• 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 that includes your name, job title, company affiliation and business email address. 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.

    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.


    Third Thursday webinars are generally recorded and may be seen on the PCPA Vimeo channel.


    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. More information is available on our Events page.


    Videos for most of the Annual Conference workshops and keynote speeches are available for viewing to those who paid for conference registration. For more information, please contact Executive Director Beth Lewis.

    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 and Author's Republic

    Book Buddy Media

    Flagler Law Group


    Open Road Integrated Media

    Open Road Integrated Media

    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.



    PCPA Job Postings

    PCPA member companies may have their company's open positions listed on our PCPA website job postings page, in our every-other-week eNews and on our PCPA Facebook page. This service is free for all PCPA members.


    Job postings in the PCPA weekly eNews and on our PCPA Facebook page are also available to non-members for $100 per week with a four-week minimum (subject to review and approval of the job posting.) Please note that the PCPA eNewsletter is sent out on Thursdays so postings must be received by noon Pacific time on Tuesday to appear in that week's eNews.


    Members: Just send the job title and a link to your job posting to PCPA Executive Director Beth Lewis.


    Non-Members: Please contact PCPA Executive Director Beth Lewis for advertising specs and more information.

    DEI Resources

    During our PCPA 2023 Annual Conference, our opening keynote speaker, Carrie Bloxson, Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer, for Hachette Book Group offered to share some resources on implementation of robust DEI initiatives within our member companies. Here are links to three items she shared with us after the conference. Please note the names and contact information for the various organizations on each of these PDF's.



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