• Third Thursdays Webinars

    Monthly programs on a wide range of topics.


    Just as our Publishing Company and Adjunct Company Members have had to adapt to changing technologies, churches that aren’t meeting in person due to the pandemic and bookstores that have reduced their hours for in-person shopping, PCPA has adapted, too, by launching our Third Thursdays webinar program!


    Just as the name implies, these are 1-hour webinars on a wide range of topics of interest to those publishing for Protestant Christians. Generally, the facilitator speaks or offers a PowerPoint or video for 20 to 40 minutes, then the balance of the time is reserved for discussion and Q&A among the participants.


    Pre-registration is required. Just email PCPA Executive Director Beth Lewis with the Third Thursday webinars you want to attend and she’ll send you the registration information. Best of all? These webinars are all FREE for employees of PCPA member companies and are generally available about one week after the event at the PCPA Vimeo channel.



    Tell a Story and Change the World

    Thursday, September 15, 2022

    1-2 p.m. ET/noon-1 p.m. CT/10-11 a.m. PT

    Stories come in all shapes and sizes: daily anecdotes, movies, fables, or pre-packaged “news” stories created by the media. The stories we tell show what we value; the deepest personal narratives we carry in our hearts and memories remind us who we are and where we come from.

    Storytelling works because our brain is wired to remember narrations and is equipped to experience it as its being told. It’s the oldest and most powerful tool to affect change in society. And personal stories detailing the challenges one faces are easier to connect with and bring out our ability to empathize with the storyteller. In this way, stories can influence people and help bring in change.

    The ideas presented in Lou Ann Sabatier's session on story-based strategy reviews deconstructing stories that we want to change as well as constructing the stories we want to tell.

    Who should attend the webinar?
    This session should prove beneficial to anyone on the business, editorial and creative paths in publishing.


    Lou Ann Sabatier is Principal of Sabatier Consulting. With over 40 years senior management experience in publishing and publishing consulting, Lou Ann has delivered and supported a wide range of services including strategic planning, business and audience development, research, change management and finance.


    Register for the September webinar here!




    Thursday, October 20, 2022

    1-2 p.m. ET/noon-1 p.m. CT/10-11 a.m. PT


    The Future of Audiobooks: Growth, Technology, Accessibility, and Revenue

    Join PCPA Adjunct Member Speechki for a presentation and question-and-answer session about the booming audiobook market. Why is audio booming? Why should publishers get started in audiobooks?
    How can they get started? And much more!
    Who should attend this webinar?
    Publishers and self-published authors, anyone who holds rights to books that have not yet been produced as audiobooks.
    Bill Wolfsthal has spent almost four decades in book publishing, in sales and management roles with companies like Harry N. Abrams, Skyhorse, Sterling, and The Lyons Press. He is now a business development consultant. One of his clients is Speechki, a production company that creates books using synthesized voicing.

    Register for the October webinar here!


    Thursday, November 17, 2022
    1-2 p.m. ET/noon-1 p.m. CT/10-11 a.m. PT

    Outsourcing to a Third Party Fulfillment Provider

    A webinar led by David Hetherington, Vice President, Global Business Development for Adjunct Member and PCPA Platinum Sponsor 2021, 2022 and 2023 Books International will share practical insights on evaluating and implementing the use of third-party distribution services.

    Thursday, December 15, 2022
    1-2 p.m. ET/noon-1 p.m. CT/10-11 a.m. PT

    Title TBD

    A webinar led by Waseem Andrabi, VP, Learning Solutions for PCPA Adjunct Member KnowledgeWorks Global, Ltd. ways to produce conventional books and eBooks more efficiently and to offer animations, games, courses, and other digital assets that will attract and delight readers of all ages.



    Thursday, January 19, 2023
    1-2 p.m. ET/noon-1 p.m. CT/10-11 a.m. PT

    Title TBD

    A webinar hosted by PCPA Adjunct Member PageMajik on artifical intelligence and publishing.



    Thursday, January 16, 2023
    1-2 p.m. ET/noon-1 p.m. CT/10-11 a.m. PT

    Title TBD

    A webinar led by PCPA Adjunct Member and 2023 Platinum Sponsor Versa Press.


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