ACT NOW! Fantastic CIPA Members ONLY Opportunity: 2023 MOUNTAINS AND PLAINS INDEPENDENT BOOKSELLERS ASSN FALLCON OCTOBER 5th – 7th
Would you like to get your book in front of hundreds of booksellers and publishers, wholesalers, distributors, sidelines companies and publisher sales reps at what is in essence a regional Book Expo in your own backyard for just $45? And maybe also be there as an author for a scheduled book signing for $95? Thanks to your CIPA membership you can do so!
For the 10th consecutive year as a result of a partnership between CIPA ELF and MPIBA, CIPA members can register to have their book(s) showcased at the CIPA Exhibit Booth in the MPIBA FallCon Show Exhibit Hall on Thursday Afternoon, October 5th and all day Friday, October 6th. A VERY limited number of CIPA Member authors (12 to be exact) will be featured in the CIPA Exhibit Booth AUTHOR SHOWCASE with book signings for just $95! “If” you’re a 2023 CIPA EVVY Award Finalist or you’ve won a CIPA EVVY Award within the last two years (2022 or 2021) you’re given priority for the Author Showcase slots as long as you’ve not previously participated in an MPIBA FallCon CIPA Author Showcase with the same title. Without this special CIPA Member Only program, regular exhibitors’ tables at the 2023 MPIBA FallCon start at $550 + an additional $150 per scheduled author book signing.
The BOOK SHOWCASE is open to ALL CIPA members!!!
A GREAT BENEFIT of CIPA membership is the opportunity to feature your book at the CIPA Exhibit Booth for only $45 (must supply one copy of your book.)
This year we’ll have a comprehensive list of all the books that will be listed in the 2023 CIPA Catalog of Books. This list will replace the one-sheets.
The AUTHOR SHOWCASE is open to a VERY LIMITED number of members (12) who will have their books on display in the Book Showcase AND be a featured author at the CIPA Exhibit Booth during specific scheduled times for $95 which requires signing and giving-away up to 25 copies of their book to attendees at this wholesale buyers show who are the decision makers on purchasing books for retail sale in their stores!
Opportunities for active CIPA members include:
- Members display 1 copy of their book at the CIPA Exhibit Booth.
- $45 for one book title
- $75 for two titles
- $100 for three titles
- $125 for four titles
Books WILL NOT BE RETURNED to members and all books will be donated to CIPA ELF’s Book Benefit Program for donation to schools, libraries, hospitals, etc. after FallCon concludes.
PLEASE NOTE: Book Showcase registration closes September 29th (or until all slots are filled).
The AUTHOR SHOWCASE:
- Includes the Book Showcase for one title;
- PLUS a 1 hour, one book-signing/giveaway opportunity
- Includes Author’s Exhibit Hall badge for admission to the Exhibit Hall to meet and mingle with attendees and exhibitors throughout the day
- Listing in FallCon Program Guide: Each participating author’s name and book title/subtitle will be referenced to CIPA’s Exhibit Booth number as part of the MPIBA FallCon Directory of daily events & scheduled signings.
- $95 for ONE TITLE ONLY. Be prepared to give away up to 25 copies of your book for signing when you’re scheduled for your signing. However, if you cannot afford to give away books, you can provide booksellers with a brochure, flyer, or bookmark about the book.
ONLY those scheduled for Author Showcase signings will receive an Author Exhibit Hall badge and admission to the exhibit hall.
Badges are only for Author Showcase participants.
- Do not state that your book is available on amazon only in your CIPA catalog advertisement. Ensure it is also available from ingram and direct from publisher. This is a wholesale show and not open to the public.
- Books on display WILL NOT BE RETURNED to members and books will be donated to CIPA ELF after the show for donation to schools, libraries, hospitals, correctional facilities and other benevolent nonprofit organizations.
Author Showcase registration is first-come, first-served with priority given to 2023 CIPA EVVY Award Finalists though registrations are reviewed to ensure fairness and adequate representation of genres. There are VERY few slots available (12) that sell out quickly and back-up registrations are accepted in case anyone who registers has to drop out for any reason which has happened in the past. We will schedule a virtual Zoom MPIBA FallCon Author Showcase participants orientation meeting for all who are registered to ensure participants understand book trade show protocol with tips on how best to make the most of this great opportunity.
Please arrange with CIPA ELF President, Peter Trimarco at [email protected] to deliver a single copy of your book for display at the CIPA booth by U.S. Mail, UPS or FedEx to the address he provides– and let Peter know when you’ve shipped them to that address. Ship only to the address that he gives you and DO NOT ship to any other address or to the CIPA ELF physical address or to the hotel! Peter must receive the books no later than October 4th as Exhibit Hall set-up is Oct 5th!
CIPA Author Showcase slots are available for up to twelve (12) authors with priority going to CIPA EVVY Award-winners. Authors will be scheduled for the Thursday late afternoon reception 4:30-6:30, Oct 5th and Friday morning 9:30-12;00 and afternoon 1:00-4:30, Oct 6th for one-hour time slots. Please note that preference is given to CIPA members who have not yet had the opportunity to participate in an MPIBA FallCon CIPA Exhibit Booth Author Showcase.
CIPA ELF Executive Director, Mike Daniels and CIPA ELF President, Peter Trimarco will schedule a virtual Zoom Author Showcase participant orientation meeting with all Author Showcase participants to answer questions, explain how to prepare, advise on proper show conduct and suggest how to get the most from this great opportunity.
To take advantage of the MPIBA FALLCON CIPA AUTHOR SHOWCASE please register with payment right away (payment options below) to secure a time slot as the limited slots sell out quickly and please know that priority goes to 2023 CIPA EVVY AWARD FINALISTS and then prior CIPA EVVY AWARD-Winners (2022 and 2021) who have not yet had an opportunity to promote their award-winning book in an MPIBA FallCon CIPA Exhibit Author Showcase! *”IF” we still have openings by Sept 15th we will open the opportunity to any CIPA member who has not already participated in an Author Showcase.
THEN email [email protected] the following details with subject line 2023 MPIBA FALLCON CIPA AUTHOR SHOWCASE AUTHOR INFO (NO LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 15th by 1:00pm):
Author’s Email Address:
DO NOT SEND BOOKS TO THE HOTEL ADDRESS, CIPA ELF ADDRESS OR CIPA ADDRESS AND ONLY SEND TO THE ADDRESS THAT’S PROVIDED TO YOU WHEN YOU CONTACT PETER TRIMARCO AT [email protected]