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CIPA Monthly Meetings Are Informative…

CIPA monthly meetings are informative – who knew editing comprises more than sentence structure? Or one of the fastest growth areas of publishing is audiobooks?

Pamela M. Feely, CPA, MBA
A Candidate's Guide to Campaign Finance in Colorado

CIPA: An Invaluable Resource

Having been a book design professional for over 30 years, being a member of CIPA has served as an invaluable resource in keeping current with publishing trends, finding collegial support, and expanding my capacities.

Robert L. Schram
Bookends Design
Associate

Always Something Useful

CIPA meetings & banquets are always enjoyable and educational. I don’t get to attend every meeting, but at each one I go to, I come away with information that I can put into practice. I always recommend CIPA to other authors I meet.

Cheryl Carpinello
Beyond Today Educator
Author

Appreciate all the support

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I truly appreciate all the support, advise and networking I have received through my membership in CIPA. CIPA has added power to my drive to publish these stories.

Allynn Riggs
TimberDark Publications, LLC
Author Member

Step-by-Step Professional Help

Step-by-step professional help – learning curve amazing from A-to-Z, through editing to marketing!

Jerry Fabyanic
Sisyphus Wins

CIPA has changed my life!

CIPA has changed my life! I had a memoir in progress, unfinished, and after joining CIPA I met people who helped me to self-publish my book and learn how to market it.

Dr. Janis Ruoff
Crashing Through Walls: A Memoir of One Family's Life After Traumatic Brain Injury

Energizing and Informative!

I joined CIPA in 2015 because I wanted to learn as much about the art and trade of writing and publishing as I could. The monthly meetings are packed full of immediately useful information, and I leave feeling energized. The members and organizers believe in their mission to help others in our trade. I would… Read more “Energizing and Informative!”

Laurel McHargue
Alpha Peak LLC

CIPA Monthly Meetings Are Informative…

CIPA monthly meetings are informative – who knew editing comprises more than sentence structure? Or one of the fastest growth areas of publishing is audiobooks?

Pamela M. Feely, CPA, MBA
A Candidate's Guide to Campaign Finance in Colorado

Meeting Fee Stopping You From Joining CIPA?

CIPA provides a wealth of knowledge that goes above and beyond the membership fee!

Barbara Stafford
Eclectic Entertaining Cookbooks

Get the support and services you need!

CIPA offers essential support and services for authors or aspiring authors in the intimidating and ever-changing world of publishing.

Joe and Jan McDaniel
BookCrafters

“CIPA is to Indie-Published Authors what Sunshine is to Flowers”

CIPA is to Indie-Published Authors what Sunshine is to Flowers – the Nourishing Broadcaster of blooming achievements. I am so glad you are here… sponsoring the annual CIPA EVVY Contests, hosting the Award Banquets filled with anticipation and excitement, and nourishing the craft of writing in your educational meetings. Thank you, CIPA.

ANDREW CERONI
ANDREW CERONI, Author

CIPA EVVY Awards Testimonial

I was extremely excited to be invited to take part in this competition, with this as my first publication it was unexpected. Now that I have been made an award winner my excitement is swallowed up in humility. I want to thank Outskirts Press, the CIPA staff and judges for seeing something in my work I didn’t.… Read more “CIPA EVVY Awards Testimonial”

Ron Preston
Africa: The Legacy of Civilization

Thank you CIPA!

Chuck Renstrom, author of Do You See What I See?: High Altitude Evidence of the Worldwide Flood, is happy to share that as a result of the information he has received (and acted upon) from CIPA and its affiliates, his book sales have totaled nearly $2,000 dollars worth in the three weeks since it’s been… Read more “Thank you CIPA!”

Chuck Renstrom
ChuckRenstrom.com

CIPA helps and guides in many more ways than you think!

When I first looked into publishing my book I found a publishing company that had a lot of different departments that could end up guiding me through the publishing process as I am new and don’t really know what I am doing. Then I found CIPA (Colorado Independent Publishers Association). I found guidance, training, more… Read more “CIPA helps and guides in many more ways than you think!”

