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.


What Writers & Publishers Should Know About Audiobooks

Monday, June 24, 2018
7:30 to 9:15 p.m.

Have you wondered about the viability or value of creating an audio version of your book? Does your book lend itself to an audio version? Could it?

Whether you've already written and published your book or are still writing it, whether your words are fiction or nonfiction, the insights from our panel of professional voice actors can be of great benefit as you contemplate the possibility of turning it into an audio book.
Our panel, composed of professional and experienced voice actors and producers, will discuss:
  • The economics of producing an audio book
  • How adding sound, music, and studio tricks can make your audiobook pop
  • If the voice in your mind is the voice heard on your audiobook
And, top voice actors will read some of your words so you can hear how gender, age and style can affect your written words
Bring your books and your questions so our great panel can provide information and answers that you need to know.

Our panelists:

Marc Graue, owner of  the Legendary Marc Graue Voice Over Studios in Burbank, has recorded hundreds of audiobooks since the 1980s, as well as being the voice of many TV shows, commercials, and a Disneyland ride.

Diane Michelle has voiced multiple characters in over 30 popular video games and numerous TV shows.She is known for creating off-beat voices for animated characters.

Carson Beck voices video games, commercials, and audiobooks for best-selling authors like Nikki Sloane, Tessa Bailey ... even Charles Dickens and H.G. Wells.

Brenny Bravos is an actor who specializes in voice acting. She's also done live theatre, film, and commercials.

Moderator Andre Stojka, owner and publisher of Listen 2 Read Audiobooks, has 40 years experience in voicing TV shows, commercials, Disney films, and more.


Want to hear four different experienced audio narrators read a page from your book? 

We will have a few opportunities for members to have a page from their book (fiction or nonfiction) read during the meeting.

If you’d like to be considered for this special opportunity, send a Word file with one page of text from your book

(from the beginning or middle of your book) to

Free to IWOSC/PALA Members;  Non-members $15
Deadline for advance registration is noon the Sunday before the meeting.
Register now for this panel
IWOSC Monday Panel
Monday, June 24, 2018
7:30 to 9:15 p.m.
(networking follows the program)Veterans Memorial Building
4117 Overland Avenue, (corner of Culver Boulevard)
Culver City, California
Free parking; enter on CulverPALA is a special interest group of IWOSC



IWOSC July Webinar: A 90 minute Q&A with Pilar Alessandra: Screenwriting and TV Writing – Wednesday, July 10 at 7:00 p.m. (Pacific)

Self-Publishing Intensive 
Saturday, October 19 from 9:30am - 4:00pm
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