by Karen Reddick, CIPA Executive Director

Join us as we celebrate CIPA’s 20th year by taking advantage of the huge savings in membership dues.

Membership Categories

Regular Membership (Now Only $50)

Regular members are individuals who support the purpose of CIPA including authors, publishers and other interested individuals. This membership is for individuals that do not directly offer products or services to other members.

Associate Membership (Now Only $100)

Associate members are individuals or companies who support the purpose of CIPA and who desire to directly offer products and services to other members. Companies may designate one (1) individual per membership. Additional company designees will be accepted at Regular Member dues rates but will retain Associate Member benefits.

Affiliate Membership (Just $55)

Affiliate members are Individuals or companies desiring access to CIPA resources with minimal active local participation. Affiliate members include libraries, bookstores, out-of-state residents, or other publishing organizations.

Student Membership (Just $25)

Student members are full-time students grades K-12 and college undergraduates.

The regular dues year is October 1, 2011 through September 30, 2012. Transitioning to the new Membership categories and dues structure will begin with CIPA’s fiscal year starting July 1, 2011.

Transition Rules

1.  Current memberships will terminate September 30, 2011.
2.  Members who joined CIPA during the year ending September 30, 2011 at the old dues rate will be given credit toward the new renewal dues based on the month they joined.
3.  Excess credits may be used for any CIPA event or CIPA bookstore.
4.  No refunds.
5.  Members joining after July 1, 2011 and paying the new dues will be given membership credit from the date joined to September 30, 2012.

Benefits of Membership

Regular Member Benefits include: Voting privileges and eligibility for Board membership; committee participation; access to all resources; roster listing, CIPA EVVY book awards competition; trade show displays; e-book program; meeting discounted rates; personal meeting announcements; inclusion in CIPA’s online and print book catalog listing.

Associate Member Benefits include: Regular Member benefits plus direct sales, advertising, and marketing opportunities.

Affiliate Member Benefits include: Regular Member benefits excluding voting privileges and Board membership.

Student Member Benefits include: Affiliate Member benefits plus full member discounts.

Now’s your chance to join the ranks of successful authors and publishers at a price you can afford! Don’t wait!

Renewing Members: Don’t forget to Sign In to receive your Member discount rate. New Members pay a one-time $10 admin fee.