Saturday, February 28, 2009

Tell Us Your Story: We'll Feature Your Press In March, Let's Tell a New Story Every Day!

We'd like to post a new story about a Northwest publisher member each day during March, Small Press Month. Let's celebrate by telling our stories. Let us know what inspired you to begin your business, what keeps you publishing, what's new in your world!

Doing an event during March? Be sure to send a listing to Book Publishers Northwest. We will be featuring a "Small Press Month Events" calendar on the website.

For ideas on how to celebrate Small Press Month, check "31 Ways to Prepare for Small Press Month (March)" in our articles by BPNW members archive.

Send your news and event listings to bpnwnews at

Sunday, February 22, 2009

NWABP February Meeting And Other Oregon Events

The Northwest Association of Book Publishers (Oregon) will hold their February meeting, Thursday, Feb. 26, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Fairfield Inn, 6100 Meadows Rd., Lake Oswego.

Linda Kuhlmann, author of Koenig's Wonder, will speak on her efforts to market her first novel.


Paul Gerhards to speak at Looking Glass Bookstore

NWABP president Paul Gerhards talks about "One Thing Every Author Needs to Know about Book Publishing" at 7:00 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, at the Looking Glass Bookstore, 7983 SE 13th Ave., Sellwood.

For more NWABP news, visit their website

Thursday, February 19, 2009

February Meeting: What Happens After You Hit the Bestseller Lists

It's every publisher's dream: have a bestselling book flying out the door at bookstores and online sites. But what happens after your initial print run is sold out, the orders keep flying in, and suddenly everyone wants you to have the work done immediately?

Last summer, Epicenter Press had the only biography in print of Alaska's governor Sarah Palin. Literally thousands of orders came pouring in after Palin was announced as the vice-presidential candidate.

Join Epicenter's president and founder Kent Sturgis as he talks about how his company handled the rocketing demand, the need to reprint quickly, the closing window of opportunity as the election approached, and kept on track with the other books in their catalog. The February meeting of Book Publishers Northwest takes place at the Good Shepherd Center, Feb. 19, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

This meeting is free for BPNW members. $5 for others. Please click on the link to the right for directions to the Good Shepherd Center in Seattle.

Friday, February 13, 2009

David Ash's Article in IBPA

BPNW member David Ash has an article, "Will It Play in Peoria? Every Publisher Can Take a Pulse," on page 19 of this month's (February) IBPA Independent!

Ash's company is Basho Press, publisher of Haiku for Life series of gift books. Basho Press, LLC, was formed in 2007.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

BEA Stays in New York Until 2011

The organizers of BookExpo America have announced that the show will continue in New York City on an annual basis at least through 2011. Previous plans for returning to Washington DC in 2010 and Las Vegas in 2011 have been canceled in favor of staying close to mainstream publishing business and the media located in New York.

Starting in 2010, the convention floor will open for two days only instead of three. A day of conferences, special events and a show preview the day before the show floor opens will continue to be held. The new dates for BEA are May 25 to 27 for 2010, May 24 to 26 for 2011, and May 30 to June 1 for 2012.

Monday, February 09, 2009

Bay Area Publishing Institute

The Bay Area Independent Publishers Association (BAIPA) welcomes writers, authors, editors and publishers to Marin County’s SF Theological Seminary for the 2009 Independent Publishing Institute Get Published!, an intensive one-day workshop on independent publishing and book marketing with a great opportunity to network. The event will be held Saturday, March 21, 2009 from 8 am to 5 pm with lunch and all-day refreshments provided.

Key presenters include Jim Horan, author of the Amazon best-seller series The One Page Business Plan®, Kathi Kamen Goldmark, popular author and producer of “West Coast Live” radio, and David Battino, author of The Art of Digital Music. Topics include: Your Book as Your Business Partner; Publishing Demystified; Getting Pre- and Post Book Reviews; Book Design & Production; Book Marketing & Publicity; Children’s Books; Fiction Marketing, and an Ask a Publishing Pro interactive session.

Full program information, breakout sessions, speakers and registration available at:

Costs: $95 BAIPA member advanced registration ($125 after March 7) and $125 non-member advanced registration (non-member registration includes a 6-month BAIPA membership) and $150 at the door. Attendees may also sign up the day of the Institute. Send checks to: Bay Area Independent Publishers Association, P.O. Box E, Corte Madera, CA 94976. Phone: 415.975.0950. Email: Marin County’s SF Theological Seminary is located at 40 Kensington Road in San Anselmo.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

WLA Brown Bag Session on Taxes

911 Media ArtsCenter, 402 9th Ave N, Seattle, Washington 98109 Wednesday,
February 18, 2009, 7:00pm - 10:00 pm

Depreciation, capital gains, deductions, W-2's, 1099's! Having trouble keeping track of it all? Neil Sussman's popular tax workshop is back to guide creative individuals and their attorneys through yet another season of gains, losses, formulas and forms. Learn all the basics you need, plus special tips and what's new for your 2008 tax return.

Designed specifically to address the arts and entertainment issues, topics to be covered will include:
What deductions can be claimed
What tax forms to use and how tofill them out
How to keep business and tax records in an organized manner
How to minimize the chances of getting audited

Space is limited for what is sure to be a popular event, so early registration is encouraged!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009
7:00pm to 10:00 pm
(registration begins at 6:30 pm. Program begins at 7:00 with a 15 minute break.)

911 Media Arts Center
402 9th Ave N
Seattle, Washington 98109

In advance: $40 attorneys and paralegals; $15 artists and students
At the door: $45 attorneys and paralegals; $20 artists and students

To register, click here to visit Brown Paper Tickets or call 800.838.3006. To pay at the door, RSVP to Washington Lawyers for the Arts at 206.328.7053. Please note that the event is subject to cancellation; visit or call 206.328.7053 for more information.