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“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 all that it is and then some!

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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

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
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Appreciate all the support

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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

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

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 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

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
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CIPA EVVY Award Quick Links

Each year CIPA hosts an annual book awards contest, called the CIPA EVVY Awards. The 2017 CIPA EVVY Awards is now accepting submissions.


Deadlines

February 18, 2017:  Entries are open for acceptance.

May 20, 2017:  Last day to receive entries.

July 31, 2017:  All finalists announced.

August 19, 2017:  Awards Banquet & Ceremony

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  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.

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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

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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

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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

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Brainstorm Sessions

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17
Mon
2017
5:30 pm Brainstorm Meeting @ Denver BookBar
Brainstorm Meeting @ Denver BookBar
Apr 17 @ 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
5:30 pm Brainstorm Session @ BookBar
Brainstorm Session @ BookBar
Apr 17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Brainstorm Session @ 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
May
22
Mon
2017
5:30 pm Brainstorm Meeting @ Denver BookBar
Brainstorm Meeting @ Denver BookBar
May 22 @ 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

Apr
17
Mon
2017
5:30 pm Brainstorm Meeting @ Denver BookBar
Brainstorm Meeting @ Denver BookBar
Apr 17 @ 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
5:30 pm Brainstorm Session @ BookBar
Brainstorm Session @ BookBar
Apr 17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Brainstorm Session @ 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
Apr
22
Sat
2017
8:00 am Monthly Meeting @ Church of Scientology
Monthly Meeting @ Church of Scientology
Apr 22 @ 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,

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