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

Events

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 ART BOOK 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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MECHANICS’ INSTITUTE | Writers Lunch: A Mixer to Fill and Form Writers’ Groups

July 19, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Mechanics’ Institute

Are you interested in joining a writers’ group or connecting with other MI writers? Come to this networking hour and learn about the writers’ groups that are currently looking for new members and meet other writers that are interested in forming a group.

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WILD + AIGA SF | Gender Neutral Design

July 24, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: AIGA SF

Stereotypes and gender biases are ever present in our lives. We’re stereotyped for the clothes we wear, foods we eat, and even the media we choose to consume. Design stereotypes and biases are no different. As designers, it’s our responsibility to overcome these biases of what we unconsciously believe is “feminine” or “masculine.”

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EFA | A Summer Evening of Art and Chatting

July 25, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Editorial Freelancers Association

Come when you can to spend as much time as you’d like at the SFMoma. Some people like to spend hours and others like to stroll around a little bit, then move on. If we are done around 8-9, we can regroup near the ticket area and head over for a drink at Dada bar.

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PPN BIMONTHLY MEETUP | July 2019

July 25, 2019

Let’s Catch Up! Come join us for the July PPN Bimonthly Meetup! Look for the PPN sign in the bleacher section 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 […]

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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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BAIPA | Help Your WOW Target Audience Find You and Stay with You

August 10, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Bay Area Independent Publishers Association

So often we feel like we have to try to appeal to everyone out there, to figure out the magical combination of keywords that will get our books found on Amazon and elsewhere. We struggle to find the tactics that will sell more books – promotions, giveaways, contests, social media, press releases, presentations… and the list goes on. We’ve heard about super fans – but how do we find them and what do we do with them once they have found us? What if someone could show you how to figure out how to find your WOW fans and to keep them with you?

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BAWiP | Happy Hour: The Trappist

August 14, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Bay Area Women in Publishing

Please join Bay Area Women in Publishing for our next happy hour. This month we will be meeting on August 14th at The Trappist from 6pm to 8pm. They have put aside room for us in the back bar, so look for our signs there and come hang out with awesome women for networking and camaraderie. All women in the publishing industry are welcome, so please feel free to bring a colleague! And don’t worry about driving, this location is super close to public transit.

Please RSVP by August 13th, so we can reserve space accordingly. Please note that this is a no-host bar and you will be responsible for your own tab.

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MECHANICS’ INSTITUTE | The Author Website: Building a Site That Works

August 17, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Mechanics’ Institute and San Francisco Writers Conference/San Francisco Writers Foundation

We’ve all heard that we need a website and a social media presence as authors. Have you ever wondered what’s involved in building a website? What is web hosting? How to buy and use domain names?

In this session you’ll receive information about how to get started online with a website, a blog, and other social media outlets, as well as valuable information about web hosting and choosing domain names.

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MECHANICS’ INSTITUTE | WordPress Bootcamp: Creating a WordPress Website and How to Use It

August 17, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Mechanics’ Institute and San Francisco Writers Conference/San Francisco Writers Foundation

We will be covering the basics of using a WordPress built website, logging in, the dashboard, themes and menus, how to write and publish a blog post, adding tags or keywords and categories, how to correctly title your blog posts, search engine optimization basics, and more.

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HAND BOOKBINDERS OF CALIFORNIA | Gallery Talk

August 18, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Hand Bookbinders of California

Join us to hear a handful of talented hand bookbinders describe their work, which appears in the 47th Hand Bookbinders of California Members’ Exhibition.

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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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INTERNATIONAL PRINTING MUSEUM | Letterpress Wayzgoose Surplus Sale

August 24, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: International Printing Museum

Enjoy a day of Letterpress Printing Demonstrations, including on our newest, the 1900 Heidelberg Cylinder Press, as well as demos on Windmills, hand presses, platen presses, Linotype, and Ludlow typecasting, etc.

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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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MECHANICS’ INSTITUTE | Influencer Outreach with Judy Baker

August 31, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Mechanics’ Institute and San Francisco Writers Conference/San Francisco Writers Foundation

We want blurbs for our books. How do you get them? In this workshop we cover the step-by-step actions for cultivating connections, building long-term relationships with influencers, and the value of being generous.

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MECHANICS’ INSTITUTE | Building Your Author Platform: From Strategy to Action

August 31, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Mechanics’ Institute and San Francisco Writers Conference/San Francisco Writers Foundation

This workshop is designed to help independent authors overcome the most challenging issues in book marketing, including how to plan for a successful book launch. The half-day educational and motivational program will address the five essential areas of building your self-promotion platform: identity, scheduling, growing your fan-base, connecting with influencers, and measuring results.

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BAEF | Workshop: How to Run a Freelance Editing Business

September 7, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Bay Area Editors’ Forum

Learn to translate your editing skills into a thriving business. Study the basics of building a successful freelance practice, including office setup, client retention, fees, and tax documentation. Explore vital business topics you may not have considered before, such as defining your scope of work, dealing with difficult clients, and choosing a cost-effective employment model. Instructors David Couzens and Jill O’Nan designed this comprehensive workshop for professional-minded editors through UC Berkeley Extension. They have now adapted their content for a one-session BAEF workshop at our request.

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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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BAIPA | Launch Your Book Like a Pro

September 14, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: Bay Area Independent Publishers Association

Sell More Books with Beta Readers, Pre-Sale Campaigns, and Amazon Ads

Many writers publish their books without realizing how important it is to have a marketing plan ready before the book is released into the wild. Avoid this mistake with your next book by planning a launch campaign that gets big results.

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THE BOOK CLUB of CALIFORNIA | Vance Gerry: An Overview of a Life in the Arts

September 16, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: The Book Club of California

Vance Gerry was an artist who applied his creative talents to many different interests and pursuits. Perhaps best known for his successful career at Walt Disney Productions, Vance also operated various presses during his lifetime. Although he produced stunningly beautiful books and ephemera, Vance remains largely unknown and undervalued as a fine printer. Please join us for a glimpse into the private life of Vance Gerry, one of Southern California’s premier fine press printers.

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UCAAB | 13th Annual Fall Into Fiction

September 21, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: United California African-American Bookclubs (UCAAB)

One of the primary goals of UCAAB is to bring book lovers and authors together on the west coast. We accomplish this by hosting our annual Fall into Fiction literary event. This is just one of the ways we get the attention of publishers, so they will begin to include California on all of their authors’ book tours.

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SF CENTER for the BOOK | Roadworks Steamroller Printing Festival

September 22, 2019

Hosted/Organized by: The San Francisco Center for the Book

The San Francisco Center for the Book’s 15th Annual Roadworks Steamroller Printing Festival is a day-long public printmaking and book arts extravaganza that includes free hands-on printmaking and book arts activities, demonstrations, 50 arts and crafts vendors, art gallery and studio tours, and more.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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

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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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