Monthly MiPA Meeting

Using Video to Sell More Books

  • Featuring Jackie Menne of Synergy Advertising and Joule Micro Nation
  • January 14, 2020 at the Delta Hotel Minneapolis Northeast, 1330 Industrial Boulevard NE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55413
  • Happy Hour & Networking start at 5:30 in the Tavern 400 hotel bar, with presentation and discussion in the conference area 7:00–9:00.

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

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:

  • Professional Development
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  • Discounted Midwest Book Awards entries
  • And so much more!

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

Self-Evaluating Your Publishing Program for Maximum Success

Elva Resa Publishing founder and publisher Karen Pavlicin-Fragnito will talk about the key questions publishers should ask themselves about their books, portfolio, brand, and go-to-market strategy to self-evaluate their publishing programs and effectively seize their best opportunities. Whether you are new to publishing or have been publishing for many years, you’ll find helpful information ranging from industry standards for creating your books to determining if niche publishing is right for your press. More information can be found at and Send your questions ahead of time to and by October 31, and Karen will address as many pre-submitted questions as possible in her presentation. 

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