Professional Activities and Associations Peter Beren

Professional Activities and Associations of Peter Beren, Book Publishing Consultant

SF Writers Conf. #4

Positions Held

  • Contributing Editor, Boston Phoenix
  • Correspondent, RAGS Magazine
  • Executive Editor, And/Or Press, Inc.
  • Marketing Director, Sierra Club Books
  • Publisher, Sierra Club Books
  • Licensing Director, Sierra Club
  • Publisher, VIA Books
  • V.P., Publishing, Palace Press Group
  • San Francisco Publishing Examiner (



  • Member, Association of Authors Representatives (AAR)
  • Member, Book Promotion Forum (BPF)
  • Member, Bay Area Independent Publishers Association (BAIPA)
  • Member, Freelancers Union
  • Member, Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA)
  • Registered Expert Witness, Thomson Reuters Expert Witness Services (TREWS)
  • Registered Expert Witness, Technical Advisory Service for Attorneys (TASA Group)
  • Advisor, Covercake


 Lectures and Presentations

  • Association of American Publishers (AAP)
  • Media Alliance
  • National Writers Union
  • Northern California Booksellers Association (NCBA)
  • Northern California Book Publicists and Marketing Association (NCBPMA)
  • American Marketing Association
  • American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA)
  • Democratic National Committee (DNC), Merchandising Advisory Panel
  • University of California Journalism Department and Extension Courses
  • Committee of Small Magazine Editors & Publishers (COSMEP)
  • Media Alliance
  • Mystery Writers of America
  • Book Builders West
  • PubForum
  • Institute for International Research
  • Writers Connection
  • Book Passage Travel Writers Conference
  • Writing For Change
  • San Francisco Book Council
  • San Francisco Writers Conference
  • Redwood Writers
  • Marin Writers Club
  • Commonwealth Club
  • InStock Conference
  • Womens National Book Association (WNBA)