• Resources

    PCPA offers a number of professional development opportunities to staff of our member companies.

    Learning Resources Newsletter

    Includes links to recent articles, infographics, webinars, podcasts, books, and more related to topics on a wide range of subjects from trends in publishing, economic trends, marketing, production and manufacturing, digital delivery of content, trends in religion, and more.

    If you aren’t receiving the newsletter and would like to be added to the list, please send an email to PCPA Executive Director Beth Lewis. If you no longer wish to receive the newsletter, there is an unsubscribe button at the bottom of each issue. However, we caution you not to unsubscribe since this is how all PCPA event registration information and other news is shared.

    Third Thursday Webinars

    Offered for free to members every month except April, when we host our annual conference. These one-hour virtual events invite PCPA members to hear from experts on a wide variety of topics that can help you in your work. Sometimes the speakers come from among our Adjunct Member companies, sometimes from our Publishing Member companies and sometimes from outside experts. Learn more here.


    If you have a suggestion for a topic or speaker for the Third Thursday webinars, please contact PCPA Executive Director Beth Lewis.

    Annual Spring Conference

    A highlight for members each year. You will learn from dynamic keynote speakers, expert workshop leaders and one another via our popular Peer Groups. Information will be shared via our weekly newsletter as it becomes available. Most of our Annual Spring Conference meetings are held in or near Nashville, TN because so many of our member companies are within driving distance of Nashville. More information is available on our Events page.

    Annual Heads of Houses Fall Conference

    Another event that is anticipated and enjoyed each year by those who lead our Publishing Company Members. More information is available on our Events page.

    PCPA Partner Discount Offers

    PCPA Adjunct Members can enhance their relationships with PCPA Publishing Company Members by becoming PCPA Partners. These companies provide discounts to members on specific goods and services they offer. Click below to learn more about current PCPA Partners and their discount offers:

    Apricot Services

    Book Buddy Media

    Flagler Law Group
    Ingram Content

    Publishers Weekly


    PCPA Peer Groups

    Peer groups provide a wide range of opportunities for members including:

    • Peer support
    • Industry resourcing
    • Professional networking
    • Benchmarking
    • Collaboration
    • And other things that we think of together!
    PCPA members may join one or several peer groups. Peer groups meet in-person at our Annual Conference or via video conference throughout the year.

    Member Polls

    From time to time a particular Peer Group will ask that we poll all or a subset of our members in order to learn something specific. For example, we have recently conducted polls on fundraising, sales trends in the time of COVID-19, etc.
    If there is a topic on which you would like to create a brief survey of members, please contact PCPA Executive Director Beth Lewis to discuss the options.

    PCPA Facebook Page

    Please be sure to “like” our Facebook page and check in frequently. News and links of interest are posted here in-between our weekly newsletters.



    Other Resources

    How else can PCPA assist you and your colleagues with your work and, especially, with learning to skills, ways of working, etc.? We’re always looking for ways to support you! Just send an email to Beth Lewis with your ideas.

    Events Held by Others

    PCPA partners with other associations in related industries and with some of our Adjunct Members to provide free or discounted access to their learning events. Recently, PCPA members have been graciously invited to attend conferences and webinars hosted by ECPA, EPA, and Publishing in Color.

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