Board of Directors
Program Chair and Past President
Smith House Press
Scribe Publishing Company
Chair, Midwest Book Awards
- Tuesday, October 13 (6:30 PM CT Networking / 7:00 Meeting): Send ’em to the Shelves—Working with a Book Distributor, featuring Brent Cunningham, Executive Director of Small Press Distribution. Free! Register in advance. Details Here
- Thursday, October 29 (7:00 PM CT): Virtual Book Reading Series continues, featuring winners from the 2020 Midwest Book Awards. Watch live on the Midwest Book Awards Facebook Page or MiPA’s YouTube Channel.
- Tuesday, November 10, 2020 (6:30 PM CT Networking / 7:00 Meeting): Change Through Children’s Literature: Create and Market a Children’s Book with Purpose, featuring Wise Ink publisher Amy Quale and Author/Illustrator Ara Elizabeth. Details coming soon.
- Tuesday, December 8, 2020: Q&A Open Publishing Discussion with the MiPA board plus Holiday Theme Background Competition
- Tuesday, January 12, 2021: All About Audiobooks. Details coming soon.
- September 24 Inaugural Virtual Book Reading Series, featuring winners from the 2020 Midwest Book Awards. Watch replays on the Midwest Book Awards Facebook Page or MiPA’s YouTube Channel.
- September 8, 2020: Hosting from Home: Online Book Talks featuring Jenna Kahly and Hillary Stevens of the Lake Agassiz Regional Library.
- Saturday, June 27: Midwest Book Awards Gala (Virtual Event)
- Tuesday, May 19: MiPA at the e-Books + Self Publishing CRAM Day 10A–2P, St. Paul. Free Entry. (Rescheduled)
- Tuesday May 12: Online Webinar: “Book Promotion Using Virtual Presentations” with Publicity Coach and Speaker Steve Harrison.
- Tuesday, April 14: Online Webinar: “Throw Out the Rulebook: Publishing in a Pandemic” with Bookmobile’s Don Leeper and Angela Bole, CEO of IBPA.
- Tuesday, March 10: Figuring out Funding: Finances of book publishing, Nayt Rundquist, Managing Editor of New Rivers Press, and MiPA Treasurer
- February 2020 • The Anatomy of a Powerful Book Launch Featuring Dara Beevas, Author and Co-Founder of Wise Ink Creative Publishing
- January 2020 • Using Video to Sell More Books with Jackie Menne
- December 2019 • Member’s Holiday Party! Hosted by Pat Morris
- November 2019 • Self-Evaluating Your Publishing Program for Maximum Success with Karen Pavlicin-Fragnito
- October 2019 • Social Media Panel with Karin Melvin, Mike Faricy, and Suzzanne Kelley.
- September 2019 • Copyright & Permissions, Trade Marks with David Koehser, attorney.
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