The Writer offers comprehensive view on self-publishing

The Writer offers comprehensive view on self-publishing

The cover story in the May issue of The Writer, “Going Rogue: Is self-publishing right for you?” offers a good explanation of some of the differences between traditional and self-publishing including the pros and cons of each. It explains some of the costs involved in...
MIPA members: There’s still time for nominations

MIPA members: There’s still time for nominations

We need volunteers to help guide MIPA’s future. Send your nominations to Sherry Roberts, Sybil Smith or to me, Pat Morris. You do not need to live near the Twin Cities (we can Skype) and you do not need vast experience, just your ideas and a willingness to help....
Midwest Book Awards

Midwest Book Awards

The judges are busy reading the 192 titles entered into the Midwest Book Awards. Finalists will be announced in mid-April. The invitation-only gala will be held Friday, May 12, in St. Paul.
Wrap-up of fall meetings

Wrap-up of fall meetings

September — Our meeting about book award contests provided a lot of information about choosing which ones to enter. More will be written about book awards on our new website but when determining which ones to enter research the organization to understand which ones...
Christmas Book Flood

Christmas Book Flood

Perhaps we should be more like Iceland (uh, not the weather). Iceland has a lovely national tradition called “Jolabokaflod,” or the “Christmas Book Flood,” which started during World War II. Books are the majority of the presents given to one another for Christmas....
Hybrid Publishing

Hybrid Publishing

Publishing: Does It Define You? Does It Matter? Jennifer Baum is publisher and editorial director at Scribe Publishing Company. She is writing a series of articles for MIPA on insights from the 2015 IBPA Publishing University. Across the publishing industry, new...