Professional Activities and Associations Peter Beren

Associations & Presentations of Peter Beren

SF Writers Conf. #4

Positions Held

  • Founding Staff member, 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., Insight Editions
  • Founder, Peter Beren Agency


  • Member, Association of Authors Representatives (AAR)
  • Member, Nonfiction Authors Association (NFAA)
  • 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)


 Selected Lectures and Presentations

  • Association of American Publishers (AAP)
  • National Writers Union
  • American Marketing Association
  • American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA)
  • Democratic National Committee (DNC), Merchandising Advisory Panel
  • Mystery Writers of America
  • Writing For Change
  • San Francisco Writers Conferenc
  • Commonwealth Club
  • Womens National Book Association (WNBA)

Peter Beren at the San Francisco Writers Conference
“Designed to Sell: An Agent’s Perspective”

“You can’t tell a book by it’s cover, but you can sell a book by it’s cover.”

Best practices for great book cover design.