Monday, December 17, 2007

Meeting Topics for 2008

Book Publishers Northwest’s Board met on Dec. 13 to discuss topics for meetings next year. Dates and speakers will be announced later. Among the topics suggested by the Board and BPNW members were:
Adapting Books for’s Kindle
Blog to Book: How to Make This Work
Book PR Tips
Cracking the Gift Market
Effective Marketing through E-mail
Getting Reviewed by PW
Making Book Videos
NW Regional Publishing
Selling through Social Networks
Understanding Google Ad Words
Used Book Websites Expand to Small Press Sales
Working with Freelance Editors/Proofreaders

The Board is also planning a survey of members and other subscribers to BPNW E-newsletter to better determine the needs of the membership and interest in various BPNW projects.

Members are encouraged to help with meetings. Comments are welcome! If you’d like to organize a meeting, volunteer as a speaker, or suggest a speaker, please contact BPNW at

Friday, December 07, 2007

Corporate Book Events

Corporate book events, those talks and book signings held at corporations like Microsoft or Starbucks, were the subject of a recent San Francisco Chronicle article.

Among the experts quoted was Kim Ricketts, NW entrepreneur who spoke at BPNW's Sept. 8 Business of Books meeting.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Time for PNBA's New Title Program

It's time for the Winter/Spring edition of PNBA's Northwest New Title Preview. If you have a title you think will be a hit with Northwest booksellers, this PNBA program helps target your distribution of free review copies of forthcoming books, ARCs, or galleys directly to bookstore buyers in the Northwest.

For $120, PNBA will include your book in an online listing of new and regional titles with jacket art, a blurb, and a linked email address of the contact person at your company for bookseller requests. PNBA sends booksellers the listings, and they e-mail you directly to request the books.

The PNBA Fall/Winter Northwest New Title Preview is available at:

The deadline for materials is Friday January 11, 2008. The titles will become active on the site on January 25, 2008. An order form is available at:

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Pig Becomes Poet

Snyder: The Pig's Tale
Author: Morten Nilsen
Format: Cloth hardcover with dust jacket
Publisher: Counterbalance Books
ISBN: 978-0-9774906-0-8
Price (US$): $24.95

The biography of a pig who escapes the farm to become a poet and street performer.

To learn more about Snyder, visit

Counterbalance Books is a member of Book Publishers Northwest.