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

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 start connecting 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, LightningSpark, audio books, print-on-demand publishing, literary agents, distributors, printing, marketing – even how to sign your books when they hit the market.

NCPA Book Awards

Did you publish a book in 2015?
Enter the annual NCPA Book Awards competition
Click here for details
Entry deadline (February 15, 2016) is fast approaching!

Next NCPA monthly meeting:


Thursday, February 11, 2016, 6:30-8:30 PM

Alvaro Hernandez, CA Franchise Tax Board

State Taxes for Publishers and Authors

Now the 2nd Thursday of each month, 6:30-8:30 PM in Roseville, CA

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