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

Benefits of PPN Membership

Publishing Professionals Network offers something for everyone in book and book-related publishing, from the self-publisher and freelancer to major corporate entities and full-service providers. Founded as Bookbuilders West in 1969 and rechartered as PPN in 2012, we are celebrating our 50th anniversary this year.

PPN’s mission is to encourage education and development through networking events and to foster publishing excellence and public recognition through our annual Book Show. With the benefits noted below, our membership is open to any individual or company in the publishing business. We heartily encourage you to join us.

As a 2019 Publishing Professionals Network member, you will

Engage in Networking and Educational Opportunities

PPN’s social events provide great opportunities for members to connect with other publishing professionals and build a network. In 2019, we will be hosting bimonthly meetups, ranging from free informal gatherings to speaker presentations or site visits. All PPN members pay discounted fees for events.

Celebrate PPN’s Fifty-Year Anniversary and Book Show Gala

We are planning a festive celebration this year, with an expanded Book Show Gala. Don’t miss out on this special event to celebrate half a century of PPN’s involvement in our Western U.S. publishing community. All PPN members pay reduced fees for Book Show submissions.

Help Develop Future Publishing Professionals

Our One-Day Publishing Immersion Program, initiated in 2018, pairs aspiring publishing professionals with San Francisco Bay Area publishers. In just one day, selected individuals get an insider’s look at our business through a visit with an established publisher. Help support this effort to welcome newcomers to our community.

Develop Your Business

All individual members have the opportunity to promote their print and digital publishing-related services in our freelance directory, available to the community at large. Inclusion in the directory is now limited to PPN members. Selected members will also be highlighted in our PPN newsletter.

All sponsoring individuals and companies will be recognized at our events, on the PPN website, and in our catalog.

Membership Information

Our dues meet the needs of our network with affordable rates:

$25.00 for individual members
$175.00 for sponsoring companies up to 9 employees and for individual sponsors
$400.00 for sponsoring companies of 10 or more employees

Dues cover membership for the calendar year, January to December. Members receive renewal notices at the beginning of the year and can pay dues online.

So, what are you waiting for? Join today!