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.



with Jonathan Kirsch

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? Recent cases, new laws, and sweeping changes in book publishing technology present special challenges to publishers and may mean that your existing contract forms and business practices are out of date.

Also, do you know when an item falls under the “fair use” exception? And when exactly do you need to get permission or is having an endnote sufficient?

We are thrilled that one of the most respected experts in publishing law, Jonathan Kirsch, will cover these legal issues of vital importance to publishers as well as take your questions.

62b2ddcf-5847-4989-8477-643ef14ccdceJONATHAN KIRSCH is a publishing and intellectual property attorney based in Los Angeles. He is also an expert witness on publishing industry matters, an adjunct professor on the faculty of New York University’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 Paris (W.W. Norton/Liveright). Jonathan specializes in publishing law and copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property matters. His clients include book, magazine, newspaper, audio, video, and electronic publishers; authors; agents; distributors; designers; and artists and photographers, among other publishing industry businesses and professionals. Jonathan is the author of two leading reference works on publishing law, Kirsch’s Handbook of Publishing Law for Authors, Publishers, Editors and Agents (Acrobat Books) and Kirsch’s Guide to the Book Contract for Authors, Publishers, Editors and Agents, which have been revised and updated for publication in a single volume by Silman-James Press.



TIME: 7:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Veterans Memorial Building, 4117 Overland Avenue, Culver City, 90230. Corner of Overland & Culver. Parking is free on site. The parking entrance is on Culver. The PALA sign will be on the meeting room door. NOTE: Wear layered clothing. The room is usually comfortable, but the temperature may vary. Recording will be available with the payment procedure below.

COST: PALA MEMBERS – NEW PROCEDURE: Free for PALA members. To be sure you have a seat, please contact Sharon Goldinger <> for your reservation. We will still honor walk-ins for available seats. GENERAL: $15.00 ($10.00 for IWOSC members). Advance admission can be purchased until the day before the program with PayPal on our website: <>.

QUESTIONS: Contact Sharon Goldinger, PALA Vice President,, 949-581-6190.

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