We had a full house at our Jan 20 CIPA meeting – How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolution to Publish and Sell Your Book: Sound Guidance on Funding and Publishing Books that Sell! – as we welcomed panelists Mia Fill-Diaz (CU Boulder), Dan Pratt (Pratt Brothers Composition), Dr. Patricia Ross (Hugo House Publishing), Karen van Vuuren
Hiring the Right Ghostwriter By Mark Graham, Iron Fox Creative Hiring a ghostwriter is a good idea for anyone who has a valuable, interesting story to tell – and not only because you may not have writing skill or the necessary time to accomplish your goal. Here are several reasons why hiring a ghostwriter might
Asking for Feedback on Your Book By Alexandra O’Connell, Your Resident Wordsmith There’s only so much writing we can do before our questions—Is this any good? Is this clear? What should I change?—take up an endless loop in the echo chamber of our heads. If you are at this point with your book, you need to
By Mary Walewski, CIPA President “When eating an elephant take one bite at a time.” —Creighton Abrams I recently met with a new marketing client. This author was close to publishing his book and freely admitted he was totally overwhelmed by the experience. He expressed what most authors I’ve met have said, “I thought writing
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CIPA Author Spotlight: Barbara Ziek Crowdfunds Her Way to Publishing Success By Leslie Miller In anticipation of CIPA’s January meeting on Crowdfunding, we’re casting our author spotlight on Barbara Ziek, author of Zadie and Plain Vanilla, the Rainbow Alpaca. Barbara used a Kickstarter Campaign to crowdfund the money to publish this book, to great success.