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Join us for our Online Webinar: “Book Promotion Using Virtual Presentations” with with Publicity Coach and Speaker Steve Harrison. Connect with us by phone or Zoom. Details below!


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2020 Midwest Book Awards Finalists Announced!

We are excited to finally declare

Congratulations Finalists!

The 2020 Midwest Book Awards initial tallies are complete. Thanks to the efforts of our 99 volunteer judges, we’ve narrowed the hundreds of entries for this year’s award to these 88 finalists across 31 categories.

Please join us in congratulating these finalists June 27 at 7 PM (Central Time) for the Midwest Book Awards’ facebook live watch party, and the announcement of the 31 winners of the 30th Annual Midwest Book Awards.

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Your annual membership to MIPA gets you:

  • Professional Development
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  • Discounted Midwest Book Awards entries
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30th Annual Midwest Book Awards Gala goes Virtual!

We’re working to make a video premiere of the gala to watch together online at the same time the event was supposed to take place in Minneapolis on June 27. All are welcome! Please join the Facebook event page to receive updates. We’ll post more details here, too, including a link to the watch party, as we get closer to June 27, and see the finalists by clicking below!
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Monthly Meeting

Book Promotion Using Virtual Presentations

with Publicity Coach and Speaker Steve Harrison

Event Details & Registration

We are online with this month’s meeting, utilizing a Zoom meeting generously provided by the North Dakota State University (and MiPA President) Suzzanne Kelley! 

Tuesday, May 12, 2020:
6:30 Virtual Happy Hour Networking—join us any time before the meeting to say hello (and test your audio and optionally video connection)
7:00 Presentations and Discussion

2019 MiPA 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, and the book’s unique contribution to its subject area.

The Midwest Independent Publishing Association (MiPA) has sponsored the book awards since 1990.

Midwest Book Awards honor the publishers in the 12-state Midwest publishing community who are producing quality work. Award recognition helps publishers and authors succeed in today’s competitive publishing industry.

View the list of winners from the 29th Annual Midwest Book Awards here

View Photos from the Awards Gala here