Monthly Meetings

Monthly meetings feature publishing experts who provide valuable insight and information about marketing, distribution, writing, editing, production, publishing law, and more. Meetings are typically held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, September through May, 7:00 to 8:30 pm Central time, with networking starting ahead of time at 6:30, all via Zoom. Check specific events for details and changesSign up for the MiPA email list to receive the Zoom Meeting Link each month.

Upcoming Events

  • Midwest Book Awards finalists announced late April via email/web/social
  • Saturday, June 25: Book awards gala + watch party in Minneapolis; concurrent YouTube premiere award presentation (details to come)

    Our meetings are free to all to attend.  

Meeting notes and recordings of past meetings

May 2022 (Diversifying the Publishing Industry): Meeting video, meeting notes
April 2022 (Bookseller Associations): Meeting video, meeting notes
March 2022 (Transmedia Storytelling): Meeting video, meeting notes
February 2022 (Public Speaking): Meeting video, meeting notes
January 2022 (Social Media): Meeting video, meeting notes
December 2021 (Holiday Party): Meeting notes
November 2021 (Podcasting): Meeting video, meeting notes
October 2021 (Book Printing): Meeting video, meeting notes
September 2021 (IngramSpark): Meeting video, meeting notes
May 2021 (Diversity in Publishing): Meeting video, meeting notes
April 2021 (Hybrid Publishing): Meeting video, meeting notes
March 2021 (Amazon Ads): Meeting video, meeting notes
February 2021 (How to Publish): Meeting video, meeting notes
January 2021 (Audiobook Production): Meeting video, meeting notes
November 2020 (Children’s Literature): Meeting video, meeting notes