Purchase Award Seals

Order Midwest Book Awards Seals 

Gold (winner) and silver (finalist) award seals are available for purchase to qualifying authors and publishers. These seals are foil stamped and are great promotional tools. Current quantities available:

Roll of 250 for $30.00

Roll of 500 for $55.00 

Files for electronic seals are also available. Contact Sherry Roberts by email.  

Publishers based in the Midwest are invited to enter the 27th Annual Midwest Book Awards competition for excellence in books published during the 2016 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.

Entries for the 27th Annual Midwest Book Awards are now open.

Deadline for all entries is December 30, 2016.

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April 19 Meeting: PW's Claire Kirch

 

NOTE DATE CHANGE!

Claire has been senior correspondent for Publishers Weekly, covering the Midwest for several years. Her articles span a wide range of publishing topics as you can see at http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/article_authors/27.html.

Claire will talk about her experiences, the changes she’s seen in publishing, and the lessons authors and publishers have learned, which undoubtedly will include the timing of book reviews. Join us on Wednesday, April 19, a week later than our usual meeting night, at Midland Hills.

We'll also ask our attendees to talk about the mistakes they've made and what they wish they had known when they started in publishing so we can all learn from each other. This is the final meeting of the year since May is our Book Awards Gala (finalists will be announced in mid-April).
 
Who: Claire Kirch of Publisher's Weekly
What: Learning from Claire and from each other (What we wish we had known)
Where: Midland Hills Country Club, 2001 Fulham Ave, Roseville. [map]
When: April 19, 2017, 7 pm (but come early to network)
Why: We don't know what we don't know, but we can learn