Do you have questions about how to produce your next book? 
Are you looking for a good editor or designer? 
Do you want information on printing, print on demand, and eBooks? 
Are you looking for resources to supplement your own in-house book production staff?

At the MIPA Vendor Fair for Publishers and Authors, you can ask questions about publishing, get insightful answers from people in the trenches, collect resources, and explore ideas for making your next book the best it can be. This event is FREE and open to the public. 

Vendors will include: editors, book designers, cover designers, printers, photographers, illustrators,  audio production specialists, illustrators, and publishing consultants. In the changing world of publishing, you MUST have a professionally edited and designed product to compete.

Come join us. Bring a friend. Ask your questions. Learn what it takes to be successful in publishing.

The event will be held in the spring. Date and venue to be announced.

If you are interested in having a booth at the vendor fair, contact


April 19 Meeting: PW's Claire Kirch



Claire has been senior correspondent for Publishers Weekly, covering the Midwest for several years. Her articles span a wide range of publishing topics as you can see at

Claire will talk about her experiences, the changes she’s seen in publishing, and the lessons authors and publishers have learned, which undoubtedly will include the timing of book reviews. Join us on Wednesday, April 19, a week later than our usual meeting night, at Midland Hills.

We'll also ask our attendees to talk about the mistakes they've made and what they wish they had known when they started in publishing so we can all learn from each other. This is the final meeting of the year since May is our Book Awards Gala (finalists will be announced in mid-April).
Who: Claire Kirch of Publisher's Weekly
What: Learning from Claire and from each other (What we wish we had known)
Where: Midland Hills Country Club, 2001 Fulham Ave, Roseville. [map]
When: April 19, 2017, 7 pm (but come early to network)
Why: We don't know what we don't know, but we can learn