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.

ENTRY CLOSED FOR 2019 PUBLISHED BOOKS-Awards Banquet 27 Sep 2020 


*5pm-9pm SUN 27 SEPTEMBER 2020 


2020 *27th Book Awards Competition & Entry Deadline COMING SOON 

Same rules will apply for next year's book entry, BUT NEED TO BE UPDATED.

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Next NCPA monthly meeting:

          Due to the Coronavirus, both March and April 2020 meetings have been canceled                                                                                    Will let you know about May closer to that time                                                APRIL MEETING  CANCELED 

 NCPA's 26th BOOK AWARDS BANQUETpreviously scheduled for Sun 26 April 2020 has been RESCHEDULED for 5pm-9pm SUNDAY 27 SEPTEMBER 2020 

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2nd Thursday of each month, 6:30-8:30 PM Denny's 3520 Auburn Blvd Sacto (Watt Av @ I-80)


Next NCPA monthly luncheon:


 No Speaker * just chit chat & other fun &/or informative, but mundane writing stuff

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3rd Wed each month, 12:00 noon-2:00PM Denny's 3520 Auburn Blvd Sacto (Watt Av @ I-80)

Members: visit our NCPA Discussion Forum!

Read the discussions, share information about writing and publishing, and tell us about your latest book or accomplishment.

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Submissions now open for NCPA's 2020 "Travel-Vacation-theme" Anthology! 

Soft Deadline: June 30, 2020

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Anticipated launch date 6 December 2020


          AVAILABLE NOW from all 35 Authors, or  NOW ON KINDLE


AVAILABLE NOW from all 31 Authors, or  NOW ON KINDLE


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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Upcoming events

  • *NCPA 26th ANNUAL BOOK AWARDS BANQUET * 5pm-9pm Sunday 27 SEPTEMBER 2020 ~ Cherry Island Golf Course, Elverta CA EVERYONE WELCOME ~ Buffet Tickets $30 each * Purchase tickets at * Ticket DEADLINE Sun 13 September 2020. Find more info on website **** 2020 NCPA Anthology : DESTINATION: The World, Vol 1 & Vol 2 ~ Entry DEADLINE 30 JUN 2020 ** Must be a current NCPA member to enter ($40/year) More info on main page of website




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