Oct. 17 – Social Media Essentials: Whether Your Book is Ready or Not

Social Media Essentials:
Whether Your Book is Ready or Not

Saturday, October 17, 2015
Free breakfast and coffee
8:00 a.m. – Noon

8:00 a.m. Doors open for registration
8:30 a.m. Meeting Begins

Church of Scientology*
2340 Blake Street
Denver, CO 80205

Marketing as an Author can be challenging without a specific strategy.
Join us on October 17th as we highlight the materials you need to build your audience and that of your author clients in Social Media prior to your launch.  We will cover aspects of developing a strategic plan in Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+ accompanied by some Must Do’s and Don’ts in YouTube.

Bring your pen, be ready to absorb and let’s have some fun!

hollie.jpgAbout our Speaker: Hollie Clere

Small business owners for 11+ years, finding ways to market their niche to a specific industry made for an interesting adventure. With the launch of social media, Hollie and her husband quickly found ways to connect with, stay in contact with and maintain relationships with potential and existing clients. The focus of the team is education, brand building, so-cial content marketing and business building for their clients with customized programs for any business. Hollie & Jeremy have extensive experience with LinkedIn, Facebook, HootSuite, Google+, Pinterest, YouTube and Twitter; with specific focus on Individual Profiles, Company Profiles, Fan Pages, Groups, Events and Advanced Social Networking strategies. Their ultimate goal is to help each company achieve success with social media. Core focus: Ownership – Accountability – Education. www.thesocialpro.net


We need announcements of your release parties, signings, and events

Hey CIPA members!

We need announcements of your release parties,  signings, and events.

If you don’t tell us, you are missing a chance to promote you and your book!

Send the wording you want to have put out to this address, cipabrigade@gmail.com and the more lead time you can give us, the better.

NOTE:  We do not edit, proofread, or compose.
*  Give us exactly what you want to tell the world!
*  Tell us who, what, when, and where.
*  You may want to include links to your site, the hosting venue’s, etc.

We will put your notice on the CIPA Facebook page and elsewhere.

It doesn’t need to be long or involved.  Here is a sample blurb.
CIPA member Stan Moore will read and sign his historical novel Mister Moffat’s Road  (mistermoffatsroad.com) on Saturday June 27, 1 to 3 pm at the Forney Museum of Transportation, 4303 Brighton Blvd Denver.
303-297-1113     (forneymuseum.org)

Questions, email Stan Moore here: cipabrigade@gmail.com

CIPA has a TABLE at the MPIBPA Trade Show



Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association is hosting a “Fall Discovery Show 2015”. CIPA will have a table at their annual trade show – visited by book buyers WORLDWIDE!

If you want your book displayed, the cost is $25/per book title – for CIPA members, and $45/per book title for non-members. Fee is per book title, and you will send us only one copy of your book along with your one-sheets. Details on where to send one copy of your book will be emailed to you shortly.

The trade show will be held:
October 8 – 10, 2015
The Renaissance Denver Hotel
3801 Quebec Street
Denver, CO  80207

We also need volunteers for the table – CIPA members only. There will be book buyers from bookstores all over the world, along with distributors. You will need to study up on all our table’s books via the one-sheets provided by the authors to be able to answer some simple questions from the visitors to our table. If you want to volunteer for a shift please email Veronica at admin@cipacatalog.com and tell her a date you are available – either 10/8 or 10/9. There will be no shifts on the 10th.

Space / number of book titles is limited so hurry! We had quite a few people jump on this at Saturday’s meeting already as well as this morning!

This will be a great opportunity for our members! We hope you can take part in this.


For our Sat. Sept. 19 Meeting: Mock Interview Roundtables

file0002032879564Apply Stacie’s McKenzie’s tips on “Nailing your TV Interview” on the spot. After the presentation, you will get to partake in a short interview of your own in the safety of our supportive group. A mentor will ask you questions, giving you a chance to shine as a celebrity right then and there. Our professional television interviewer and others will give you additional personalized tips to help you shine even more.

Bring your recording devices with full batteries to record your interview. Post it, watch it, learn from it. Nail it!

Table 1 Interviewer – Mary Walewski
Table 2 Interviewer – Ingrid Pyka
Table 3 Interviewer – Patricia Ross

September 2015 Signature Edition

Are you a CIPA EVVY Award winner? Kathy Mason (CIPA Board Member and President of Mason Works, LLC) has graciously offered to do video interviews with winners at the next CIPA meeting this Saturday, Sept. 19.

We’ll post the video interiviews on our YouTube channel so you can share them with your readers, friends, family, social media followers – whoever! You can even embed the video on your blog or website! Register for Saturday’s meeting here AND BRING YOUR BOOK!

