Northern California Publishers and Authors (NCPA)
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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.
Thursday 8 August 2019 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
Working with Amazon* ~ if time, Amy will also touch on Marketing in general
*Perfect timing especially, for the 35 Authors with a story in NCPA's 1st Animal Anthology, Birds of a Feather, now available from the 35 Authors, and on Amazon. I believe that means we 35 now have the opportunity to sell it on Amazon, too? Amy can (and will) correct me if that's wrong … and hopefully those of us who have no idea what any of that means, might learn what and how to do it!? I highly recommend attendance of all Anthology Authors ... both Birds of a Feather, and those entering our 2nd one now in progress, MORE BIRDS OF A FEATHER, with a deadline submission date of 1 Oct 2019. More on that will also be discussed at this meeting.
2nd Thursday of each month, 6:30-8:30 PM in Sacramento, CA
Wed 15 August 2019 Lunchtime
NO Guest Speakers … just chit chat and & other fun &/or informative, but mundane writing stuff
3rd Wednesday of each month, 12:00-2:00 PM in Sacramento, CA
AVAILABLE VERY SOON!
Start now to get your story ready for our 2nd Anthology, "MORE Birds of a Feather"!
No definite deadline yet, but anticipated publication will be in time for Christmas.
The cover is still a work in progress.
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