Purchase Award Seals

Order Midwest Book Awards Seals 

Gold (winner) and silver (finalist) award seals are available for purchase to qualifying authors and publishers. These seals are foil stamped and are great promotional tools. Current quantities available:

Roll of 250 for $30.00

Roll of 500 for $55.00 

Files for electronic seals are also available. Contact Sherry Roberts by email.  

MIPA member: $70 per title (includes first category), $30 for each additional category (maximum of 3 categories)

Non-MIPA member: $135 per title (includes first category), $30 for each additional category (maximum of 3 categories)

What to Send

  • Books: Send four (4) copies of each title (one for each of the three judges and one for display) for the first category in which the title is entered. If the same title is entered in additional categories, send three (3) more copies (for the three judges) for EACH additional category. No books or entries will be returned.
  • Entry Form: Send a copy of the completed entry form for each title. Entry forms may be photocopied or may be printed from the MIPA website, www.MIPA.org. Please do not use staples, tape, or glue.
  • Fees: Entry fees must accompany your submission. Include your check or a copy of your PayPal receipt with your entry. Entry fees are non-refundable. Make checks payable to MIPA.

Where to Send

Deadline for receipt of books and entry fees is December 30, 2016. You will receive an email confirming receipt of your submissions. Ship books, entry form, and entry fees in the same package to:

Midwest Book Awards
Attn: Sherry Roberts
12803 Eastview Curve
Apple Valley, MN 55124

Questions: Contact Sherry Roberts by email or call 952-322-4005. 

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 http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/article_authors/27.html.

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