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

Events

SISTERS in CRIME NORCAL CHAPTER | A Is for Anthology: The Creators of Fault Lines Talk About Writing and Publishing Short Stories

May 21, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Sisters in Crime NorCal Chapter

The Sisters in Crime NorCal chapter is proud to announce its first anthology in its 25-year history.

Join us at 6 PM on Tuesday, May 21, for a behind-the-scenes look at how anthologies are created. Five panelists from Sisters in Crime will read brief samples and answer questions about Fault Lines, a new collection of 19 outstanding mystery, crime, and thriller stories by Northern California writers.

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PPN BIMONTHLY MEETUP | May 2019

May 23, 2019

Let’s Catch Up! Come join us for our second FREE Bimonthly Meet up. This informal event will be held at Drake’s Dealership in Oakland, conveniently located just 10 minutes from the 19th Street BART station. This will be a fun evening of catching up with old friends and meeting new friends and colleagues. Optional Conversation […]

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BOOK EXPO AMERICA

May 29, 2019 to May 31, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Book Expo America

BookExpo is carefully crafted with content and experiences for all those that play a part in the publishing industry. It’s where authors, booksellers, distributors, librarians, literary agents, publishers and more unite to build relationships, learn tactics to bolster business and get the pulse of what’s trending in today’s shifting marketplace.

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NEW YORK RIGHTS FAIR

May 29, 2019 to May 31, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: New York Rights Fair

The 2019 New York Rights Fair, the international adult and children’s content and licensing marketplace will run concurrently with Book Expo, making the two fairs the biggest and most important U.S. publishing event of the year. Together, these two shows impact every part of the book business, in every corner of the globe.

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BAEF / EFA | Celebrate the Release of The Copyeditor’s Handbook

May 30, 2019

Co-Hosted/Organized by: Bay Area Editors’ Forum and the Editorial Freelancers Association

We’re celebrating publication of the revised The Copyeditor’s Handbook from the University of California Press:

Amy Einsohn and Marilyn Schwartz, The Copyeditor’s Handbook: A Guide for Book Publishing and Corporate Communications, 4th ed. Revised, Updated, and Expanded

Erika Bűky, Marilyn Schwartz, and Amy Einsohn, The Copyeditor’s Workbook: Exercises and Tips for Honing Your Editorial Judgment

Come at 6:00 pm to chat and snack with friendly fellow members. Who knows, you may win a fabulous door prize. Discussion starts at 6:30 pm.

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LETTERFORM ARCHIVE | Salon Series 16: Judging Books by Their Covers

May 30, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Letterform Archive

Join us for our Salon Series, where Letterform Archive staff invite you to experience materials related to a specific topic of interest to the Collection.

Book covers are a bellwether of graphic design. Over the last 100 years they evolved from relatively straightforward protection and communication to the key marketing factor in an extremely competitive environment.

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SACRAMENTO BLACK BOOK FAIR: Creating a Legacy

May 31, 2019 to June 1, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Blue Nile Press

Blue Nile Press presents the 6th annual Sacramento Black Book Fair 2019 at the historic center of Oak Park, Sacramento. This two-day book fair and celebration will include a panel discussion among our featured authors, book signings, talks by each of the featured writers, cultural & food vendors, book discussions with each writer listed in the program, children’s activities, poetry readings, art displays, and much more.

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WOMEN’S NATIONAL BOOK ASSOCIATION | Productivity Hacks for Authors

May 31, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Women’s National Book Association (SF Chapter)

Better than Caffeine: Healthy Habits for High Energy Writing

As writer’s we are expected to wear many hats, sometimes balancing day jobs with writing on the side. Authors must go from introvert to extrovert at the drop of a hat and be ready for interviews and public speaking, after spending months of solitary hours at the computer. The simple tools you will learn in this workshop will help you to be more alert, alive and inspired. You will notice the difference in your writing, creative process and focus.

 

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SAN FRANCISCO CENTER for the BOOK | Typewriter Jam (B.Y.O.T.)

May 31, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: San Francisco Center for the Book

Calling all typewriter fans! Grab your typewriter or borrow one from a friend and bring it to the Typewriter Jam at the San Francisco Center for the Book. This isn’t a presentation; it’s just a casual evening of typewriter appreciation, typewriting fun, and making new friends.

