May 2019 CIPA PRESIDENT’S LETTER By: Bob Schram Happy Trails to You Until We Meet Again! “Traveling—it leaves you speechless then turns you into a Storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta Summer is just about upon us if the leaves, grass, and flowers are any indication. They seem to have popped up overnight and it always
March 2019 CIPA PRESIDENT’S LETTER By: Bob Schram It’s Spring! “in Just- spring when the world is mud-luscious . . . and puddle-wonderful.” –E.E. Cummings I get excited at this time of year! Beyond being my birth month, I begin to notice the robins foraging for worms and the bees sleepily bumbling about. The
Colorado Books and Art Festival – Saturday, March 16th, Arvada Center The Arvada Center and Regis University are partnering with the Tattered Cover Book Store to present the Colorado Book and Arts Festival, a one-day literary arts festival celebrating books, art and music for the whole family. The Arvada Center will be filled with award-winning
Why the Developmental Edit is One of the Hardest Things You’ll Ever Do By Alexandra O’Connell Friends, I’d like to address a difficult and emotional topic: the developmental edit. You’ve sent your manuscript off to your editor for developmental work. You’ve completed a draft! The world is a beautiful place, filled with hope. Rainbows, puppies,
IBPA Publishing University – April 5-6, Chicago, IL As the largest independent book publishing association in the United States, the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) knows there are literally 100s of book conferences you could attend this year, mostly filled with fluff that’s irrelevant to small presses and author-publishers. That’s why we’re here! For nearly three decades, IBPA Publishing
Book Out of Print? By Joe McDaniel In recent months we have come across several authors whose book publishers have gone out of business, resulting in their book titles becoming no longer available in distribution. In some cases, authors have retained their publishing rights. It is important to know the terms of your publishing agreement.