SEPTEMBER MEETING- Nail Your TV Interview: Tips and Tricks for Shining on the Small Screen

Nail Your TV Interview:
Tips and Tricks for Shining on the Small Screen

Saturday, September 19, 2015
Free breakfast and coffee
8:30 a.m. – Noon

Church of Scientology*
2340 Blake Street
Denver, CO 80205

$20 for CIPA Members by 6pm Friday before Event
$30 for Nonmembers, Guests, Member Door Pricing    

Want to make you and your book look fantastic in interviews?

What makes you shine on the small screen?

Media is a huge marketing tool! Maximize the opportunity for when the cameras go live on you. Relax…learn how to prepare, as Stacy McKenzie shares her experiences as a television show interviewer. She will reveal what information to submit ahead of time, which questions to ask, and what to wear for a TV appearance! She will also give tips on getting your TV interview.

Gain the techniques to calm the butterflies… to highlight your best side, to promote you and your story. Stacy’s presentation will help you maximize your 15 minutes of fame and make it last.

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offpageLibrarian by day, TV show host by night – Stacy McKenzie hosts the nationally award-winning  “Off the Page” author interview, a program aired on Channel 8’s  Broomfield Public Television. Based out of the Mamie Doud Eisenhower Public Library in Broomfield, Colorado, Stacy has been producing and hosting the show since 2009 and has interviewed over 200 Colorado authors.

*CIPA is not affiliated with, nor does it endorse, the Church of Scientology.

Digital CIPA EVVY Awards Now Ready for Download!

DigitalATTENTION 2015 CIPA EVVY AWARD WINNERS:
Download your digital award here (http://adobe.ly/1ES6bbu).
Instructions on how to download your digital award can be found here

Were you a finalist, or an award-winning CIPA EVVY author this year? (If you don’t know, find out here.) Purchase sticker rolls (for Merit, Bronze, Silver & Gold) for your inventory of printed books. We only have a limited number of sticker rolls left. Some stickers are sold out. Our digital stickers (for Finalists, Merit, Bronze & Gold) are now available for you to download. Use them for your digital or eBook cover, flyers, website, or any other promotional material!

Visit the shop here!


Do you want free admission to CIPA monthly meetings? We need a volunteer to mail CIPA EVVY Sticker orders as they come in, on a weekly basis. Postage would be expensed, and you would get to come to our meetings for FREE! Email admin@cipacatalog.com if you are interested in more details.

CIPA EVVY Award Stickers Now Available for Purchase

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Were you a finalist, or an award-winning CIPA EVVY author this year? (If you don’t know, find out here.) Purchase sticker rolls (for Merit, Bronze, Silver & Gold) for your inventory of printed books. Hurry – we only have a limited number of sticker rolls left. We sold many of them at the CIPA EVVY Awards on Sunday. Our digital stickers (for Finalists, Merit, Bronze & Gold) are now available for you to download. Use them for your digital or eBook cover, flyers, website, or any other promotional material!

Currently here is what we have left:

(Rolls = 50 stickers)
Merit = 7 rolls
Gold = 2 rolls
Silver = 19 rolls
Bronze = 17 rolls

Visit the shop here!


Do you want free admission to CIPA monthly meetings?

We need a volunteer to mail CIPA EVVY Sticker orders as they come in, on a weekly basis. Postage would be expensed, and you would get to come to our meetings for FREE! Email admin@cipacatalog.com if you are interested in more details.

Testimonial from Andrew Ceroni, author of Snow Men, 1st Place – Gold Winner at the CIPA EVVYs!

Wow, what a thoughtful email I received today from one of our award-winners…On behalf of CIPA, thanks Andrew! – Veronica Yager

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Good morning, Mademoiselle Veronique!

Please pass this on…. this seems a somewhat awkward and insufficient means to tell you all how very much I enjoyed my visit to the 2015 CIPA EVVY Book Awards Banquet this past Sunday night.

Cover Proof_SNOW MEN_Andrew CeroniMy novel, SNOW MEN, was awarded First Place in the FICTION – Action/Adventure genre and I was thrilled!  I launched into a low earth orbit and advised HOUSTON that I would be coming down sometime soon and somewhere near the Rocky Mountains!!!

During my brief comments, I tried to say thanks to you all for the contest and the event, as well as to the Indie Publishers who enable us to see our work in print.  But I want to say more.

At the front of his book, “On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft“, Stephen King has two quotes (epigraphs).

The first quote is: “HONESTY IS THE BEST POLICY.”

The second quote is: “LIARS PROSPER.” !!!

Funny?  Yes.  True?  Sometimes.  Please know that what I will remember most (after my FIRST PLACE Award!!) is how open, objective, honest, and filled with integrity  your CIPA EVVY Awards process seemed to be.  And for that, I wanted to say more.

Thank you ever so much!  “I wish you the very best of all good things.” (Summer of ’42)

Best,
Andrew “Andy” Ceroni

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2015 CIPA EVVY Award Winners Announced!

