Providing educational resources and opportunities for all individuals involved in book and book-related publishing.

Become a Member of Publishing Professionals Network

PPN membership is open to any individual or company in the publishing business, and we heartily welcome and encourage you to join. PPN has something to offer everyone — from the self-publisher to the major corporate entity and from the freelancer to the large full-service provider.


The annual PPN Conference provides a full day of learning and connecting with industry colleagues. Our presenters cover topic areas ranging from acquisitions and marketing to design and production through content conversion and delivery. Topics for 2018 include:

  • Changing Horses Mid-Career: How Moving to Different Roles in Publishing Can Revitalize Your Career
  • Managing Creatives: How to Nurture and Channel the Creative Energies of Authors, Artists, Designers, and Other Talents
  • The Wider Dimensions of Identity
  • Reviewers’ View of Trade: What Do Book Reviewers Look For?
  • Keeping Up with New Developments in E-Learning
  • Financial Freedom for Freelancers
  • Online Sales: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
  • Diversity and Inclusion: Getting Started and Keeping Up the Momentum
  • What’s the Secret to Discovering Talent through Social Media?
  • Publishing for Good: Writing and Publishing that Focuses on Positive Social Change
  • Taking Risks in Publishing and Beyond
  • Big Data, Little Data: Using Data Analytics to Inform Acquisitions and Publishing Strategies
  • Creative and Inexpensive Web Design
  • Trends in Brick-and-Mortar Retail

Support and Develop Both the Future and Current Publishing Community

Our new One-Day Immersion Program, a program for industry newbies allows them an insider’s look into an established publisher or related-business. In addition, our Freelance Directory and Jobs Bank aids those in the industry looking for just the right person, and those that are looking for their next great job or project.


PPN’s social events provide great opportunities for members to connect with other publishing professionals.


As a PPN member you receive discounts on all networking and educational events.


Our dues are only:

$25.00 for companies with 1 to 2 employees
$175.00 for companies of 3 to 9 employees
$400.00 for companies of 10 or more

Also consider becoming a Supporting Corporate Member for $750. As a Supporting Corporate Member, you will help PPN find new ways to provide educational opportunities to aspiring publishing professionals, such as underwriting entries for student designers at the PPN Book Show and our One-Day Immersion Program. Your company will receive recognition for your contribution at the PPN Conference and website.

Dues can be paid online and are annual from January to December.

So what are you waiting for? Join today!