May 2020 CIPA Meeting

May 16, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am America/Denver Timezone
Online Meeting


May 16th, 2020 Meeting – Indie Publishing “Unmasked”:  How Indie Publishers Survive and Thrive in our New World Reality.

Please note the new meeting time – 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Registration is now CLOSED for this meeting. See you next time!

CIPA’s MVP Panel (Mike, Veronica and Peter) will share what indie publishers need to do to market and sell their books during and after the impact of COVID-19.

  • You’ll learn the pros and cons of working with Amazon and/or IngramSpark for Print-On-Demand (POD) to sell books to the public and to retailers and how quick-turn, short-run digital and longer run offset production provides the margins you need.
  • Discover publishing industry resources for indie/self-publishers.
  • Get a quick overview on postponed and cancelled regional and national events for 2020.
  • Learn about “free stuff” available to publishers and authors from industry partners and new initiatives being launched to promote indie publishers.
  • Get updates on legislation to protect author copyrights.
  • Learn how competes with Amazon and how your book(s) can become available through them.
  • Realize how important it is to effectively use eBooks, websites, social media and online platforms.

…and much more.

About the MVPs

Mike Daniels has worked in the book publishing business for a quarter-century assisting authors and publishers of all genres nationwide while representing major book manufacturers. As a publisher’s coach, he provides strategic and creative guidance, connections, and insight to help publish his clients’ books and best reach their targeted goals. Mike holds an MPA degree in nonprofit organizational management earned at the University of Colorado and Harvard and is a Past President of the Colorado Independent Publishers Association (2005–06) where he received the CIPA Leadership Award and the Ric Simmons Memorial Life Vest Award for excellence in publishing, integrity in business, and service to authors. During his presidency, he co-founded the CIPA Education and Literacy Foundation and has continued to help develop the organization’s programs over the past fourteen years. He has served on or advised CIPA’s Board of Directors in various roles to help lead the organization and develop partnerships since 2002. Outside of his work with CIPA he’s a former Rotarian of the Year and has served as the Vice Chief of Staff and Director of Public Affairs for the Rocky Mountain Region of the Civil Air Patrol–U.S. Air Force Auxiliary and Editor-in-Chief of RMR Altitudes magazine. He’s the author of Living, Loving and Loathing: Modern Rhymes and Limericks for the Romantically Inclined and Humorously Correct and is also a contributing writer for A Sheltered Life magazine, where he shares animal rescue stories that he personally experienced while serving on the Board and as President of the Intermountain Humane Society. Mike can be reached at

Veronica Yager has been in the self-publishing industry for over 12 years. As founder of YellowStudios, she manages a team of award-winning book designers. Veronica helps authors produce high-quality books with eye-appealing book design, award-winning ebooks to match, and builds for them a great author marketing platform to help their books succeed. Veronica’s mission is to help make publishing a book as painless and easy as possible for indie authors, and ensure they publish it the right way!

Peter Trimarco has nearly three decades in the publishing industry, from content creation, production, and distribution through to magazine and book publishing. Throughout his tenure he has also been immersed in the film industry, the music industry, and most recently in publishing books for children.

As co-founder and publisher of both Beyond Cinema Magazine and Notable Kids Publishing, he has expertise in all aspects of traditional magazine and book production and distribution. As an author and illustrator, he has created original content for augmented-reality mobile apps for children, and of course, the printed page. Currently, Peter’s primary focus is in publishing picture books and content for mid-grade readers, while working with new and established authors and illustrators. Prior to establishing Notable Kids Publishing, he was a veteran of the media industry as executive producer and creative director on dozens of music productions, co-founder of three record labels, publisher for two international film magazines, and as a news art director. While in the music industry, he was the creative director and executive producer on over forty titles with two receiving Grammy nominations. As an active member of the entertainment and publishing communities, Peter has been featured on NPR’s Fresh Air and interviewed by the London Financial Times on intellectual property rights, in addition to being a voting member of NARAS. He currently serves on the Board of the IBPA and the CIPA Education and Literacy Foundation.

Register now and your name will be included in the drawing for our “COVID-19 Author Survival Gift Pack!” 

Registration is CLOSED.

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