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

Amazon: Deconstructed, Demystified, and Driving Sales

Join us for our monthly meeting with special guest, Amy Collins, author of The Write Way. Tickets are available here

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: Thursday, November 15, 7:00-9:00pm

Where: 2661 Civic Center Drive, Roseville, MN, 55113 (Roseville Skate Center/Fireside Room)