Company Information

Media Beyond the Mainstream

JM Northern Media LLC is a company focused on media and the people who make it. Founded in 1999, we produce annual events and report on the people who are making things happen in the world of digital media and beyond. In addition to our stand-alone productions, we have co-sponsored educational events in conjunction with CMJ, 2NMC, MusicFest NW, Harvard Law and many other well-known institutions.

Our properties include The DIY Convention: Do It Yourself in Film, Music & Books; The DIY Music Festival; The DIY Film Festival; The DIY Book Festival; The New York Book Festival; The Hollywood Book Festival; OFFtheCHARTS.com; OTC Press book division; OTC Networks webcasting; The DIYReporter.com and BookFestivals.com.

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JM Northern Media has a network of web sites, live events and online programs available to reach our audience. Please contact us at :
  • JM Northern Media LLC
    7095 Hollywood Blvd. Suite 864
    Hollywood, CA 90028, USA
  • Phone: 323-665-8080 or
  • Skype at : BruceDIY
  • Email: bruce@jmnorthernmedia.com

Properties

Our Properties

Halloween Book Festival

The Halloween Book Festival will consider works in the following categories: science fiction, horror, general fiction, non-fiction, biography/autobiography, young adult, fantasy, audio/spoken word, photography/art, comics, 'zines, unconventional romance, wild card (anything goes!), alternative future, time travel, children's books and fan fiction. There is no date of publication restriction. All entries must be in English.

Southern California Book Festival

The Southern California Book Festival considers published and unpublished works in fiction, non-fiction, biography/autobiography, how-to, compilations/anthologies, photography/art, children?s, cookbooks, poetry, spiritual, young adult, business/technology, unpublished manuscripts, wild card (anything goes!), nature/animals and and regional lit. There is no date of publication restriction, but all entries must be in English or Spanish.

Los Angeles Book Festival

The Los Angeles England Book Festival considers self-published or independent publisher non-fiction, fiction, biography/autobiography, children's books, young adult, how-to, cookbooks, science fiction, business, spiritual, photography/art, poetry, foreign language, romance and mysteries.

The Great Southeast Book Festival

The Great Southeast Book Festival considers entries in general non-fiction, fiction, biography/autobiography, children?s books, cookbooks, compilations/anthologies; e-books; genre-based, how-to, photography/art, spiritual, music, teenage/young adult, unpublished stories and the wild card (anything goes!) categories.

The Great Southwest Book Festival

The Great Southwest Book Festival will consider published and unpublished works in fiction, non-fiction, biography/autobiography, how-to, compilations/anthologies, photography/art, children?s, cookbooks, poetry, spiritual, young adult, business/technology, unpublished manuscripts, wild card (anything goes!), nature/animals and and regional lit. There is no date of publication restriction, but all entries must be in English or Spanish.

The Great Northwest Book Festival

The Great Northwest Book Festival will consider published and unpublished works in fiction, non-fiction, biography/autobiography, how-to, compilations/anthologies, photography/art, children?s, cookbooks, poetry, spiritual, young adult, business/technology, unpublished manuscripts, wild card (anything goes!) and nature/animals. There is no date of publication restriction, but all entries must be in English.

New England Book Festival

The New England Book Festival consider non-fiction, fiction, biography/autobiography, children's books, teenage, how-to, cookbooks, science fiction, audio/spoken word, photography, art, poetry and spiritual works.

San Francisco Book Festival

The San Francisco Book Festival considers non-fiction, fiction, biography/autobiography, children's books, compilations/anthologies, teenage, how-to, cookbooks, science fiction, audio/spoken word, history, wild card, gay, photography/art, poetry, unpublished, travel and spiritual works.

Green Book Festival

The Green Book Festival considers published, self-published and independent publisher works in the following categories: non-fiction, fiction, children's books, teenage, how-to, audio/spoken word, comics/graphic novels, poetry, science fiction/horror, biography/autobiography, gardening, cookbooks, animals, photography/art, e-books, wild card (anything goes!), scientific, white paper, legal, business, mystery and spiritual.

