Founded in 1984, MIPA exists today as a vibrant professional nonprofit association that serves the upper-Midwest independent publishing community through education, networking, and peer recognition. MIPA is proud to be a sponsor of the Midwest Book Awards and a regional affiliate of the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA). [See list of affiliates]

Mailing Address
Midwest Independent Publishing Association
P.O. Box 7132
St. Paul, MN 55107-0132

Contact Pat Morris, president, at 651-917-0021 for more information.

About MIPA Members

  • National award winners
  • Publishers of regional and national books
  • Experienced book designers, editors, indexers, and publicists
  • Innovative entrepreneurs
  • Publishers and authors of fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, food, travel, inspiration, and many other topics
  • People who love what they’re doing, want to share what they know, and want to learn more

February 8 meeting: Legal Issues

The February 8th MIPA meeting is a chance to have your legal questions answered by Patty Zurlo, an attorney who specializes in representing creative individuals like writers, artists, and musicians. This is your chance to ask copyright and trademark questions. And whether your brother-in-law can really sue you for mentioning him in your book. We’ll also continue the discussion about piracy and what you can do about it, plus the other side of crowdfunding and donating books—taxes.

Attorney Patty Zurlo is a professional classical musician and fiber artist as well as an adjunct professor at William Mitchell College of Law teaching Art and Cultural Heritage Law. Learn more about her at

Where: Midland Hills Country Club, 2001 Fulham Ave, Roseville [map]