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

Events

PPN BOOK SHOW | Judges Selected

September 25, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: PPN

Since 1970, awards for outstanding book design, production, and manufacturing have been presented at the Publishing Professionals Network Book Show. The judges are experienced in design, production, and related areas. The PPN Book Show is one of the largest and most prestigious events of its kind in the United States. Following an exhibit of all entries, winning entries are announced and awards presented at a gala event.

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

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PPN BIMONTHLY MEETUP | September 2019

September 26, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: PPN

Let’s Catch Up!

Come join us for the September PPN Bimonthly Meetup! Look for the PPN sign at one of the patio picnic tables and you’re there.

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.

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AIGA-SF | Design//Work: Futureproof Your Design Career

September 26, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: AIGA-SF

Most designers are now finding that how design is being executed is constantly changing. New apps, devices, and expectations are emerging at an alarming speed. To address this our panel hopes to help designers think about their future relevancy in such a rapidly changing landscape.

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SCIBA | Fall Trade Show

September 27, 2019 to September 28, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Southern California Independent Booksellers Association 

For the second year, we will be holding our annual trade show at the ultra-lux Sheraton LA in San Gabriel. Join us for two fun-filled days of programming, exciting new books, and wonderful authors.

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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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PPN BOOK SHOW | Entry Deadline

September 30, 2019

Hosted/organized by: PPN

Enter your best books, covers, and jackets published from September 2018 through September 2019 in our highly acclaimed book show competition. The entry process has been simplified, and all entries will be showcased at our annual book show to be held at Chronicle Books in San Francisco in January 2020.

All entries must be received no later than September 30, 2019.

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HBC | Mentor Night at the SF Center for the Book

October 1, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: The Hand Bookbinders of California

Please bring any items you would like to discuss with an established, skillful hand bookbinder. Surely you have a project in progress that you would like to discuss with Gillian Boal, John Demerritt, or Eleanore Ramsey!

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PPN EVENT | Tariffs & Publishing: A Roundtable Discussion

October 2, 2019

How Will Chinese Tariffs Affect Your Business?

Since the U.S. government imposed new tariffs on books, we are all sorting our way through the maze of terms. Carrick Wilkie, Group Marketing and Sales Director USA with Publiship Logistics, will walk us through all this and more. Wilkie recently participated in the BISG and PubWest session on tariffs and will share his insights and answer audience questions.

Please join PPN for this free roundtable event at Chronicle Books on October 2. RSVP by October 1. Attendance is limited and this session is sure to be in high demand.

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BAWiP | Networking for People Who Hate Networking

October 2, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Bay Area Women in Publishing

At our next BAWiP event, we are lucky to have Devora share her wisdom around “Networking for People Who Hate Networking.” At this dynamic event, Devora will smash to tiny fragments the “dusty old rules” of standard networking advice. She will show how the very traits that make many people hate networking can be harnessed to forge an approach more effective and user-friendly than traditional techniques. Participants will learn customized methods of networking to fit their unique personalities.

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BOOK ARTS PROGRAM | Making the Rounds, Daredevil Style with Jessica Spring

October 4, 2019 to October 5, 2019

Hosted/organized by: Book Arts Program at the University of Utah

Join type aficionado and daredevil printer Jessica Spring for two fantastical days of play at the press!

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SISTERS IN CRIME | Essential Workshop on Writers’ Finances

October 5, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Sisters in Crime Northern California Chapter

Join authors Sophie Littlefield and Rachael Herron for an essential workshop on writers’ finances. They will help you clear out the clutter and make a plan for prudent financial management going forward—into 2020! You won’t want to miss their nitty-gritty and witty presentation.

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SEATTLE URBAN BOOK EXPO

October 5, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Northwest African American Museum

The 4th annual Seattle Urban Book Expo (S.U.B.E) provides a platform for authors to showcase their literary work and connect them with readers in their community.

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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

PPN selects a panel of 12 judges who are qualified to assess book design and/or manufacturing quality. We look for professionals with expertise in one or more of the following areas: production, paper, printing, binding, manufacturing, design, and overall book publishing. We ask potential judges not to submit themselves for consideration as a judge if they have judged in the past three years (volunteers to lend a hand with judging are most welcome). Judges are featured in the book show catalog along with a photo and short biography.

