• 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.

     

    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. 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.

     

    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

    Flagler Law Group

    Hederis

    Ingram Content
    NPD

    PinPointe

    Publishers Weekly
    Supadü
    Supadü
     

     

    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.

     

    facebook.com/pcpaonline

    PCPA Job Postings

    PCPA member companies may have their company's open positions listed in our weekly 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 $50 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.

    ACP Job Postings

    In addition to Job Postings in the PCPA network, we have a job postings partnership with the Association of Catholic Publishers (ACP)

     

    If you are looking to hire experienced editors, designers, marketers, and other publishing professionals, consider posting your position description at the Association of Catholic Publishers’ (ACP) Career Center

     

    You will find knowledgeable publishing professionals with very transferable skills for your Christian publishing needs.

    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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