Midwest Book Awards

Enter the 29th Annual Midwest Book Awards now; Early Bird deadline for submissions is Wednesday, October 31st! The Awards will be held on Saturday, May 4th, 2019.

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Midwest Independent Publishing Association serves the Midwest publishing community in a collaborative sharing of publishing, production, promotion, and marketing information.

Book Awards Gala

The 28th Annual Midwest Book Awards Gala was held on May 12 in St. Paul. Authors, illustrators, designers and publishers gathered to celebrate the printed word.

Publishers' Resources

The Publishers’ Resources section provides members with a list of other professional organizations, books for writers, Minnesota bookstores and marketing opportunities.

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Membership Benefits

Your annual membership to MIPA gets you:

  • Professional Development
  • E-mail Updates
  • Discounted Midwest Book Awards entries
  • And so much more!

Midwest Book Awards Call For Entries

The 2018-2019 Midwest Book Awards Call for entries is now live! For information on entry requirements, how to submit your work, deadlines for submission, and further details, click here! 

Book Award Seals

Gold (winner) and silver (finalist) award seals are available for purchase to qualifying authors and publishers. These seals are foil stamped, come in rolls of 250 or as digital files, and are great promotional tools.

Our Next Meeting

Your Author Website: Helping or Hurting?

Join us for our monthly meeting with special guest Lisa Zufall. Tickets are available here

Our Topic for the night:Your author website: helping or hurting?”

Your author website can be an important marketing tool for your book. Does yours reflect your book—engaging and dynamic? Or is it boring and static?

Readers often visit websites to help make their purchasing decisions. Learn the three critical pieces your website must have and how best-selling authors have used their websites to market their books and make their readers want to come back for more.

Lisa Zufall, owner of Birch Solutions, has over twenty years of experience in digital marketing, from launching startups to working with Fortune 500 companies. Lisa is a featured expert for The James J. Hill Library for Entrepreneurs and provides monthly workshops to help business owners improve their marketing. Read more about Birch Solutions at https://birchsolutions.net.

Free to MIPA members; $10 nonmember fee

When: Tuesday, January 8, 7:00-9:00pm

Where: 2661 Civic Center Drive, Roseville, MN, 55113, 2nd Floor Fireside Room (Parking in North Lot.)