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.

Applications are now being accepted for NCPA Book Awards!
For the first time, e-books may compete.

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Next NCPA monthly meeting:

Thursday 14 February 2019 6:30-8:30 PM
**Denny's at Watt & Auburn**

Chris Rice from California Department of Tax & Fee Administration (used to be SBOE)

Click here for details

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


Next NCPA monthly luncheon:

Wednesday 17 January 2019 12Noon Lunchtime Meeting


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

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


Members: Are you wondering how to use the new website to communicate with other members (in the forums) and to share your profile information? Courtesy of Sharon Darrow, here's a step by step primer, with pictures, of how to log in, and more.

New NCPA website primer.pdf

Need a speaker for your event or group?

An NCPA author / publisher may have exactly the expertise you're looking for.

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