Tuesday, February 27, 2007

PMA March Online Course

Repurposing, Recycling, and Retargeting Your Material - Paulette Ensign

PMA Online Course, Wednesday March 21, 2007 at 2:00 PM Eastern (US)

Whether you have one book or dozens of them, learn to easily and painlessly turn those pages and ideas into an entire product line. This session promises new filters for viewing what you’ve already done and have been considering doing. Discover products that have zero production costs, providing you 100% profit and minimal development time. Expand your entire product line into various formats and languages using your book content as a base. Customize your products for specific industries and organizations. Unearth new markets and new revenue that’s right under your nose.

About the Speaker: Paulette Ensign is founder, CEO, and Chief Visionary of the San Diego-based Tips Products International, serving a world-wide clientele for several decades.

For more information and registration details, go to

Display Books at Florida Library Show

Dear BPNW:

The Florida Publishers Association, Inc., is offering cooperative display of publishers’ products (books, audios, videos, CD-ROMs, etc.) at the Florida Library Association Annual Conference & Exhibition, April 11-13, 2007, in Orlando, FL. FPA received FLA's “Best Booth” award in 2006.

To receive an information sheet/registration form, either visit www.flbookpub.org/FLA2007.PDF or contact FPA at FPAbooks@aol.com and a 3-page PDF will be emailed to you.

Display is available for PMA members and members of their affiliate organizations. BPNW is an affiliate of PMA and its members qualify for this offer even if they are not members of PMA.

Deadline for receipt of all materials is April 6. Linda Butterworth is the booth manager and can be reached at books@daytodayenterprises.com.

Friday, February 23, 2007

Great Lakes Affiliate Formed

Great Lakes Independent Publishing Association
Approved by PMA in May 2006.
7 offices and directors for a 2 year term.
5 states--Ill, Ind, Mich, Ohio and Wisc.

President Sherry Wells reports that 77 publishers have requested to be on the Affiliate's e-mail list.The organization will start signing up members and collecting dues at their February meeting.

If you are interested in learning more about the Great Lakes association, contact:
Sherry A. Wells
President, GLIPA

PMA Affiliates Meeting

Tom Masters will represent BPNW at the PMA Affiliates meeting. He is currently collecting information and concerns from members for the meeting:

Hi -
I spoke recently with Kent Sturgis about the PMA Affiliates meeting last year. The general topic areas that were discussed included:

* Recruiting new members
* Programs
* Meetings
* Marketing
* Finances
* Staffing
* Board burnout

Also, Affiliates talked about their programs and exchanged copies of newsletters, print materials, etc. I would welcome your suggestions for discussion items in these or any other topic areas. The meeting takes place April 20-21. Thanks for your help!
- Tom
tom.masters @ orionwellspring.com (eliminate spaces to e-mail)

Friday, February 16, 2007

Submissions for PNBA Catalog Closed

BPNW received submissions of 23 books to be listed in the joint BPNW/NWABP catalog. NWABP will be publishing this full-color catalog and distributing it at the PNBA Spring Trade Show. Additional copies will be made available to the Fall Trade Show.

No further submissions wil be accepted for the Spring Catalog. Information on the Fall Supplement will be posted this summer.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Catalog for PNBA Spring Trade Show

Book Publishers Northwest is working with Northwest Association of Book Publishers to create a catalog of Northwest publishers' titles for distribution at the booksellers trade show taking place in Portland in March.

NWABP has also offered to display our members books at the PNBA Spring Trade Show for an additional $10 a title (this offer only applies to members who have reserved space in the catalog).

Payments and books MUST be received by February 12. Books submitted for display will not be returned--books will be donated to PNBA library drive.

If you have questions about this project, please e-mail Rosemary Jones at bpnwnews@aol.com. NWABP is currently planning to print 1000 copies of this catalog for distribution at the PNBA Spring Trade Show and Fall Trade Show (a fall title supplement will be done in the summer).

This offer is restricted to 2007 BPNW members. Download the membership form on the right to renew membership or join BPNW and download the "Catalog" form on the right to submit titles for this project.