Mary Yoakum
MaryYoakum.com

CIPA all that it is and then some!

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The third Saturday of every month I am up before my alarm rings, in high spirits and in high gear headed toward my CIPA meeting. Thank you all the hard working board members that make CIPA all that it is and then some!

Sharon Thayer
Author, The Myth of Santa’s Beard
Author Member

Thanks to CIPA I built a Great Marketing Team!

I created the idea of my book, wrote the stories and found the ideal editor – however CIPA helped me build a team to take the book to market with a great book!

Thomas C. Wamsley
CODE 33: True California Cop Stories from the 1970s

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E-Book Layout and Distribution

E-Book Layout and Distribution By Dawn Clark, Crimson Dragon Publishing E-book production and distribution has become almost a necessity in today’s mobile oriented word. Before converting your book, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, establish your distribution method. E-distributors (see below) may provide free conversion software. If you’d rather hire it out and

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Gaining Exposure for Your Book

Gaining Exposure for Your Book By Mark Graham, Graham Publishing Group Here is the challenge that every self-published author faces; actually it is the challenge that authors who are working with mainstream publishers also experience. How do you gain maximum exposure for your book? You have to get it out there where readers know it is

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CIPA EVVY Award Center

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The 2018 CIPA EVVY Awards call for entry have now closed!
Finalists will be announced July 31, 2018.

Deadlines


February 17, 2018:  Entries are open for acceptance.

Early Bird Pricing: 2/17/18 - 3/16/18

Regular Pricing: 3/17/18 - 5/9/18

Late Pricing: 5/10/18 - 5/19/18

Pricing details here

May 19, 2018, 3pm:  Last day to receive entry submissions (including books).

July 31, 2018:  All finalists announced.

August 25, 2018: 24th Annual CIPA EVVY Awards Banquet & Ceremony.

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Aug
18
Sat
2018
12:00 pm CIPA’s Summer Picnic (Potluck) –... @ Boulder Waldorf Kindergarten
CIPA’s Summer Picnic (Potluck) –... @ Boulder Waldorf Kindergarten
Aug 18 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
CIPA's Summer Picnic (Potluck) - A Summer Social Event @ Boulder Waldorf Kindergarten | Boulder | Colorado | United States
THIS EVENT IS FREE – We just ask you to sign-up to bring a potluck item here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090849aaaf22a6fe3-cipa On Saturday, August 18th, from Noon to 4pm, join the literary community at the Colorado Independent Publisher Association (CIPA) annual summer picnic. CIPA members & nonmembers are welcome! Bring the family! Do you have a Story and want a
Aug
25
Sat
2018
5:30 pm 2018 CIPA EVVY Awards Banquet & ... @ Denver Field House (now known as the Field House Event Venue)
2018 CIPA EVVY Awards Banquet & ... @ Denver Field House (now known as the Field House Event Venue)
Aug 25 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
2018 CIPA EVVY Awards Banquet & Ceremony @ Denver Field House (now known as the Field House Event Venue) | Denver | Colorado | United States
Doors open 5:30pm. Dinner served promptly at 6pm. HOT UPDATE – as of Wednesday, Aug. 16th, 9:30am Mountain time: We have 4 tickets left! Unfortunately, we can’t overbook, and our shopping cart cannot cap our sales. So if we oversell, we will refund your order ASAP. We will be monitoring the sales to turn them off as soon

Local Industry Events

Aug
18
Sat
2018
12:00 pm CIPA’s Summer Picnic (Potluck) –... @ Boulder Waldorf Kindergarten
CIPA’s Summer Picnic (Potluck) –... @ Boulder Waldorf Kindergarten
Aug 18 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
CIPA's Summer Picnic (Potluck) - A Summer Social Event @ Boulder Waldorf Kindergarten | Boulder | Colorado | United States
THIS EVENT IS FREE – We just ask you to sign-up to bring a potluck item here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090849aaaf22a6fe3-cipa On Saturday, August 18th, from Noon to 4pm, join the literary community at the Colorado Independent Publisher Association (CIPA) annual summer picnic. CIPA members & nonmembers are welcome! Bring the family! Do you have a Story and want a