Midwest Book Awards

Entries for the 29th Annual Midwest Book Awards are now closed; thank you for your submissions! Judging is underway. 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 (CLOSED)

Entries for the 29th Annual Midwest Book Awards are now closed; thank you for your submissions! Judging is underway. The Awards will be held on Saturday, May 4th, 2019.

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

Amazon: Deconstructed, Demystified, and Driving Sales

Join us for our monthly meeting with special guest, Amy Collins, author of The Write Way. 
Our Topic for the night: Amazon: Deconstructed, Demystified, and Driving Sales
What do Amazon shoppers look for and how can your book get to the top of the page? Learn the best way to get your book on Amazon and what to do to increase sales once it is up there!
We’ll cover:
-The different ways you can get your book listed on Amazon what the benefits of each method.
-How to make your Amazon page look TERRIFIC and attract more shoppers.
-How to get your book FOUND among all the millions of books posted on Amazon.
-How to increase the chance of turning a “look” into a “buy”
-Working with marketing and reviews to dramatically increase your sales
-How keywords and reviews work to sell more books on Amazon
When: Tuesday, April 9, 7:00-9:00pm
Where: 2661 Civic Center Drive, Roseville, MN, 55113 (Roseville Skate Center/Fireside Room). The event is free for MIPA members/$10 for non-members. Tickets are available here 
 
Amy Collins is the President of New Shelves Books, one of the largest book sales and marketing content providers in the US. As a former book buyer for a chain of bookstores in New York and Sales Director for a large publishing company, she has spent her career working with Barnes & Noble, Target, Costco, Books-A-Million, Wal-Mart, and is a trusted expert, speaker, and recommended sales consultant for some of the largest book and library retailers and wholesalers in the publishing industry. In the last 20 years, Amyand her team have sold over 40 Million books into the bookstore, library, and Chain store market for small and midsized publishers. Her popular blog can be found at https://www.newshelves.com/blog/.