CIPA Member News

Grim Tales, Volumen 1 – Dark Ebb

Laurel McHargue’s debut short story collection is available for pre-order NOW for an April 1 (no fooling!) availability! Scary stories and original sketches by moi! Thanks for your support!

Book Signing

CIPA member Stan Moore is hitting the road with his historical novels. *In Grand Junction he’ll be signing Mister Hamlin’s List on May 2. *On May 17 he’ll give a talk and sign the Mister Moffat series in Hot Sulphur Springs. *Teaming up with the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum, he’ll sign Mister Hamlin’s list on May 24. This will be doubly fun since Victor and Cripple Creek are the setting for the book.

Winner of an International Book Excellence Award

Joni Franks – “Corky Tails Tales of a Tailless Dog Named Sagebrush, Sagebrush and the Butterfly Creek Flood” is the WINNER of an international Book Excellence Award in the category of Animals/Pets. The Book Excellence Award celebrate global literacy. Books available at


Total Printing Systems Installs New Equipment

Meg Souza – Total Printing Systems (TPS) invested in a brand-new Muller Martini system featuring the Vareo Perfect Binder. Read all about it!


Social Distancing Marketing: A Free Workshop for Authors

Positive, tasteful ways you can reach out, build community and maybe sell a few books online.

With Mary Walewski, Buy The Book Marketing And Polly Letofsky, My Word Publishing

Mary Walewski – Who would have thought that a virus would turn our world upside down? Here we are, mostly stuck at home, wondering when life will be normal again. Should you just stop promoting your books and wait it out?

Here’s our opinion: We can’t control what’s happening out there, but we can help create community by reaching out to friends and readers alike. You can (tastefully)promote and help your friends and readers while still practicing social distancing.

Please join us on Wednesday, March 25 at 11 am MDT for this free workshop!

Here’s what we’ll cover:

  • Checklists to improve your social media profiles.
  • How to improve your book’s findability on Amazon.
  • Our favorite ways to promote your book online.
  • Cool things other companies and authors are doing online right now – to spark your creative juices.
  • Let’s brainstorm ideas that you can do!

The workshop will be presented on zoom, a video conference service. A recording will also be provided. You’ll receive the link to join the meeting via email.

Space is limited. Sign up today!


IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards Finalist

DJ Hill – Homespun Mercies, winner of the 2019 CIPA EVVY Award in Poetry, was recently named a finalist in the 2020 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards. Due to the coronavirus, the April 3rd awards ceremony has been canceled but winners will be announced via social media/ at IBPA’s website:

The cover art of Homespun Mercies, created by author/artist DJ Hill, was awarded the ‘Spirit of the Suffragists’ prize at the nationally juried show Women & the Vote: A Centennial Celebration at the Loveland Museum in Loveland, Colorado. The exhibit will be on display through April 5.


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