How Publishers Survive and Thrive in the Wake of the Pandemic and Supply Chain Disruption

Free for Members, $25 for Non-members
Event will be on Zoom.

Saturday, 2/19/2022, 9am-11am.
Zoom room will open at 8:45am.

Roundtable breakout sessions will be announced soon!

Members, you must be signed in to register for free below.

All publishers and authors will want to learn how best to navigate uncharted waters in the publishing business resulting from the pandemic by attending the February 19th CIPA meeting for a virtual panel discussion on “How Publishers Survive and Thrive in the Wake of the Pandemic and Supply Chain Disruption“. Learn about the current challenges the publishing industry faces due to supply chain issues, paper shortages, etc.. and how long manufacturing delays and increased costs have impacted how publishers launch new books and distributors work with publishers and bookstores.

The Panelists – 

MIKE DANIELS—The Publisher’s Coach and Executive Director of the CIPA Education and Literacy Foundation 

Mike Daniels has worked in the book publishing business for a quarter century assisting authors and publishers of all genres nationwide while representing major book manufacturers. As a publisher’s coach, he provides strategic and creative guidance, connections, and insight to help publish his clients’ books and best reach their targeted goals. Mike holds an MPA degree in nonprofit organizational management earned at the University of Colorado and Harvard and is a Past President of the Colorado Independent Publishers Association (2005–06) where he received the CIPA Leadership Award and the Ric Simmons Memorial Life Vest Award for excellence in publishing, integrity in business, and service to authors. During his presidency, he co-founded the CIPA Education and Literacy Foundation and has continued to help develop the organization’s programs over the past fourteen years. He has served on or advised CIPA’s Board of Directors in various roles to help lead the organization and develop partnerships since 2002. Outside of his work with CIPA he’s a former Rotarian of the Year and has served as the Vice Chief of Staff and Director of Public Affairs for the Rocky Mountain Region of the Civil Air Patrol–U.S. Air Force Auxiliary and Editor-in-Chief of RMR Altitudes magazine. He’s the author of Living, Loving and Loathing: Modern Rhymes and Limericks for the Romantically Inclined and Humorously Correct and is also a contributing writer for A Sheltered Life magazine, where he shares animal rescue stories that he personally experienced while serving on the Board and as President of the Intermountain Humane Society. Mike can be reached at [email protected] or [email protected].


PETER TRIMARCO—Publisher, Notable Kids Publishing, and President of CIPA Education and Literacy Foundation

Peter Trimarco has nearly three decades in the publishing industry, from content creation, production, and distribution through to magazine and book publishing. Throughout his tenure he has also been immersed in the film industry, the music industry, and most recently in publishing books for children.

As co-founder and publisher of both Beyond Cinema Magazine and Notable Kids Publishing, he has expertise in all aspects of traditional magazine and book production and distribution. As an author and illustrator, he has created original content for augmented-reality mobile apps for children, and of course, the printed page. Currently, Peter’s primary focus is in publishing picture books and content for mid-grade readers, while working with new and established authors and illustrators. Prior to establishing Notable Kids Publishing, he was a veteran of the media industry as executive producer and creative director on dozens of music productions, co-founder of three record labels, publisher for two international film magazines, and as a news art director. While in the music industry, he was the creative director and executive producer on over forty titles with two receiving Grammy nominations. As an active member of the entertainment and publishing communities, Peter has been featured on NPR’s Fresh Air and interviewed by the London Financial Times on intellectual property rights, in addition to being a voting member of NARAS. He currently serves on the Board of the IBPA and the CIPA Education and Literacy Foundation. Peter can reached at [email protected]


KALEN R. LANDOWSales Director for Microcosm Publishing

Kalen R. Landow (she/her) is the sales director for Microcosm Publishing, Portland, Oregon’s most colorful publishing house. Microcosm’s books equip readers to make positive changes in their lives and the world around them with books on skill building, showing hidden histories, and fostering creativity. Before landing at Microcosm in 2020, Kalen spent 12 years in marketing at Rowman & Littlefield/National Book Network, and before that, stints in regional publishing, wholesaling, and bookselling. You may contact Kalen at [email protected]


The Panelists will host the breakout sessions to continue the Q&A for their respective topics. 

More info:

  • You must pre-register by 4pm on Friday, the afternoon before the meeting date. (Free to members, non-members $25.)
  • The Zoom will be emailed to all attendees by 5pm the evening before the event.
  • Meeting opens at 8:45am MDT for networking.
  • Meeting begins at 9am and ends around 11am.
  • Contact Cheryl with any questions: [email protected]



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