The book show judging will take place over the course of one day at Chronicle Books and will take between 6 and 8 hours, depending on the number of entries. Judges are assigned to categories and are responsible for scoring each entry within those categories. Judges are asked to recuse themselves from any project that they worked on or that their company submitted.

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BAWiP | Happy Hour at Arthur Mac’s

October 9, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Bay Area Women in Publishing

Please join Bay Area Women in Publishing on October 9th from 6–8 pm at Arthur Mac’s, located kitty corner to MacArthur Bart at 4006 Martin Luther King Jr. Way in Oakland. Arthurs Macs is always happy to host us and has once again reserved us a space on their beautiful, warm, and weather-proof patio (so we are covered if Winter comes early). So there is no excuse—come hang out with some awesome women for networking and camaraderie. And as always, all women in the publishing industry are welcome, so please feel free to bring a colleague!

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LITQUAKE | Litquake San Francisco’s Literary Festival

October 10, 2019 to October 19, 2019

Sponsored/Organized by: Litquake

One of the West Coast’s most beloved annual literary festivals, this smart, eclectic, 80% free ten-day gathering draws booklovers of all ages and backgrounds to enjoy words and ideas, straight from the artists’ mouths. Now with 165 venues in its 20th year, the festival’s uniquely portable format provides even greater access to literature.

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TYPE WEST | Floating Downscreen: An Intro to Lettering on the iPad

October 12, 2019 to October 13, 2019

Sponsored/Organized by: Type West

In this two-day intensive workshop, students will learn how Procreate can be used for sketching, refinement, and delivering a final piece — all on the iPad. This course will cover helpful sketching techniques, core principles of lettering and spacing, and killer tips to make the most of these new tools.

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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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BAIPA | Branding for Authors

October 12, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Bay Area Independent Publishers Association

The Branding For Authors workshop is for self-published or traditionally published authors preparing to launch their books into the world.

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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.

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BCC | 2019 Litquake Literary Festival

October 14, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Book Club of California

Hospitality at 5 PM | Presentation at 6 PM. Details to come.

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LETTERFORM ARCHIVE | Designs on Democracy: The Roles and Responsibilities of Graphic Designers in the Trump Era

October 15, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Letterform Archive

As graphic designers and media makers, how can we best develop strategic visual communication to win campaigns and stay accountable to the leadership of community organizers? How does our work fit into the grander strategy of change? Join Sabiha Basrai for a presentation on campaign graphics from Design Action Collective’s body of work followed by a Q&A about the Collective’s collaborative design process.

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AIGA SF | Salesforce UX Mentorship Night: Fall Edition

October 15, 2019

Sponsored/Organized by: AIGA SF

Meet the design team of Salesforce UX—they’re hiring! You’ll get a chance to hear from our special guests, network with designers from all over, receive career guidance and have your portfolio reviewed by someone from the design or recruiting team. Dinner will be served.

 

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LETTERFORM ARCHIVE | Live at the Archive: The Itinerant Printer

October 17, 2019

Sponsored/Organized by: Letterform Archive

Join us for an evening with Chris Fritton, aka The Itinerant Printer, as he tell stories and shares work from his epic cross-country journey in printmaking.

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INTERNATIONAL PRINTING MUSEUM | Los Angeles Printers Fair

October 19, 2019 to October 20, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: The International Printing Museum

The Los Angeles Printers Fair at The International Printing Museum in Carson, CA celebrates a decade of bringing the best of letterpress, book arts, and the paper arts to the LA area. With the backdrop of the world’s largest collection of working antique presses, the LA Printers Fair annually brings together 80 artistic vendors and 1,700 visitors to experience the creative worlds of handmade books and beautiful printing.

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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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LITQUAKE | Lit Crawl San Francisco 2019

October 19, 2019

Sponsored/Organized by: Litquake

One of the most anticipated literary nights of the year, San Francisco’s Lit Crawl is a massive, one-night literary pub crawl throughout the city’s Mission District.