Paris Book Festival

The Paris Book Festival considers entries in general non-fiction, fiction, biography/autobiography, children?s books, cookbooks, compilations/anthologies; e-books; genre-based, how-to, photography/art, spiritual, music, teenage/young adult, unpublished stories and the wild card (anything goes!) categories.

London Book Festival

The London Book Festival is an annual competition honoring books worthy of greater attention from the international publishing community. Entries can be in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese or Italian. Competition winners receive cash and a flight to London for our awards ceremony.

New York Book Festival

the New  York Book Festival is an annual competition and day festival celebrating books worthy of greater attention in the world publishing capital. The event features an awards ceremony and a day festival featuring author readings, vendors, live music, children?s entertainment and food. Attendees can enjoy the event while taking in the serenity and beauty of New York?s Central Park.

Beach Book Festival

The Beach Book Festival is a Spring event that touts the hottest reads of the upcoming summer season. The event offers cash and travel to an exotic beach location, plus a publicity campaign for the winning author so that summer sales are maximized.

DIY Convention

The DIY Convention: Do It Yourself in Film, Music & Books is dedicated to teaching authors, musicians, filmmakers and entertainment entrepreneurs to create, distribute, protect and market their independent film, music, books and digital media. The event features performance and screening opportunities, panel discussions, workshops, special events and parties and is held in various cities throughout the year, concluding each February in Los Angeles with our grand finale show and awards. Past speakers include Darryl ?DMC? McDaniels, Jonatha Brooke, Pat DiNizio, John Waite, Frank Black, Peter Himmelman, Chris Vrenna and Derek Sivers, the founder of CD Baby.

Hollywood Book Festival

The Hollywood Book Festival focuses attention on books worthy of further consideration by the film, TV, video game and multimedia communities and spotlights the contributions of celebrity authors to the book publishing industry. The event includes an awards ceremony and day festival featuring celebrity appearances, music, author readings and vendor opportunities. Last year?s appearances included Evan Handler from ?Sex and the City,? actress Heather Thomas, a reading from ?Three?s Company? actress Joyce DeWitt and a panel discussion featuring celebrity tell-all authors Mike Walker from the National Enquirer (?Get Real?), Henrietta Tiefenthaler (?Train Wreck?), Eric Dubin (?The Star Chamber?) and more.

Off the Charts

Off the Charts was one of the first sites offering interactive discussions of the world of music and other art beyond the mainstream. The site has a daily news feed and analysis of digital media activities from around the world.

BookFestivals.com

BookFestivals.com is an information portal for book festivals, readings and other publishing activities around the world. The site offers a comprehensive selection of free and advertiser-supported listings.

Aliens to Zombies Convention

Aliens to Zombies Convention Professional artists, authors, scientist, monster-makers and actors discuss monsters in our real & surreal worlds - in the season's most unique event.

InventorsandInnovations.com

Inventors and Innovations is an independent organization dedicated to serving the inventors and inventions community. Unlike other organizations, there are no membership dues and we do not get involved in the marketing, distribution, sales, promotion or manufacturing of your product, service or patents. We are simply here to inform you of your options.

YPE International Summit

YPE International Summit is the first and only interdisciplinary networking and volunteer organization for people in the global energy industry ? a place where bankers can connect with engineers, accountants with geologists and so on. Our mission is to provide a forum for knowledge sharing and camaraderie among future leaders of the energy industry.

Florida Book Festival

The Florida Book Festival will consider non-fiction, fiction, biography/autobiography/memoirs, children's books, compilations/anthologies, young adult, how-to, cookbooks, science fiction, business/technology, history, wild card, gay, photography/art, poetry, unpublished stories, spiritual/religious works and holiday themes.

Amsterdam Book Festival

The Amsterdam Book Festival has issued a call for entries to its program celebrating books worthy of further attention from the European market. It will consider major publisher, independent publisher and self-published works.

Pacific Rim Book Fesrival

The Pacific Rim Book Festival celebrates the best books of the spring. It will consider non-fiction, fiction, biography/autobiography/memoirs, children's books, compilations/anthologies, young adult, how-to, cookbooks, science fiction, business/technology, history,