We are a nonprofit cooperative of authors, independent book publishers, and publishing professionals working together to create quality self-published books.
We help our members achieve their publishing goals through cooperative ventures, education, and networking.
New Membership Pricing
Join CIPA at a reduced rate! The pricing is also good for renewing members. You can join CIPA either as an Author/Independent Publisher or as a Service Provider member and receive the following benefits:
For Authors and Independent Publishers
$137 $66 / annually
✓ Each Monthly meeting features a publishing industry expert who will talk about writing, publishing, marketing, book distribution, or any related topic of interest to self-publishers
✓ Meetings provide the opportunity to speak with guest speakers and CIPA members about obstacles you are facing in your publishing process
✓ CIPA Online Webinars and Guided Discussions hone in on practical exercises for publishing success
✓ Members receive Member Discounts to CIPA and affiliate events that give you the opportunity to market and sell your books such as IBPA, Mountains & Plains FallCon (trade show), CIPA EVVY Book Awards Contest, and more
✓ CIPA has a roster of Service Provider Members you can contract with to help you throughout the publishing process
✓ Network with Your Peers (in-person or on Zoom – check the meeting details)
Service Provider Member
Offer products and services to other members
$197 $99 / annually
All General Membership benefits PLUS:
✓ Attend our monthly meetings for FREE
✓ Host a roundtable, or Zoom breakout session during our monthly meetings
✓ Host a local CIPA Armchair event about your industry related topic, marketed to CIPA members only (can be in-person, or on Zoom)
✓ Volunteer on committees and/or CIPA’s Board
✓ Submit an industry-related article to be distributed throughout CIPA’s social media channels
✓ Prominently display your marketing material at a live meeting
✓ Add a free download to the CIPA Store
✓ Be a featured listing on the CIPA website Online Directory
What People Have to Say About CIPA
Don’t take our word for it.
Energizing and Informative!
I joined CIPA in 2015 because I wanted to learn as much abut the art and trade of writing and publishing as I could. The monthly meetings are packed full of immediately useful information, and I leave feeling energized. The member and organizers believe in their mission to help others in our trade. I would encourage every writer I know to join, regardless of publishing status. CIPA provides opportunities for all!
A worthwhile investment.
If you want to learn how to successfully publish and market your book, joining CIPA is the BEST INVESTMENT you can make.
Marilyn Van Derbur
Nationally Acclaimed Speaker
Author of Miss America By Day
The CIPA Difference.
I am always looking forward to learning more about new and upcoming titles from Colorado authors. CIPA is always on my radar and has been involved with so many beautiful books.
Colorado Author Consignment Buyer
The Tattered Cover Bookstores
Don’t wait! Become a member today.
The membership of the Colorado Independent Publishers Association is an amazing mix of talent, experience and energy focused on publishing and selling good books.
Radio personality with MIX 100 Radio in Denver, CO
Author of the Galahad series
Don’t wait! Become a member today.
Of all the publishing organizations, CIPA is by far the largest, most innovative, proactive and results-oriented.
The late Dan Poynter
Publisher, speaker, and author of The Self-Publishing Manual
CIPA has changed my life!
I had a memoir in progress, unfinished, and after joining CIPA, I met people who helped me to self-publish my book and learn how to market it.
Dr. Janis Ruoff
Crashing Through walls: A Memoir of One Family’s Life After Traumatic Brain Injury
CIPA: An Invaluable Resource
Having been a book design professional for over 30 years, being a member of CIPA has served as an invaluable resource in keeping current with publishing trends, finding collegial support, and expanding my capacities.
Appreciate All the Support
I truly appreciate all the support, advise and networking I have received through my membership in CIPA. CIPA has added power to my drive to publish these stories.
TimberDark Publications, LLC
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