Monthly MiPA Meeting

Figuring Out Funding: Finances of Book Publishing

  • NEW LOCATION: West End Conference Center, 1600 Utica Ave S, St. Louis Park, MN
  • Tuesday, March 10, 2020. Happy Hour & Networking start at 6:00 (soft drinks and light snacks provided); presentation starts at 7:00
  • Featuring Nayt Rundquist, Managing Editor at New Rivers Press

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Figuring Out Funding: Finances of Book Publishing

Understanding the costs and potential revenue streams of a publishing venture is integral to avoid bankrupting yourself before you get started.
You’ve got your book written, re-written, edited, and proofread. It’s finally ready to see the light of day. But how do you fund bringing your book into the world? Where does the money come from, and where does it go? This talk will discuss models for seeking revenue for a project and pricing production of your work.
Book production, marketing, submitting to awards, applying to sell at festivals, even setting up readings can cost money. Our guest, Nayt Rundquist, will cover the costs of publishing a book, like production, printing, and advertising. We will also look into potential revenue streams for your projects, including applying for grants, crowdfunding models, and selling at readings and other events. Rundquist will also discuss distribution options and how booksellers select what to sell.
About our speaker
Nayt Rundquist is managing editor at New Rivers Press, as well as being an editor, publisher, educator, and writer (in no particular order). He teaches publishing and writing courses at Minnesota State University Moorhead, serves as guest judge for writing competitions, and writes his own speculative fiction. In addition, Nayt is the treasurer for the Midwest Independent Publishers Association


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

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