September 2017 CIPA Meeting

September 16, 2017 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm America/Denver Timezone
Church of Scientology
2340 Blake St
Denver, CO 80205
$35 - Non-Members, $ 20 - Members (6pm night before event)

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Literary Rights and the Indie Author – Maximizing Your Bottom Line

What Rights You May Be Forgetting About, and How to Use them to Maximize Your Bottom Line

Do you know there is more to your book than a one-time publication? What rights are you forgetting about, and what opportunities are you leaving on the table?

Writing and publishing your book is a lot of hard work—what if you could benefit from that work many times over?

Learn about:

  • The different kinds of literary rights, and what they mean for you and your book.
  • Protecting your literary rights and not giving them away for free.
  • How self-publishing authors can take advantage of different literary rights to maximize their bottom line.


Authors will have a better understanding of what needs to be considered when selling rights to publishers. What rights mean and how best to negotiate them. After years of research, writing and dreaming why give anything away when a publisher is interested in acquiring your hard work?

Publishers will gain greater insight on rights and what’s most important when negotiating with an author. EVERY publisher needs to have a clear understanding on acquisition of rights and if you first independently publish your own work and do well with it there’s always a good chance you may want to sell your rights to a larger publisher down the road. Just ask a number of former CIPA members who have done just that and learned the ropes from CIPA!

Associate Service Providers who have never written or published a book will gain a new appreciation for the true value associated with writing, selling and publishing books. All too often ASPs provide a service to authors and publishers such as editing, designing, marketing, etc. and after their work is done disengage from the client. ASPs can realize additional value by knowing the business and incorporating it in the services they provide. This presentation goes beyond literary rights and includes discussion on Fair Use, Copyright Infringement, Permissions and more and ASPs do their clients a disservice if they don’t understand the importance of being able to see “red flags” when they’re working on a client’s project.


Marketing: Get all your specific marketing questions answered with Mary Walewski of Buy the Book Marketing PLUS Patricia Moosbrugger of BlueInk Review will be co-hosting to discuss the importance of book reviews as a marketing tool!

Editing: We know you have editing questions. Copy-editing, proofreading, content editing, DEVELOPMENTAL EDITING………… Come sit at this table and pick Melanie Mulhall’s brain! Melanie Mulhall, Dragonheart Writing and Editing.

Audio Book Creation: Audiobook sales are up 30% so far this year. Richard Rieman, author of “The Author’s Guide to Audiobook Creation,” can give you specific audiobook costs for your books and exactly how to get started making more money with existing content.

Publishing Process 101: Joe & Jan McDaniels (BookCrafters), along with Patricia Ross (Hugo House Publishers) will be at this table to help you understand the overall publishing process. What are the essential steps to publishing your book? Sit at this table to find out!

Trade Shows: Mike Daniels, The Publisher’s Coach, will host this table on everything trade shows! Why are trade shows crucial to your success? Not sure of any upcoming shows? CIPA has a table at the Mountains & Plains Fall Discovery Show next month. Find out why you should showcase your book at this can’t miss show!

About the Speaker

We are excited to bring you this important presentation featuring Jon Tandler who practices intellectual property, publishing, information technology and business law. He’s an expert in copyright and publishing law and represents publishers, packagers, distributors, university presses, trade associations, agencies, and other clients in many industries developing, transferring, protecting and monetizing IP assets. He also serves on the faculty of the University of Denver’s Publishing Institute teaching publishing and copyright law. Jon’s work includes representing enterprises and individuals in Colorado and around the United States on diverse legal and commercial matters for print and digital publishing. Jon is a Member of Sherman & Howard L.L.C., Denver, Colorado, a super-regional law firm celebrating its 125th year since its original founding.

Meeting Agenda

  • 8:00 a.m. – Doors open
  • 8:00 – 8:30 a.m. – Meet & Greet w/ Continental Breakfast
  • 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. – CIPA News, Introductions, Networking Time
  • 9:30 – 10:00 a.m. – Roundtables
  • 10:00 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Keynote Presentation

PLEASE NOTE: By attending our meetings, you also acknowledge you are aware that photos are taken and live video is in process, during which your image and/or voice may be recorded for use in educational and/or promotional purposes for Colorado Independent Publishers Association in print, presentations, internet, and/or other forms of media. There is no compensation for such use. CIPA has no affiliation with the Church of Scientology.

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Post-meeting Resources

Check back here after the meeting for any post-meeting handouts, and the recording of the event!

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