The Latest News From MIPA

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2019 Midwest Book Awards Gala

      Publishers based in the Midwest were invited to enter the 29th Annual Midwest Book Awards competition for excellence in books published during the 2018 calendar year. The awards recognize creativity in content and execution, overall book quality,...

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A huge thank you

A huge thank you

Thanks to Amy Zellmer, Jerry Mevissen, Sybil Smith, Dorie McClelland, Rachel Anderson, Patrick Ledray, and Sherry Roberts for serving on MIPA’s board the last few years. And thanks (and a sigh of relief) to our new board members who came forward to take MIPA into the...

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Member news

Member news

Thanks to Amy Zellmer, Jerry Mevissen, Sybil Smith, Dorie McClelland, Rachel Anderson, Patrick Ledray, and Sherry Roberts for serving on MIPA’s board the last few years. And thanks (and a sigh of relief) to our new board members who came forward to take MIPA into the...

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Publishing University

Publishing University

Sharon Woodhouse, Lake Claremont Press and Everything Goes Media, LLC, of Chicago and Milwaukee, offers a free newsletter aimed at nonfiction authors, but valuable for everyone. It’s called “Conspired: Ideas from the Inside for Nonfiction Authors.” Check it out here....

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Midwest Book Awards

Midwest Book Awards

MIPA is an affiliate of the Independent Book Publishing Association (IBPA). Each year IBPA offers a conference with 30+ sessions on various publishing topics. The next Publishing University will be held on April 6-7, 2018, in Austin, Texas. As an affiliate, one MIPA...

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Midwest Book Awards Gala

Midwest Book Awards Gala

MIPA’s new board truly represents the Midwest region. Our new president, Dr. Suzzanne Kelley, is Assistant Professor of Practice and Editor in Chief of North Dakota State University Press in Fargo. She is also developing a Certificate in Publishing for NDSU. Suzzanne...

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Unowsky Receives Pat Bell Award

Unowsky Receives Pat Bell Award

Authors, designers, illustrators and publishers came together for an evening of networking and celebration of independent publishing. The highlight of the evening was the announcement of this year’s winners in 30 writing, illustration and design categories. Read a...

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Member news

Member news

The scores have tabulated and the finalists for this year’s Midwest Book Awards have been selected.The gala where the winners will be named will be held on May 12, 2017, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Olson Campus Center at the Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota....

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Midwest Book Awards

Midwest Book Awards

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....

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IBPA has a new website

IBPA has a new website

Thanks to Amy Zellmer, Jerry Mevissen, Sybil Smith, Dorie McClelland, Rachel Anderson, Patrick Ledray, and Sherry Roberts for serving on MIPA’s board the last few years. And thanks (and a sigh of relief) to our new board members who came forward to take MIPA into the...

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PW’s Claire Kirch

PW’s Claire Kirch

Sharon Woodhouse, Lake Claremont Press and Everything Goes Media, LLC, of Chicago and Milwaukee, offers a free newsletter aimed at nonfiction authors, but valuable for everyone. It’s called “Conspired: Ideas from the Inside for Nonfiction Authors.” Check it out here....

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Christmas Book Flood

Christmas Book Flood

  WINNERS OF THE 29TH ANNUAL MIDWEST BOOK AWARDS ANNOUNCED SAINT PAUL, MN, MAY 4, 2019: The Midwest Independent Publishing Association (MIPA) has announced the winners for the 29th Annual Midwest Book Awards. The awards recognize quality in independent publishing...

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