Midwest Book Awards

Entries for the 28th Annual Midwest Book Awards are now closed. Join us to celebrate the winners on Saturday, May 12 at Luther Seminary 6pm to 9pm.  Tickets will go on sale in April.


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Book Awards Gala

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


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Your annual membership to MIPA gets you:

  • Professional Development
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  • Discounted Midwest Book Awards entries
  • And so much more!

Midwest Book Awards Finalists Announced

The Midwest Independent Publishing Association (MIPA) has announced the finalists for the 28th Annual Midwest Book Awards. The awards recognize quality in independent publishing in the Midwest. This year’s awards attracted 206 titles, entered in 31 categories. Winners will be announced on Saturday, May 12, 2018, at the Midwest Book Awards Gala in Saint Paul.

Midwest Book Awards Gala


Please join us at the 28th Annual Midwest Book Awards Gala

Saturday, May 12, 2018
Olson Campus Center at Luther Seminary

Awards will be presented in 30 categories.

Please make your reservations and purchase tickets here by April 30, 2018. 

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See You in the Fall!

Thanks to all for great attendance and interest in the meetings this year. We’re all taking a meeting break for the summer. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month, September through March. Come at 6:30 p.m. for social hour and networking; program starts at 7:00 p.m. Our December meeting is the holiday party. The vendor fair is the April meeting, and, in May, we host the Midwest Book Awards Gala and Awards Presentation.

Meeting Notes

Audio recordings, presentations and notes from previous MIPA monthly meetings are available on the members-only Meeting Notes page. Log in to read and listen to the latest information. Not a member? We’d love for you to join us. Click here to get started.

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.