Professional Development: Attend our monthly programs in Roseville, which feature publishing experts who provide valuable insight, and information about marketing, distribution, writing, editing, production, the law, and more.

MIPA Website: Discover your source for information about publishing events, the
Midwest Book Awards, member news, and more.

● E-mail Updates: Get MIPA news and announcements, regional and national publishing news, and member news at your fingertips.

● Facebook Page: “Like” us at www.facebook.com/MidwestPublishers and get info and announcements right on your timeline.

● Annual Vendor Fair: Find the services you need—editors, designers, printers, publicists, indexers, illustrators—to produce beautiful, professional, and successful
books.

● Midwest Book Awards: Receive a discount on entries to the prestigious Midwest Book Awards.

● Networking: Exchange ideas with other publishers and writers. Meet publishing industry professionals. Make business connections. Get access to current news, events, and publishing trends.

● Marketing, Production, and Promotions: Take advantage of other discounts only available to MIPA members on book production services, printing, publicity
services and more.

Download our brochure: http://mipa.org/images/MIPA-brochure-2013-WEB.pdf

Publisher Professional Organizations

Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA): $99 annual membership fee
($30 discounted from $129 fee). www.ibpa-online.org

● Association of Publishers for Special Sales (APSS): membership discount for MIPA members. community.bookapss.org

Book Production Services / Website Development

See member pages under the Member Directory for discounts offered to MIPA members.

 

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 athttp://www.zurlolawoffice.com.

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