Northern California Publishers and Authors (NCPA)
Supporting Independent Publishing in Northern California
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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.
ENTRIES 1 Jan - 31 Dec 2020 CLOSED 2020 PUBLISHED BOOK Competition CLOSED
27th (2020) Annual PUBLISHED BOOKS & 2nd year Anthology Risk-Taker AWARDS BANQUET
*5pm-9pm SUN 29 AUGUST 2021*
*CHERRY ISLAND GOLF COURSE ELVERTA CA* BANQUET TICKETS ONLY $30 open to the PUBLIC
Due to Coronavirus, we're temporarily doing ZOOM meetings. Once the quarantine lifts, we'll go back to regular meetings (LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED), but will ALSO continue with ZOOM, so those who can't make the regular meetings will still be able to attend.
* Unless things change, once regular meetings resume, we'll switch NCPA Thu night meetings to *
* 2pm-5pm'ish * 2nd Sunday of each month * LOCATION & DATE OF 1st MEETING TBD :
We won't know, until things start opening, where we'll settle.
Will report here as soon as we find out.
Due to Coronavirus, the rest of 2020 luncheon meetings AND ALL 2021 luncheon meetings will be CANCELED until further notice. We will NOT be doing ZOOM luncheon meetings.
NO Guest Speakers . . . just chit chat and other fun and/or informative, but mundane, writing stuff
3rd Wednesday of each month, 12:00N-2:00pm @ Denny's 3520 Auburn Blvd, Sacramento, CA
Members: visit our NCPA Discussion Forum!
Read the discussions and share information about writing and publishing. Tell us about your latest book or accomplishment.
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NCPA 2020 Anthologies:
DESTINATION: The World Vol 1 LAUNCHED 27 September 2020 Anticipated launch DESTINATION Vol 2 late MARCH 2021
HOLIDAYS 2020 is FILLED : Stay tuned for HOLIDAYS 2021, coming soon - CLICK HERE for both 2021 anthology applications
Launch 1st Annual ALL Holidays 2020 January 2021