This Saturday’s meeting will help you get on TV so you can promote your book. You can’t miss this meeting.

September 2015 Signature Contents

Want to Submit a Piece for a Future Edition?

Visit our Submissions page for more details and the form to send us your news or article!


September Member News

CIPA Associate Members Raspo Publishing Receive a TAGT Legacy Book® Award!

Patti and Richard Shade of RASPO Publishing won a book award feBookCover_CreativityCrusaderom TAGT Legacy Book® Awards! Congratulations guys!

CATEGORY – Parent: Increases the understanding of the unique needs of G/T children and help ensure they are met, both at home and in the classroom.

CIPA Associate Members BookCrafters Publish Field Guide on Edible & Medicinal Plants

C9781937862930_cover_28.95_proof_final.inddIPA BookCrafters of Parker, Colorado, has published a remarkable new reference book by Mary O’Brien and Karen Vail of Steamboat Springs. Edible & Medicinal Plants of the Southern Rockies is a 276 page full color field guide to over 130 native and non-native plants from the foothills to the alpine of the Southern Rocky Mountain Region of the United States. It is written for the curious first-time forager as well as the more advanced harvester of edibles and medicinals. The authors have funded the publishing costs with a successful KickStarter campaign which reached its $3,500 funding goal within ten days of launch. The book is a wonderful example of the possibilities for self-publishers and will soon be available for worldwide distribution and will also be sold on the BookCrafters on-line store at http://bookcrafters.net/bookstore.

CIPA Member Maggie Pike Publishes New Book 

Lighthearted, uplifting, and engaging, this collection of personal narratives and essays by
Maggie McCann Pike offers generous servings of reflection, wit, and opinion. The vignettes within describe the human spirit, at times with tenderness, more often with img_2890tongue planted firmly in cheek. The tale of the day two friends crashed a funeral, an anecdote of a child whose family moved away and forgot to tell her, and an awkward, nay mortifying, experience at a water park describe a few of the stories in A Chardonnay a Day: Vignettes That Bring Cheer. Imbibe them one a day or all at once, whatever brings you pleasure.

Autographed paperbacks are available here. Purchases through the website will include a free CD for pleasure reading, “All That Matters” by Timothy Pike. Also available at Amazon.com.

CIPA Member Pat Craig Traveling Promoting Books

scan0003Pat Craig will be in Ohio for numerous presentation and book signing events. She will be gone for two weeks introducing her two books: The Gowganda Pilot and Me, Our Survivals and Tears for Teddy. She will also be announcing her third forthcoming book, Homesteading in the Sand Hills of Nebraska.



Frankfurt Book Fair

Foreword’s trade show staff recently returned from the Beijing International Book Fair, armed with over a hundred leads for the books on display at our Indie Press Collective stand and reports that certain titles received multiple rights/translation offers.

If you’d like to get your book in the mix at the Frankfurt Book Fair next month, it’s not too late to reserve shelf space.  Agents and publishers from all over Europe, India, Australia and Asia will be visiting with books at this very important show, hailed as the ‘most important publishing event in the world’.

In addition to 1 copy of your book being displayed face-out on shelves organized by genre, it will be eternally listed in our online rights catalog, which gives life to books long after the show doors close.  A post-show report with photos will be sent to you via email, as well as a list of those who expressed interest in your book and/or genre.  There are 2 different paths to take:

  • Full rate: $199 for representation only (or $174 if a past Book of the Year Award Finalist or Winner)
  • Discounted bundle rate: $439 for representation + a 4-color 1/10th page print ad in ‘The Collective’ section in the Winter Issue of Foreword Reviews.  Ad design included, see sample here.  This issue which will reach a premium blend of 15,000 librarians, booksellers and readers the week before Thanksgiving.  Copies will hit newsstands at 398 Barnes & Noble stores and 250 BAM! stores first week of December. It will also be distributed at the Midwinter American Library Assoc. conference in Boston this January.

Please don’t hesitate to call with questions, or if you’d like testimonials from publishers and authors who have entrusted us with their books at past events.

Foreword Reviews | www.forewordreviews.com

Benjamin Franklin Book Awards with Our Affiliate IBPA

Are you ready to submit your book to another competition? Be sure to consider entering your book in the Benjamin Franklin Awards through the IBPA!

Did you know as a CIPA member, you can receive their discounted IBPA (Independent Book Publishers Association) membership entry fee to enter a book into their 28th Annual Benjamin Franklin Awards? First call deadline is this month – 9/28!

The award is administered by IBPA, with the help of more than 150 book publishing professionals coming from the library, bookstore, reviewer, designer, publicity and editorial industry segments.

Learn more here!


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