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

Using Google Analytics to Sell More Books

You’ve worked hard on your website, but is it working for you? Using Google Analytics you can learn who is visiting your website, where they are from (useful in setting up signings and speaking engagements), what pages they’re looking at, and much more. Learn the importance of tracking your website traffic, SEO (search engine optimization), blogging, and social media efforts to help people find your website so you can sell more books.

Meet Ben Theis, owner of Skol Marketing. Ben has experience working directly for Google, and he has combined his knowledge, experience, and passion to create Skol Marketing to help small businesses, nonprofits, and authors.

Free to MIPA members; $10 non-member fee

Tickets available here

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm (come at 6:30 pm to network)

Roseville Skating Center

2nd floor, Fireside Room

2661 Civic Center Drive

(Northwest corner of Lexington Avenue and Co. Rd. C)

Roseville, MN 55113

Park in north parking lot (Civic Center Drive)