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BOOKCON

June 1, 2019 to June 2, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: BookCon

A Celebration of Storytelling

BookCon is the ultimate celebration of books, where your favorite stories come to life. Join us and watch storytelling and pop culture collide surrounded by a welcoming community of book lovers just like you!

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PPN BOOK SHOW | Call for Judges

June 1, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: PPN

Please email us at operations@pubpronetwork.org to learn more about entrance deadlines.

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MILLS COLLEGE | Summer Institute for Book and Print Technologies 2019

June 7, 2019 to June 14, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Mills College

We are pleased to announce the 2019 Summer Institute taking place June 7-14, 2019 with instructors Suzanne MooreClifton MeadorBéatrice Coron, and Barb Tetenbaum.

Mills College has a long history of teaching book art at the college level, starting with the founding of the Eucalyptus Press in 1930. In the 1980s, the first separate graduate degree-granting program in Book Art in the nation was developed at Mills. Today, the Mills College Book Art Program includes an MFA program in Book Art and Creative Writing as well as one of the most comprehensive undergraduate programs in the country.

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AIGA SF | SF Design Week

June 20, 2019 to June 28, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: AIGA SF

San Francisco Design Week is an essential week-long city-wide festival that showcases the unique intersection of ideas, design, business & entrepreneurism that makes the Bay Area the birthplace of the future.

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MECHANICS’ INSTITUTE | Create a Professional Literary Resume

June 22, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Mechanics Institute

Ready to elevate your writing career to the next level, but not sure how to present your background in an appropriately professional fashion? Whether you have a long list of publication credits or just a few, you need a literary resume that both adheres to professional standards and encourages panelists, editors, and reviewers to learn more about your work.

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NCBR | Northern California Book Awards 2019

June 23, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Northern California Book Reviewers

The 38th Annual Northern California Book Awards honor the work of northern California authors and translators and recognize exceptional service to the community by northern California writers and literary leaders through the Fred Cody Lifetime Achievement Award and NCBR Recognition Award.

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THE BOOK CLUB of CALIFORNIA | M&H Type Foundry: A History

June 24, 2019

Hosted/organized by: The Book Club of California

M&H Type Foundry: A History

A talk by Brian Ferrett, typecaster, Arion Press. Hospitality at 5 PM | Presentation at 6 PM

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LETTERFORM ARCHIVE | A Font and the Search for One Man’s Fate

July 16, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Letterform Archive

A graphic designer’s search for inspiration leads to a cache of letters and the mystery of one man’s fate during WWII.

During the depths of World War II, Frenchman Marcel Heuzé mailed letters to his wife and three young daughters from a labor camp in Berlin. His beautiful looping cursive carried tender words of love along with testimony about day-to-day survival inside the camp. Sixty years later, graphic designer and type designer Carolyn Porter found Marcel’s letters at an antique store in Stillwater, Minnesota, and began to transform his handwriting into a modern computer font.

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SF BOOK ART FAIR


July 19, 2019 to July 21, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Minnesota Street Project, Colpa, and Park Life

The SF Art Book Fair is an annual multi-day festival of artists’ publications. The event is FREE and OPEN to the public and features artists’ books, art catalogs, monographs, periodicals, zines, printed ephemera, and artists’ multiples.

The mission of the fair is to foster the unique art publishing community of the Bay Area while providing a platform for national and international publishers to exhibit their work to a new audience.

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LETTERFORM ARCHIVE | Branding with Type: A One-Day Workshop

July 28, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Letterform Archive 

Use your senses as inspiration by developing a visual system for your own highly personal line of ice cream. Create a menu of visual elements and apply them to a unique product family. Use typography, color, and graphic elements to express sensory delight and explore personal culinary themes (heritage, nostalgia, health, futurism, feminism, and more). Use this one-day workshop to spark your creativity, find new inspiration, and create a chill portfolio piece.

