The Colorado Independent Publishers Association (CIPA) is hosting their 3rd annual Book Expo on Friday, March 18, and Saturday, March 19th, at the Red Lion Hotel at 4040 Quebec St., Denver, CO 80216. The Book Expo, exhibits, and roundtables will be held 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Friday, March 18 and 9:00 a.m. – Noon on Saturday, March 19. Admission to CIPA members and the general public is free.

The Book Expo features a publishing trade show of professionals who support the independent publishing industry such as printers, editors, marketing experts, graphic designers, writers’ organizations, published authors, and much more. Friday’s roundtables will feature technical experts and a manuscript pitching session for unpublished authors, hosted by experienced editors/CIPA members.

In conjunction with the Book Expo, CIPA’s 3rd College Day begins on Saturday morning with something new:  FREE roundtable discussions chaired by award-winning CIPA authors. 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 books to adult fiction.

This year’s College dean, Dr. C. Daniel Miller, is enthusiastic about adding the 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.”

“If you’ve ever wondered whether you could publish a book and be successful, you won’t want to miss this 2-day event!” says Miller.

The fee-based afternoon class sessions of CIPA College after the Book Expo ends are geared to more experienced authors and publishers.

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.” The cost of the 90-minute hands-on workshop for CIPA members is $30 and for non-members is $45.

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.  This 90-minute hands-on workshop for CIPA members also is $30 and for non-members  is $45.

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.

CIPA is expanding to 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