February 2019 CIPA PRESIDENT’S LETTER By: Bob Schram For the Love of Books! “He loved books, those undemanding but faithful friends.” –Victor Hugo, Les Misérables We are book people and one common denominator we all share is our love of books. Having served as a publishing resource since 1984,
A Book, Well Designed, is a Work of Art A Blog by Mark Graham, Graham Publishing Group Picture a book. Hold a book in your hands. Feel the texture. Examine the cover. Look at the publication page, the dedication, the acknowledgments. Even before you’ve opened to the first page, you’ve come face-to-face with a work of
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,
CIPA ELF Needs Drivers! Do you live near Leadville, Lamar, Norwood, or Pueblo? And do you attend the monthly CIPA meetings in Denver? And would you be interested in helping deliver book donations to local libraries? The CIPA Education and Literacy Foundation donates tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of books to libraries, hospitals, women’s
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.
January 2019 CIPA PRESIDENT’S LETTER By: Bob Schram Dream Big as We Embark Upon the 2019 Publishing Season! “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” –Eleanor Roosevelt The days are slowly getting longer. Can you sense it? My barometer is being able to put the goats and chickens in