CIPA Member News: BookCrafters

Associate Member Publishes Biography of U.S. Senator BookCrafters has recently completed publication of a biography of Senator Philip A. Hart Jr., a three-term Democratic Senator from Michigan, who passed away in 1976. The Hart Senate Building in Washington D.C. was named after him as a tribute to his service. This 420 page, 8” x 10”,…

The Engine Behind Independent Publishing

By Brian Schwartz I contend that if not for Amazon.com (and the Internet that enables Amazon to exist), self-publishing (or independent publishing) would remain a tiny sliver of the publishing industry. Instead, independent publishing now dominates the market! More books are self-published every day than traditional published books. But what about sales? How do our…

CIPA Member News: Mountain Tapestry Press

Mountain Tapestry Press Releases Poetry Collection Journey On: Beauty and Grit Along the Way, a new 66 page poetry collection by Nancy Godbout Jurka writing under the name of Anna Blake Godbout. Lives head towards all manner of destinations: the physical, mental, emotional, soulful, and symbolic. Yet it is this journey’s path of to and…

CIPA Member News: Karen Kataline

Karen Kataline’s Memoir Exposes a Harsh Reality Before she knew what a calorie was, Karen Kataline was allowed to have only five hundred of them. She was seven. Forced into the spotlight by her weight-obsessed mother, Kataline spent her childhood trapped in a world of pageants, performances, and perpetual hunger. In a subconscious attempt to…

CIPA Member News: Teresa Funke

Author and Writer’s Coach Teresa R. Funke is now an Expert Guide for Children’s Book Insider (CBI), one of the premier websites and services for authors serious about a career in writing for children. Teresa produces instructional videos to help writers learn the ins and outs of this industry and keep on the path to…

CIPA Member News: Sue Baer

CIPA member and author Sue Baer announced that her book, The Grumbly, Rumbly Thunder has signed with book distributor Partners West. It is available on Alibis, B&N.com, and in some Barnes and Noble brick‐and‐mortar stores. Other independent book stores are carrying it as well. Sue collaborated with illustrator John Squadra to create a fullcolor, hard‐bound 32‐page picture book, explaining in simple terms the basic…

CIPA Board Members Present at Digifest

Digifest, a convention dedicated to the world of Digital Animation in Film, TV, Games, Comics and Computers runs April 20-22, 2012 at the Hilton Garden Inn DTC. CIPA Board Members Joyce Miller and Brian Schwartz will present during the 3-day event. Joyce Miller, the Copyright Detective will present Friday evening at 5:00 on Copyright and Clearance. Contact Joyce…