker, crafted a work of anxious poetics and eco-feminism, much of it created after the election. This book includes a film response by CWU student, Rebecca Starkey, winner of the first ERB Emerging Visions Filmmaker Award, given to women filmmakers in Washington State secondary or college programs.

Mary’s Dust by Melinda Mueller with music by Lori Goldston
The long-awaited return by one of Seattle’s most intriguing writers, Mary’s Dust collects and reimagines the stories of Marys throughout history. From the Annunciation to Mary Wollstonecraft, from Typhoid Mary to September 11, 2001, this staggeringly intense and honed work is her first full- length collection since the ALA and Washington Book Award winning, What the Ice Gets. It ships with a digital download of a new cello suite by celebrated Seattle cellist, Lori Goldston.

About Entre Ríos Books
Entre Ríos Books is a small press in Seattle, Washington, with a focus on collaborations between West Coast poets and artists.