October Meeting: Pre-Publication Publicity

Creating Your Marketing Platform: The Art of Pre-Publication Publicity As authors, we too often worry about writing and publishing our book and then worry about the marketing part. The truth is, the really successful authors know the importance of pre-publication marketing and publicity. They get that they have to create a marketing platform long before

New Dues Structure (and lower prices!) for CIPA Members

by Karen Reddick, CIPA Executive Director Join us as we celebrate CIPA’s 20th year by taking advantage of the huge savings in membership dues. Membership Categories Regular Membership (Now Only $50) Regular members are individuals who support the purpose of CIPA including authors, publishers and other interested individuals. This membership is for individuals that do

IBPA Scholarship Winner Tells All

By Seth David Chernoff I was afforded the opportunity to attend IPBA Publishing University before BookExpo America (BEA) in New York City in June; in part due to a tuition scholarship from IBPA and CIPA. I would like to share my experience with you. The event proved to be incredibly valuable. Like any conference, there

CIPA does a good deed. Can you help too?

The Colorado Independent Publishers Association along with the Missouri Writers Guild is collecting books for the Joplin schools, which were nearly destroyed by the recent tornado. MWG president Deb Marshall said, “They have to replace books for K-12. The high school was a total loss, as was one middle school and one elementary. Another elementary

CIPA Member in the News: Jeanette Courtad

CIPA Member Jeanette Courtad writes: “The podcast I did with Helen Osborne of Health Literacy Out Loud just went live on May 10th.  The link is www.healthliteracyoutloud.com , and my podcast is #58, right before the US surgeon general’s most recent interview! Jeanette Courtad, DDS is the dentist/author/illustrator behind Toothful tales, How We Survived the Sweet