Monthly MIPA Meeting

Social Media to Sell More Books

W/Karen Melvin Melvin, Mike Faricy, and Dr. Suzzanne Kelley

Tuesday, October 10, 2019
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm (come at 6:30 pm to network)
**NEW LOCATION** Delta Hotels Minneapolis Northeast
1330 Industrial Boulevard NE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55413

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2019 Book Awards Gala

The 29th Annual Midwest Book Awards Gala was held on May 4th in St. Paul. Authors, illustrators, designers and publishers gathered to celebrate the printed word.

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Your annual membership to MIPA gets you:

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Midwest Book Awards Winners Have Been Announced!

The 29th Annual Midwest Book Awards were held on May 4th, and the winners have been announced! Find the full list of titles here.

Monthly Meeting

Avoiding Trouble of the Legal Kind, W/ David Koehser
Questions (and Answers) About Legal Issues, Copyright/Trademark Infringement, Permissions/Releases and More

–When do you need to get permissions and releases?
–Can your brother-in-law really sue you if he’s named in your book?
–Does Dumpster really need to be capitalized—what is copyright and trademark infringement?
–Why do you need to know about subsidiary rights?

Join us for a wide-ranging discussion about the latest legal issues in the continually changing publishing world.

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