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

Legal Issues for Publishers & Writers with Jonathan Kirsch

Mon, Sept 23, 2019   7:30 to 9:15 p.m. 
Members – free      Non-members – $15

Are you up to date on the profound changes that are taking place in the publishing industry and what they mean for your publishing business or the books you write?

Our Speaker: Jonathan Kirsch

 Jonathan Kirsch, one of the most respected experts in publishing law, a publishing and intellectual property attorney based in Los Angeles.

He is also an expert publishing industry witness, an adjunct professor on the faculty of New York U’s Professional Publishing Institute, book editor of The Jewish Journal, and the author of thirteen books, including The Short, Strange Life of Herschel Grynszpan: A Boy Avenger, a Nazi Diplomat and a Murder in ParisJonathanKirsch.com.

More information, Registration and RSVP for this panel


Special Programs

IWOSC/PALA Self-Publishing Intensive

Saturday, October 19, 2019 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