Professional Development: Attend our monthly programs in Roseville, which feature publishing experts who provide valuable insight, and information about marketing, distribution, writing, editing, production, the law, and more.

MIPA Website: Discover your source for information about publishing events, the
Midwest Book Awards, member news, and more.

● E-mail Updates: Get MIPA news and announcements, regional and national publishing news, and member news at your fingertips.

● Facebook Page: “Like” us at and get info and announcements right on your timeline.

● Annual Vendor Fair: Find the services you need—editors, designers, printers, publicists, indexers, illustrators—to produce beautiful, professional, and successful

● Midwest Book Awards: Receive a discount on entries to the prestigious Midwest Book Awards.

● Networking: Exchange ideas with other publishers and writers. Meet publishing industry professionals. Make business connections. Get access to current news, events, and publishing trends.

● Marketing, Production, and Promotions: Take advantage of other discounts only available to MIPA members on book production services, printing, publicity
services and more.

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Publisher Professional Organizations

Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA): $99 annual membership fee
($30 discounted from $129 fee).

● Association of Publishers for Special Sales (APSS): membership discount for MIPA members.

Book Production Services / Website Development

See member pages under the Member Directory for discounts offered to MIPA members.


April 19 Meeting: PW's Claire Kirch



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

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