Midwest Independent Publishing Association serves the Midwest publishing community in a collaborative sharing of publishing, production, promotion, and marketing information.

Through educational programming and other cooperative efforts, MIPA assists members in their publishing initiatives and ongoing endeavors. MIPA also provides networking opportunities for publishers, both new and experienced, to learn from each other.

To advance the understanding and appreciation of related professions and trades, MIPA's members include printers, distributors, editors, indexers, artists, designers, and others who contribute to the vitality of the industry.

MIPA provides support, encouragement, and information to authors who want to learn about the myriad publishing options emerging in this dynamic digital world.

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]