Say Hello to the New CIPA Board for 2015-2016

CIPA Board Members 2015-2016 Mary Walewski, CIPA President Mary Walewski of Buy The Book Marketing is a marketing consultant and social media guide for authors. She has served on the CIPA Board of Directors as Board Secretary, Marketing Chair and Programming Chair. Mary specializes in online marketing for authors, teaching webinars and live workshops on…

Legalities of Using a Quote or Excerpt

Can You Use that Quote or Excerpt in Your Book Without Permission? By Leslie Miller In case you missed October’s phenomenal copyright workshop, I wanted to share the post I wrote about it for my blog. To sum it up in one pithy sentence, copyright is complicated. Now, I don’t know if it’s always been…

CIPA Author Spotlight: Barbara Ziek Crowdfunds Her Way to Publishing Success

CIPA Author Spotlight: Barbara Ziek Crowdfunds Her Way to Publishing Success  By Leslie Miller In anticipation of CIPA’s January meeting on Crowdfunding, we’re casting our author spotlight on Barbara Ziek, author of Zadie and Plain Vanilla, the Rainbow Alpaca. Barbara used a Kickstarter Campaign to crowdfund the money to publish this book, to great success.…

CIPA Sponsorship Drive

By Brian Schwartz While the financial health of CIPA has made a significant improvement this year, we can’t exist on the member dues alone. In order to keep CIPA financially viable, we need sponsors. To meet our sponsorship goals for the month of May, we are asking for help from our members to pitch in…

An Author’s Intuition

By Brian Schwartz Your most valuable resource is your time. Time is something that can never be restrained or saved up. Once it’s spent it’s gone forever. And every moment, like it or not, we lose it. Like an unstoppable army, time marches on. Where we choose to spend our time is the only aspect…