The 2017 CIPA EVVY Awards call for submissions is now closed.

Thanks to everyone who submitted their books!

Finalists to be announced July 31, 2017.

Want to be the first to know? Sign-up for our mailing list below.

Don't miss the latest CIPA News!





AUTHOR RESOURCES

Service Directory

Don't guess or waste time. Get the help you need to publish your book.

Get Help Here

Meetings

Meet face-to-face to compare notes, get support and help.

See What's On The Calendar

Webinars

Get D.I.Y. help and direction with discounts for members.

See The Library

Freebies

Getting started with a low, low investment.

Get Started

Accelerate Your Publishing Dreams With CIPA!

CIPA Member Free Perks

Free to members! And just $10 for guests.
Details here.

What People Are Saying . . .

Thanks to CIPA I built a Great Marketing Team!

I created the idea of my book, wrote the stories and found the ideal editor – however CIPA helped me build a team to take the book to market with a great book!

Thomas C. Wamsley
CODE 33: True California Cop Stories from the 1970s

CIPA Monthly Meetings Are Informative…

CIPA monthly meetings are informative – who knew editing comprises more than sentence structure? Or one of the fastest growth areas of publishing is audiobooks?

Pamela M. Feely, CPA, MBA
A Candidate's Guide to Campaign Finance in Colorado

CIPA Monthly Meetings Are Informative…

CIPA monthly meetings are informative – who knew editing comprises more than sentence structure? Or one of the fastest growth areas of publishing is audiobooks?

Pamela M. Feely, CPA, MBA
A Candidate's Guide to Campaign Finance in Colorado

CIPA has changed my life!

CIPA has changed my life! I had a memoir in progress, unfinished, and after joining CIPA I met people who helped me to self-publish my book and learn how to market it.

Dr. Janis Ruoff
Crashing Through Walls: A Memoir of One Family's Life After Traumatic Brain Injury

Get the support and services you need!

CIPA offers essential support and services for authors or aspiring authors in the intimidating and ever-changing world of publishing.

Joe and Jan McDaniel
BookCrafters

CIPA EVVY Awards Testimonial

I was extremely excited to be invited to take part in this competition, with this as my first publication it was unexpected. Now that I have been made an award winner my excitement is swallowed up in humility. I want to thank Outskirts Press, the CIPA staff and judges for seeing something in my work I didn’t.

Ron Preston
Africa: The Legacy of Civilization

“CIPA is to Indie-Published Authors what Sunshine is to Flowers”

CIPA is to Indie-Published Authors what Sunshine is to Flowers – the Nourishing Broadcaster of blooming achievements. I am so glad you are here… sponsoring the annual CIPA EVVY Contests, hosting the Award Banquets filled with anticipation and excitement, and nourishing the craft of writing in your educational meetings. Thank you, CIPA.

ANDREW CERONI
ANDREW CERONI, Author

CIPA: An Invaluable Resource

Having been a book design professional for over 30 years, being a member of CIPA has served as an invaluable resource in keeping current with publishing trends, finding collegial support, and expanding my capacities.

Robert L. Schram
Bookends Design
Associate

CIPA all that it is and then some!

the myth of santas beard sharon thayer

The third Saturday of every month I am up before my alarm rings, in high spirits and in high gear headed toward my CIPA meeting. Thank you all the hard working board members that make CIPA all that it is and then some!

Sharon Thayer
Author, The Myth of Santa’s Beard
Author Member

Always Something Useful

CIPA meetings & banquets are always enjoyable and educational. I don’t get to attend every meeting, but at each one I go to, I come away with information that I can put into practice. I always recommend CIPA to other authors I meet.

Cheryl Carpinello
Beyond Today Educator
Author

Meeting Fee Stopping You From Joining CIPA?

CIPA provides a wealth of knowledge that goes above and beyond the membership fee!

Barbara Stafford
Eclectic Entertaining Cookbooks

CIPA helps and guides in many more ways than you think!

When I first looked into publishing my book I found a publishing company that had a lot of different departments that could end up guiding me through the publishing process as I am new and don’t really know what I am doing. Then I found CIPA (Colorado Independent Publishers Association). I found guidance, training, more

Mary Yoakum
MaryYoakum.com

Step-by-Step Professional Help

Step-by-step professional help – learning curve amazing from A-to-Z, through editing to marketing!

Jerry Fabyanic
Sisyphus Wins

Appreciate all the support

The Blood- The stones blade book one allynn riggs

I truly appreciate all the support, advise and networking I have received through my membership in CIPA. CIPA has added power to my drive to publish these stories.

Allynn Riggs
TimberDark Publications, LLC
Author Member

Energizing and Informative!

