Trade Shows, Conferences and Festivals

The following trade shows, conferences, and festivals offer opportunities for publishers to market their books. Plan ahead. Many of these events are planned a year in advance. Contact the event organizers to: register for a booth; involve your authors in presentations, readings, or book signings; or provide promotional materials (books, bookmarks, catalogs) for distribution to event attendees. If you know of other book-related events in the Midwest, let us know via our contact page and we’ll add them to this list.

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]