Lit Crawl SF brings together 500+ authors and close to 10,000 fans for the world’s largest free pop-up literary event. Started in 2004, Lit Crawl cultivates a unique, resonant brand: smart and silly, worldly and wacky events presented in venues usual (bars, cafes, galleries, and bookstores) and unusual (police stations, tattoo parlors, barbershops, and laundromats).

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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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PRINTING UNITED

October 23, 2019 to October 25, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: PRINTING United

PRINTING United is a brand-new trade show built on the strong foundation of the SGIA Expo. This newly relaunched event will continue to provide access to the latest solutions for apparel, graphics/wide-format and functional printing applications, while also extending into the commercial, packaging, and in-plant printing segments.

PRINTING United is a strategic response to market forces that are necessitating out of the need for a single industry exhibition that provides “one-roof” access to all printing technologies, as well as a wealth of educational and networking opportunities.

PRINTING United will provide a window to view the future of the printing industry.

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AIGA SF | LinkedIn: How to Build Your Online Presence as a Designer Using LinkedIn & More

October 28, 2019

Hosted/organized by: AIGA SF

Are you currently looking for a new job or want to improve your online brand presence? If so, come learn more about how LinkedIn can help improve your personal career goals! This presentation will teach you about the different products within LinkedIn and how to make the most out of your career search.

 

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BCC | Kenneth Karmiole Endowed Lecture on the History of the Book Trade in California and the West

November 4, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Book Club of California

An illustrated talk by Dennis Kruska, author of Bibliography of Yosemite, the Central and the Southern High Sierra, and the Big Trees, 1839-1900 (1992) and James Mason Hutchings of Yosemite: a Biography and Bibliography, 2009.

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LITERARY ARTS | Portland Book Festival

November 9, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Literary Arts

More information, including our presenter lineup and ticket on-sale date, will be available in fall 2019. Subscribe to our monthly e-news and continue to check online for the latest news!

From the 2018 Portland Book Festival: The 2018 Portland Book Festival (formerly Wordstock) presented by Bank of America featured 100+ authors who presented on 9 stages, pop-up readings throughout the Portland Art Museum galleries, and 13 writing workshops. The festival included activities for readers of all ages, an extensive book fair with 80+ vendorslocal food trucks, and partner events all weekend long.

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BCC | The Artist and the Printer: The Book Club of California’s Quarterly and Two Lifetimes of Image Making

November 18, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Book Club of California

A discussion with Michael Schwab, graphic artist, and Richard Seibert, letterpress printer.

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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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BCC | The Adventures of the Mark Twain Museum and the Territorial Enterprise Newspaper in Virginia City, Nevada: Discovering a Vast Collection of Antique Type from the 1860s

December 9, 2019

Hosted/organized by: Book Club of California

A co-presentation by the American Printing History Association Northern California, this illustrated talk will be led by Steve Robison, printer, Tahoe Letterpress, and Katherine Case, owner of Meridian Press.

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PPN | Book Show Event

January 24, 2020

Hosted/Organized by: PPN

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

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NCIBA | Spring Workshop & ABA Forum

March 29, 2020

Hosted/Organized by: Northern California Independent Booksellers Association

The NCIBA produces an annual spring workshop—a daylong program which includes a variety of sessions dealing with topics of concern to our members. The event will be Sunday, March 29th, 2020 at the Presidio in San Francisco.

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SJPG | 2020 S.F. Bay Area Printers’ Fair & Wayzgoose

April 18, 2020

Sponsored/Organized by: San Jose Printers’ Guild FREE event celebrating letterpress printing, book arts, printmaking, typography, ephemera, paper making, and allied arts. Exhibitor registration opens in January 2020. For more information, visit https://printersguild.wordpress.com.

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INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE DAY 2020

April 20, 2020

Independent Bookstore Day is a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country on the last Saturday in April. Every store is unique and independent, and every party is different.

http://www.indiebookstoreday.com

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BAY AREA BOOK FESTIVAL

May 2, 2020 to May 3, 2020

Hosted/Organized by: The Bay Area Book Festival

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