Welcome to PALA

Since 2003, the Publishers Association of Los Angeles (PALA) has provided monthly educational meetings, teleseminars, and webinars covering a wide range of publishing subjects. PALA also provides networking and resources that support publishers, authors, and related industry professionals. For information about membership, please go to: https://www.iwosc.org

Happening this Month

Coming up…

Our fall newsletter will be arriving in September. If you are an IWOSC/PALA member send us your news. Let us know about book signings, a new article that’s been published, or news about your book. Send us a description (75 word limit) or a jpeg of your cover and we will include them as space permits. We love good news and want to share it with all of our members. 

Look for seminars and panels in the fall, especially:

• Jonathan Kirsch on September 23, discussing the legal aspects of publishing

• Self-publishing Intensive on October 19

August program: A PARTY!

Sunday, August 25th

DATE: Sunday, August 25

TIME: Dinner starting at 5:00pm

ADDRESS: 3813 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292 PH: 310-823-4522 

COST: IWOSC/PALA members $39; nonmembers $44


It will be a fun bash with good food, lots of chuckles, some nice door prizes, and direct contact with your fellow writers and publishers.

Read moreAugust program: A PARTY!

Special Programs

IWOSC/PALA Self Publishing Intensive

Saturday, October 19 from 9:00am – 4:00pm

Everything You Need to Self-Publish

So You Can Publish Your Book Now

Do you have everything you need to successfully self-publish your book?

Whether you’re writing a helpful nonfiction work, a stunning genre novel, a community cookbook, or the next bestseller, the publishing process involves the same elements: preparation of your manuscript and production of your book. And don’t forget about marketing.

IWOSC/PALA’s 2019 Self-Publishing Intensive has the answers you need to start now and successfully publish your book. Our experts, Carla King of Self-Publishing Boot Camp and Sharon Goldinger of PeopleSpeak Consulting and the Publishers Association of Los Angeles, have over 45 years of traditional AND self-publishing experience and will cover EVERY aspect of self-publishing that you need to know

PLUS, attendees will receive more than a dozen books, handouts, checklists, and timelines.

For the FULL COURSE DESCRIPTION, and to save as an IWOSC/PALA member, click here.

LOCATION: Veterans Memorial, Culver City (Corner Culver & Overland)

REGISTRATION/Reservation required:

Payment Levels
For more information, please click here.

IWOSC/PALA Membership Benefits

PALA-IWOSC welcomes authors, publishers, and affiliated publishing professionals. Our goals: education, networking, and resources. We value and encourage the education and networking. 

Member benefits include:

  • newsletter, packed with information
  • discounted membership with IBPA
  • discount for recordings of meetings
  • attendance at our members-only brainstorming sessions
  • participation in cooperative marketing programs
  • free panels/deep discounts for seminars
  • access to information about IBPA’s Publishing University scholarships
If you’re interested in membership, please contact info@IWOSC.org.
Questions: Contact: Sharon Goldingerpplspeak@att.net, 949-581-6190