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PPN Post and Updates / September 2, 2020



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Creating Books in 2020, The New Normal, with Kelly Booth

Interview with Kelly Booth, Creative Director, Ten Speed Press By Jennifer Durrant Our world has shifted in significant ways since the pandemic emerged in March. Then the needle moved even further away from “before” to a whole new normal in June with Black Lives Matter protests erupting across the nation. As a freelance book designer […]

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Creating Books in 2020, The New Normal, with Jelani Memory

Interview with Jelani Memory, Publisher and Author, A Kids Book About By Jennifer Durrant Our world has shifted in significant ways since the pandemic emerged in March. Then the needle moved even further away from “before” to a whole new normal in June with Black Lives Matter protests erupting across the nation. As a freelance […]

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Call for Action in Publishing | June 8, 2020



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CWC SF | Book Coaching – The New Edit

September 23, 2020

Book coaching may not be a new concept, but it is growing as a modern editorial service. Editors are most traditionally known for the work they do on finished manuscripts. But the development of writing as a teachable craft, and not just a talented specialty, has created a need for editors who help writers in the planning and drafting phases. Book coaching has thus become an ideal education option for those without access to writing programs or without adequate support.

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PPN | Keeping Publishing Companies Afloat in Times of Good and Bad: A Conversation with Keasley Jones

September 24, 2020

Please join us Thursday, September 24, as we launch our new Professional Development Conversations series. Each of these informal gatherings will present a different guest speaker on a variety of topics important to publishing people.

For our first gathering, PPN welcomes Heyday Books Finance and Operations manager Keasely Jones, whose career has been one of the most varied of anyone we know in publishing. Keasley stumbled into publishing in 1989, joining Peachpit Press just after its inception and mucking about with sales, marketing, foreign rights, operations, logistics, data systems, business management, and human resources. After its acquisition by Pearson, he served as Associate Publisher, Business Manager, and Digital Operations Manager. Keasley’s vast experience has placed him front-and-center in helping publishing houses find their footing through such major disruptions as mergers and reorgs, the shock of 9/11, and today’s global pandemic. Through it all, he has demonstrated a knack, not only for keeping businesses afloat, but also for retaining culture and connection among its people.

Keasley will share what he’s learned through managing widely disparate publishing groups, then we’ll open it up to your questions and discussion. We’re hoping you will come away with some strategies for managing businesses and staying positive through these times.

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ABM | San Francisco History Days, Sept. 25-27, 2020

September 25, 2020 to September 27, 2020

Hosted/Organized by: American Bookbinders Museum A important part of San Francisco history, national history, and women’s history. Celebrating the 19th Amendment, Suffragists in Print. Tour the eighty-plus years of the struggle for women’s suffrage. By women-ing the press, suffragists took control of the narrative and their future. Meet some of the courageous women who demanded […]

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MECHANICS’ INSTITUTE | Virtual Tour at the Mechanics’ Institute

September 25, 2020

If you are a new, long-time, or prospective member the Virtual Tour of the Institute will orient you to our building, include an overview of our history and mission, and outline our current services and the benefits of membership. Tours typically take 45 to 60 minutes. We hope this will whet your appetite to see the Institute in person once the shelter-in-place order lifts.

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