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MECHANICS’ INSTITUTE | Independent Publishers Working Group

August 20, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Mechanics Institute

If you’re working on a book project and you’re curious about independent publishing, or publishing in general, you’re welcome to attend. This group picks up where writers’ groups leave off: How do I prepare my book for publication? Once it’s published, how can I boost its success? We pool a wide range of experience to answer a wide range of questions, from production (When do I need an editor, and what kind? How should I format my book? Where can I find a good cover designer?) to marketing (What’s SEO? How important is Amazon? What are the pros and cons of traditional publishing?).

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LEIMERT PARK VILLAGE | 2019 BOOK FAIR

August 24, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Leimert Park Village Book Fair

“VOTED ONE OF LA’S 5 BEST ANNUAL BOOK FESTIVALS”

This year we will celebrate our 13th Anniversary and we have wonderful plans in store for commemorating this special occasion.

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ARTS MISSOULA | MONTANA BOOK FESTIVAL

September 12, 2019 to September 15, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Arts Missoula

The Montana Book Festival strives to foster interest in literature for people of all ages, perpetuate a sense of literary community, and provide a vibrant, compelling forum for the literary arts that celebrates diversity.

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PPN BOOK SHOW | Judges Selected

September 25, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: PPN

Please email us at operations@pubpronetwork.org to learn more about entrance deadlines.

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LATINO LITERACY NOW | 2019 North San Diego Latino Book & Family Festival

September 28, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Latino Literacy Now

The 2019 North San Diego Latino Book & Family Festival is the largest gathering of Latino authors in San Diego County. This will be our 67th Festival and 3rd at MiraCosta College after a long absence from the San Diego County. 

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SEATTLE CHILDREN’S BOOK FESTIVAL

September 28, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Seattle Children’s Book Festival 

The Seattle Children’s Book Festival is a new 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that works to promote children’s literacy in the greater Seattle area by connecting young readers with award-winning authors and books.

We are so excited to be putting on our FIRST EVER Seattle Children’s Book Festival on September 28, 2019, from 11am to 3pm at the Greenwood Elementary School campus located at 144 NW 80 Street in Seattle, WA.

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ORANGE COAST COLLEGE | Orange County 2019 Children’s Book Festival

October 6, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Orange Coast College

The Orange County Children’s Book Festival is in its 15th year! There were over 125 authors, more than 25 illustrators, dozens of storytellers and great family-oriented entertainers last year.

The Festival features over 135 exhibitors, featuring booksellers, education providers, literacy organizations and related vendors. More than 33,000 people attend the Festival each year.

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PPN BOOK SHOW | Judging

October 9, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: PPN

Please email us at operations@pubpronetwork.org to learn more about entrance deadlines.

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WORDSMITH PRODUCTIONS | The 2019 High Desert Book Festival

October 12, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Wordsmith Productions

Wordsmith Productions, created The High Desert Book Festival in 2016 as a way to add to the cultural and literary awareness of the Mojave High Desert Community. We are proud, in this our fourth year, to be co-sponsored by Hesperia Recreation and Park District… and The City of Hesperia.

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PPN BOOK SHOW | Winners Notified

October 14, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: PPN

Please email us at operations@pubpronetwork.org to learn more about entrance deadlines.

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VEGAS VALLEY BOOK FESTIVAL | Las Vegas Book Festival

October 19, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Vegas Valley Book Festival

The Vegas Valley Book Festival, now in its sixteenth year, is a celebration of the written, spoken, and illustrated word. The festival has networked together a community-wide consortium of cultural organizations and sponsors to offer “a one-stop shopping experience for literature” through a wide range of programs built around sharing resources, developing audiences, advancing the craft of writing, and sharing the joys of reading.

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BAY AREA BOOK ARTISTS | Book Arts Jam 2019

October 20, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Bay Area Book Artists

The Book Arts Jam is a one-day celebration of the book, print & paper arts, held in Redwood City, California, midway between San Francisco and San Jose.

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LITERARY ARTS | Portland Book Festival

November 9, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Literary Arts

Literary Arts will host the Portland Book Festival on Saturday, November 9, 2019, at the Portland Art Museum and neighboring venues.

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PPN BOOK SHOW | Book Show Event Registration Opens

December 1, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: PPN

Please email us at operations@pubpronetwork.org to learn more about entrance deadlines.

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PPN BOOK SHOW | Book Show Event

January 24, 2020

Hosted/Organized by: PPN

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