CIPA Signs eBook Pilot Project Agreement with Douglas County Libraries

The Colorado Independent Publishers Association (CIPA) and the Douglas County Libraries have signed an historic agreement to help put high quality independently published books into the library district’s eBook loan program. This new partnership underscores the changing nature of book publishing and distribution with the ever-increasing popularity of eBooks. According to Nancy Libbey Mills, CIPA’s President,

What’s In It For You?

by Dr. Dan Miller, CIPA Vice-President It should be obvious to everyone, but just in case you haven’t noticed – CIPA is doing a lot more these days to promote its author and publisher members.  Let’s start with the CIPA Library e-Book Partnership with Douglas County Libraries. The goal of this program is to facilitate

Self-Empowered Publishing

By Jennifer Holder Not all paths of publishing lead to the same destination. Traditional publishing, self-publishing, and cooperative publishing are equal in the sense that they all have opportunities of their own and they all have downsides. Weighing these options can be a challenge, especially when you just know millions of people are going to

Know Your Self Published Value

By Jennifer Holder When I worked in a New York publishing house, we knew the value of self-published authors. Many who arrived in our submissions box offered big promises that they themselves had been unable to fulfill. But others arrived battle-scarred, with their determination and hard work reflected in solid sales figures (yes, big houses

CIPA May 21st Meeting: Ebooks and libraries

Jamie LaRue of  Douglas County Libraries presents: That Changes Everything! Two trends – the rise of both ebook and self-publishing – will profoundly affect the future of both publishing and of libraries. The historic partnership between CIPA and the Douglas County Libraries is one strategy to connect writers and readers. What other steps will or

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