Education for Southern California’s Independent Publishers

Since 2003, the Publishers Association of Los Angeles (PALA) has provided monthly educational meetings covering a wide range of subjects related to publishing, as well as teleseminars and webinars. In addition, PALA provides networking and a variety of resources that support publishers, authors, and related industry professionals.

Click here to see a list of past meeting topics and recordings.


Members-Only Brainstorming!

• Want some feedback on potential titles for your next book?
• Need help with finding a distributor?
• Have an opinion about a potential cover design?
• Not sure if you should spend money on exhibiting at an upcoming trade show?

YOUR questions can be answered at the next PALA meeting.

Our JANUARY meeting at a PALA member’s home (near the San Diego Freeway and the Pico exit) will be a gigantic brainstorming session. Bring your books, cover design drafts, marketing ideas, requests for referrals, and anything else related to publishing and get answers from the other members in our group. Take advantage of the collective wisdom of your fellow publishers and publishing colleagues.

This meeting is open to PALA members only. No guests for this meeting. In order to have time to answer as many questions as possible, please come prepared with your questions (you’ll have two minutes to present your questions), and our group will spend five minutes giving you as many answers as possible. A meeting facilitator and timer will help ensure that we fit in as many member questions as possible. Because this meeting is for members only, you must RSVP to Sharon Goldinger at by January 14. She will send you the address and directions to the meeting a few days before the meeting.
We request that you not share this information with anyone and that if you say you are coming, you do come.


TIME: 7:00 p.m.

LOCATION: A private home near the San Diego Freeway, Pico exit.. You will be given the details a few days before the meeting.


RSVP REQUIRED: By January 14, 2018. Sharon Goldinger, Program Chair, pplspeak@att.net949-581-6190

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PUBLIC DISCLAIMER: Appearance of publishing and speaker services and speaker services in PALA newsletters, blogs, promotion materials or on our website does not constitute endorsement by PALA. As with any decision made by an author or publisher regarding a service provider, due diligence and research are always recommended. 

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