Midwest Book Awards

Enter the 29th Annual Midwest Book Awards now! 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

Strive, for Success

Meet Mary Taris, Publisher and CEO of Strive Publishing, as we kick off our fall series of Midwest Independent Publishing Association meetings! Strive Publishing’s vision is to be the leading publishing company in providing contemporary African American stories, working to tear down stereotypes and build up bridges that connect to a more diverse publishing industry. This past spring, Mary was the recipient of an IBPA Publishing University Scholarship. The 2018 session of PubU met in San Antonio for three days of networking with peers and mentors, building publishing skills, and face-to-face access to some of the most respected names in independent publishing. In Mary’s presentation she will share insights she gained at PubU and instances of the success she is having in fulfilling her vision for Strive Publishing.

When: Tuesday, September 11, 7:00-9:00pm

Where: Skating Center 2661 Civic Center Drive, Roseville, MN, 55113