I joined CIPA in 2015 because I wanted to learn as much about the art and trade of writing and publishing as I could. The monthly meetings are packed full of immediately useful information, and I leave feeling energized. The members and organizers believe in their mission to help others in our trade. I would

Laurel McHargue
Alpha Peak LLC

CIPA EVVY Award Quick Links

Each year CIPA hosts an annual book awards contest, called the CIPA EVVY Awards. The 2017 CIPA EVVY Awards call for submissions is now closed. Stay tuned for the finalists announcement July 31, 2017; and the Banquet & Awards Ceremony on August 19, 2017.


Deadlines

February 18, 2017:  Entries are open for acceptance.

May 20, 2017:  Last day to receive entries (including books).

July 31, 2017:  All finalists announced.

August 19, 2017:  Awards Banquet & Ceremony

Popular Author Resources

Your Book’s Business Plan: Why You Need One and How To Write It

  Your Book’s Business Plan: Why You Need One and How To Write It 9 Strategic Steps to Increase Your Book Sales, Grow Your Audience and Connect with New Readers By Bree Weber, The Book Octopus Let’s face it, as an indie author you are a business owner, and as such, you need a business plan.

0 comments

ARTICLE: Where do I begin? The Foreword, the Preface, and the Introduction

Where do we start a book? To quote the King in Alice in Wonderland, “Begin at the beginning, and go on till you come to the end: then stop.” If only it were so simple. Fiction needs to consider the prologue. Nonfiction books have introductions often, prefaces sometimes, and occasionally forewords. Do we know how

2 comments

 

3 Ways to Drive Traffic to Your Site

What is Search Engine Optimization? Search engine optimization, or SEO, is the process of improving a website to attract traffic from search engines like Google. Optimizing your website can result in more than just driving traffic to your website. You can also engage with more potential clients, increase sales, and gain a technical advantage over

0 comments

4 Ways Indie Authors Go Wrong Writing a Book Description

By BlueInk Review Every book needs a description of its contents – that snappy teaser copy you traditionally see on the back cover. When done properly, it lures readers in, as well as signals what audience the book is targeting. And it’s invaluable on marketing materials, author websites and other promotional materials. But at BlueInk

1 comment

UPCOMING EVENTS

Brainstorm Sessions

Sep
18
Mon
2017
5:30 pm Brainstorm Meeting @ Denver BookBar
Brainstorm Meeting @ Denver BookBar
Sep 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Brainstorm Meeting @ Denver BookBar | Denver | Colorado | United States
A glass of wine, lots of books, and sharing ideas with your fellow CIPA members. What could be better? Join us for our monthly Brainstorming Sessions! Held the Monday after each monthly meeting, Brainstorming Sessions are smaller, more personal meetings. Small groups of members can get together to, brainstorm ideas for publishing & selling their

Main Events

Jun
3
Sat
2017
1:00 pm Georgetown, Co: Self Publishing ... @ Georgetown Heritage Center
Georgetown, Co: Self Publishing ... @ Georgetown Heritage Center
Jun 3 @ 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Georgetown, Co: Self Publishing Workshop for Aspiring Authors and Curious Readers @ Georgetown Heritage Center | Georgetown | Colorado | United States
The Georgetown Cultural Arts Program In Collaboration with CIPA Offer One-Day Workshop at The Georgetown Heritage Center The event will take place on June 3, 2017 from 1:00pm to 8pm at the Georgetown Heritage Center, 809 Taos Street, Georgetown, CO. Georgetown, Colorado — The Road More Traveled: Self Publishing Workshop for Aspiring Authors and Curious Readers
Jun
17
Sat
2017
1:00 pm The President’s Picnic – A CIPA ... @ TO BE ANNOUNCED!
The President’s Picnic – A CIPA ... @ TO BE ANNOUNCED!
Jun 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The President's Picnic - A CIPA SUMMER SOCIAL! @ TO BE ANNOUNCED!
Details and official date and time coming soon!
Sep
16
Sat
2017
8:00 am Monthly Meeting @ Church of Scientology
Monthly Meeting @ Church of Scientology
Sep 16 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Monthly Meeting @ Church of Scientology | Denver | Colorado | United States
Topic TBD. See the event’s calendar for the current program. PLEASE NOTE: By attending our meetings, you also acknowledge you are aware that photos are taken and live video is in process, during which your image and/or voice may be recorded for use in educational and/or promotional purposes for Colorado Independent Publishers Association in print,

Error: Please enter a valid email address

Error: Invalid email

Error: Please enter your first name

Error: Please enter your last name

Error: Please enter a username

Error: Please enter a password

Error: Please confirm your password

Error: Password and password confirmation do not match