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What People Are Saying . . .

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… Read more “Energizing and Informative!”

Laurel McHargue
Alpha Peak LLC

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

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

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… Read more “CIPA helps and guides in many more ways than you think!”

Mary Yoakum
MaryYoakum.com

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 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

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: 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 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.… Read more “CIPA EVVY Awards Testimonial”

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 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

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

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

Thank you CIPA!

Chuck Renstrom, author of Do You See What I See?: High Altitude Evidence of the Worldwide Flood, is happy to share that as a result of the information he has received (and acted upon) from CIPA and its affiliates, his book sales have totaled nearly $2,000 dollars worth in the three weeks since it’s been… Read more “Thank you CIPA!”

Chuck Renstrom
ChuckRenstrom.com

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

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
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Latest Author Resources

Ghostwriting a Business Book

Ghostwriting a Business Book A Blog by Mark Graham, Graham Publishing Group You’re a business leader with a business to run.  You may also have a great idea for a business book that will, in fact, expand your business. The problem is moving from idea to words on a page. That is where a skillful ghostwriter

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Shaping Your Book: 3 Tips to Create Order from Disarray

Shaping Your Book: 3 Tips to Create Order from Disarray By Alexandra O’Connell If you are struggling with organization—your book doesn’t have the flow you want, the pieces don’t seem to fit together, your points are muddy—you are not alone. The good news is that, once we fix the organization, other revisions tend to flow

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