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CIPA Bookshelf Blog welcome your submissions but we have a few requests for anything you send. All submissions must meet these requirements to be posted:
1. CIPA members who are service providers (editors, designers, printers, marketing people and publicists): Articles (250 to 500 words) should inform and educate readers about your areas of expertise that relate to independent publishing. We know you’re looking for business, but you know that blatant sales pitches won’t get you business. You also know that our members need your expertise and want to get to know you. All approved posts will get a short bio about you and a link to your website.
2. CIPA members who are authors and publishers: Likewise we encourage you to send articles (250 to 500 words) that educate and inform readers about your areas of expertise and your experiences in publishing and marketing your book. We ask that you don’t include sales pitches for your book. (If readers like what you have to say, they’re going to check out your book anyway.) We will also post notices of your virtual book tours and will participate in your book tour, if you like. All approved posts will get a short bio about you and a link to your website.
3. Do you like to review books? Shoot us an email giving us your contact info, preferred genres, etc. No money involved, but you can sharpen your reviewing skills and meet a lot of nice people. All approved posts will get a short bio about you and a link to your website.
4. Would you like a fellow CIPA member to review your book? Let us know and we’ll try to match you up with a reviewer. No guarantees; we’ll see who steps up.