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Northern California Publishers & Authors (NCPA) is an alliance of independent publishers, authors, and publishing professionals in Northern California.

Formed in 1991 as Sacramento Publishers Association, then expanded to Sacramento Publishers and Authors and eventually to NCPA, our purpose is to foster, encourage, and educate authors, small publishers, and those interested in becoming authors and publishers.

We support small indie presses, self-publishers and aspiring authors at our monthly meetings. Topics include self- and traditional publishing, editing, book design, tax & legal issues, and marketing.

Service providers who cater to the publishing industry – illustrators, cover designers, editors, etc. – are also invited to join NCPA as associate members.

Local affiliate of IBPA

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Get your NCPA Anthology books!

Samati Press has copies of all the NCPA anthologies.

Members with stories in the books get a free copy and may purchase others at a discount.

To arrange pickup or shipping and payment,

Email Sharon Darrow


Benefits of NCPA Membership

·      Informative monthly meetings to make you a better publisher and author

·      Networking with knowledgable peers

·      Monthly newsletter

·      Discounted entry in NCPA book awards

·      Your author/business information on NCPA website

·      Discounted membership in Independent Book Publishers Association (only $99 with NCPA member discount) and Association of Publishers for Special Sales

·      Eligible to win IBPA affiliate scholarship for free registration to Publishing University with an additional $500 stipend provided by NCPA to cover some of your travel costs

·      Member library of lecture CDs and MP3 files of all sessions at IBPA Publishing University

·      Use of NCPA logo at your website

·      Chance to have your work published FREE in NCPA anthologies, plus make money selling the anthology to your customers.


Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events

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Book Awards

Members and non-members are invited to enter their newly published books in our annual awards competition, and attend our banquet celebration.

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NCPA is a support network to help you create and market the best possible fiction or non-fiction book. Monthly meetings are the cornerstone of what we do.

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NCPA members may submit their work for publication in our short story anthologies.

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