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!

Book Awards Gala

2016 Winners Announced

Winners of the 27th annual Midwest Book Awards were announced May 12 at our awards gala. The prestigious Midwest Book Awards honor the publishers in the 12-state Midwest publishing community who are producing high-quality work.

Visit our Book Awards page to see photos from the gala and a list of winners.

Midwest Book Awards

Entries Closed

We hope you can join us in celebrating excellence in book publishing from publishers based in the Midwest, the 28th Annual Midwest Book Awards Gala that will be held on Saturday, May 12th at Luther Seminary 6pm to 9pm. The awards recognize creativity in content and execution, overall book quality, and the book’s unique contribution to its subject area. Tickets will go on sale in April. You are invited to join us at there.

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.