September 2018 CIPA PRESIDENT’S LETTER By: Bob Schram Let the Outbreath into Fall Begin “Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very’, your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.” –MARK TWAIN Welcome to our 26th year as the Colorado Independent Publishers Association. I am honored
The Secrets to Success: Navigating the Tattered Cover’s New Program for Independent Authors By Madeleine Dodge, BlueInk Review It’s a familiar scenario: A bookstore accepts a self-published book on consignment, only to exile it to a shelf for “Independent Local Authors” in the farthest corner of the store where even the dust bunnies won’t give
AUGUST 2018 CIPA PRESIDENT’S LETTER By: Bob Schram A Philosophy to Live By “Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web he does to himself.” –CHIEF SEATTLE, Suquamish Tribe chief The CIPA Annual Potluck Picnic last weekend was an opportunity for
E-Book Layout and Distribution By Dawn Clark, Crimson Dragon Publishing E-book production and distribution has become almost a necessity in today’s mobile oriented word. Before converting your book, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, establish your distribution method. E-distributors (see below) may provide free conversion software. If you’d rather hire it out and
Gaining Exposure for Your Book By Mark Graham, Graham Publishing Group Here is the challenge that every self-published author faces; actually it is the challenge that authors who are working with mainstream publishers also experience. How do you gain maximum exposure for your book? You have to get it out there where readers know it is
JUNE 2018 CIPA PRESIDENT’S LETTER By: Alexandra O’Connell Summer has swept in! Can you tell by the thunderstorms? What are your plans for the summer? CIPA has a few… …our new Board is meeting in a few weeks to put together our plans for the coming year. Got any ideas you want to share with us?