Join the Colorado Independent Publishers Association (CIPA) for the next CIPA College Day to be held March 19, 2011.

Your book tour is beginning. Do you know how to package yourself and your book to get that all-important TV coverage?  Learn the right way to work with the media as taught by veteran TV newsman Neal Browne at Media Coaching & Training, one of the classes offered at CIPA College on March 19.

Is your website optimized to sell your book? Learn how to make your website a marketing machine in Evaluating Websites from a Marketing View, taught by branding expert Patrice Rhoades-Baum.

The March 19th session of CIPA College offers something new: a morning session of FREE roundtable discussions chaired by award-winning authors and CIPA members. Aspiring authors looking for advice on publishing can talk with authors in their genre – from autobiography to inspirational, how-to books to history, children’s to adult fiction.

This year’s College dean, Dr. C. Daniel Miller, is enthusiastic about adding the free roundtables to this session. “One of the greatest things about CIPA is the way experienced authors and publishers are so willing to help newcomers with the 1001 questions they have about publishing and marketing a book. Since this College Day is on the same day as CIPA’s EVVY awards for publishing excellence, we wanted to celebrate the fantastic past winners and introduce them to the next generation of successful authors.”

The afternoon sessions, Media Coaching & Training and Evaluating Websites from a Marketing View,are geared to more experienced authors and independent publishers. The registration costs for these two classes are only $30 each for CIPA members and $45 for non-members.

In addition to CIPA College and the EVVY Awards taking place the evening of the 19th, CIPA is also simultaneously hosting their 3rd annual Book Expo on March 18th and 19th. All three events will take place at the Red Lion Hotel at 4040 Quebec St., Denver, CO 80216. The Book Expo features a publishing trade show of printers, editors, marketing experts, graphic designers, and much more. Friday’s roundtables will feature technical experts and a manuscript pitching session for unpublished authors. “If you’ve ever wondered whether your book has what it takes to be successful, you won’t want to miss this opportunity!” says Miller.

For more information on CIPA College, the EVVY Awards and the CIPA Book Expo, go to CIPA’s website at Please note that CIPA members receive substantial discounts for individual CIPA College classes and for the multi-class discount packages.

In addition, CIPA is expanding up and down the Front Range, with additional College Days scheduled for April 2 in Loveland and on May 7 in Colorado Springs. The complete schedule of classes is available at