Northern California Publishers and Authors (NCPA)
Supporting Independent Publishing in Northern California

The ever-changing world of books: writing, publishing and being discovered

The book world is changing. More books are being published than ever before. Independent booksellers are becoming popular again. Borders is long gone. Amazon is the elephant in the room. Sales of e-books have peaked, and prices for e-books from New York publishers are fetching top dollar. Readership is down, book discovery tools are expanding. Books are now apps, and apps are now books. E-books have videos, and some paper novels have gone graphic. Confused? Don’t be.

Northern California Publishers & Authors is here supporting authors, indie publishers, self-publishers, and the publishing industry in the expansive region of Northern California. Want answers to your self-publishing questions? Want to connect with experienced, publishing professionals? Come to one of our monthly meetings. Seeking recognition for your recently published book? Enter our book contest. Need a speaker for your event? Look over a list of authors who can speak at your meeting, conference, or luncheon.  Need access to resources, articles and publishing tips? Join our professional network of authors and publishers.

We invite you to explore. Join us, so we can help you with your questions about publishing, becoming an author, the craft of writing, editing, layout, book cover design, ISBNs, CreateSpace, IngramSpark, audio books, print-on-demand publishing, literary agents, distributors, printing, marketing – even how to sign your books when they hit the market.

Application NO LONGER being accepted for 25th annual NCPA Book Awards

DEADLINE: 15 FEB 2019 has passed ~~ record 38 books entered 

See you at the Banquet Sunday 14 April 2019 ~ info in box below

Click here for details  These rules will apply for next year's Book entry ~ get your book published now in 2019 for our 2020 Awards

$30 Banquet tickets for NCPA Book Awards and Charity dinner

DEADLINE 10 APR 2019 

Click here for details        Don't forget to mark regular or vegan


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Next NCPA monthly meeting:

Thursday 11 April 2019 6:30-8:30 PM
**Denny's at Watt & Auburn**

Chrissi Villa's report on IBPA Conference plus

State of NCPA - How things are going (great!)

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2nd Thursday of each month, 6:30-8:30 PM in Sacramento, CA


Next NCPA monthly luncheon:

Wednesday 20 March 2019 12Noon Lunchtime Meeting

NO GUEST SPEAKER

          Please RSVP normathornton@yahoo.com.  If we don't have enough participation for Wed, the meeting will be canceled.  An email will be sent to advise.

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3rd Wednesday of each month, 12:00-2:00 PM in Sacramento, CA


 Submissions no longer accepted for NCPA's 1st Animal Anthology ~ 35 received ~     start now to get your story ready for our 2nd Anthology, DATES & info coming soon! 

OK to use the details below as a base to go by for next one, but some rules will change.

1 March 2019 DEADLINE for this one HAS ENDED


                                                                        Click here for details


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