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Colorado Independent Publishers Association (CIPA),
with the CIPA Education and Literacy Foundation (ELF),
proudly announce the winners from our
21st Annual CIPA EVVY Awards…

Congratulations to the following CIPA EVVY Awards Book Competition Winners!

Regular Categories Award Winners

Technical Categories Award Winners

(1st = Gold, 2nd = Silver, 3rd = Bronze. Stickers will be available for purchase soon!)


Download and view photos from the event here! (For instructions on how to save your photos, watch this YouTube video.)

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20852920945_fb9bf78584_mThanks to all our finalists and guests who came to the event. A special thanks to our M.C. Teresa Funke.

If you received an award last night, congratulations! Now the fun begins – market your award. Be proud. You are an award-winning author. How cool is that?

Matthew Taylor, author of Goat LipsHere is a fun shot of one of our award-winners: Matthew Taylor, author of Goat Lips. It was a lovely night!

 

Editing Finalists Announced for the CIPA EVVYs!

We have updated the list of finalists to now include the final category – Editing. The list of finalists is now complete! Yay!

Congrats to the editors of the books below:

Editing Goat Lips Matthew Taylor
Editing Walking Silverton Beverly Rich
Editing Wild at Heart Heather H. Kirby

Click the button below to view the full list of finalists. Hurry and buy your ticket today as we have to close up the registration by 9pm tonight. See you on Sunday at the EVVYs!

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Did you or your friend make the list? Join us at the 21st Annual CIPA EVVY Awards Banquet & Ceremony on Sunday, 8/23/15! Click the banner below for details and dinner menu…

6 Tickets Left to the CIPA EVVY Awards & Banquet Ceremony!

We have just 6 tickets left. Closing up sales today at 9pm. If you haven’t already, buy your ticket here

The finalists are announced! The Space Gallery is getting ready to host us!

If you’re a finalist, you don’t want to miss being acknowledged for your award! (Remember, all posted finalists will be award winners.) You’ve worked hard on bringing your book into the world. This is the time to let people know about it!

The menu is wonderful (view the menu here). There are meat and vegetarian choices. Also, gluten-free options will be available and labeled. Beer and wine are complimentary! Buy your ticket for the EVVYs here.

The CIPA EVVY Awards Banquet will be held:
This Sunday, August 23, 2015, from 5pm to 8pm
Space Gallery
400 Santa Fe Dr
Denver, CO 80204
Their phone number: (720) 904-1088

Parking: On-street, and there is some parking behind the space gallery, but there is PLENTY of street parking on Santa Fe and 4th—both on the east and west sides of the street, as well as around the block. It’s FREE parking on the street on that end of town!

Directions can be found here.

ReadCon Vendor Spots Available for Authors – Books & Brews – FREE!

ReadCon in Greeley – a two-day convention for readers to discover new authors – has about 13 more spots open for authors to have a table to showcase their books, and hopefully make some of their own sales! Table setups are free, but you must get in touch with Peter Derk, librarian for Farr Regional Library in Greeley. See the details below. Peter’s contact info here.

Date/Time

Saturday, September 12th, 6-8 PM
The actual event begins at 6pm. Feel free to arrive 30 mins early to get set up, find a spot, and get yourself situated. You don’t have to be there that early, but it’s suggested to be there with a good 15 minutes to make sure we get you situated.

Parking

There is a good deal of nearby parking. Just northeast of Zoe’s, on 7th avenue, there is on-street parking and a parking lot as well. One block directly north of Zoe’s, on 9th street, there is a large parking lot as well. There is also parallel and diagonal parking near the front entrance to Zoe’s.

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Unloading

We will have some staff available to help unload, especially if you have books that need to be brought in. We will also have a handcart or two. If you have a large amount of stuff, there is temporary parking on the north side of Zoe’s as well. Park there and come in and grab some of us to help you unload.

The Setup

We’re looking to have between 40 and 50 authors at the event. Each author will have a small table space for books, signing, and if you want to bring a couple props or conversation pieces, go right ahead! We’ll also have a chair for each author, and if you need a second chair, let us know. We are going to try and spread people out a bit in a way that circulates the crowd, so please ask for your spot when you arrive.

During The Event

Feel free to sell, schmooze, and chat with the crowd. We’ve had a very interested audience in the past, many of whom are interested in aspects of writing and publishing, all of whom are interested in books and reading. If you’d like to leave your table and chat with some other authors or grab a beer yourself, feel free to do so. We will provide “Be right back” table cards, and we will have staff on hand who can watch your table for a short stretch if need be (they won’t be able to do any sales).

What We Expect

Just be your kind, wonderful, author self. As people make their way around, it’s great to draw them in to conversation about books, other events they’ve attended during the day, the awesome t-shirt they’re wearing, and so on. Lots of our attendees have never met an author before, so it’s good to be prepared for the normal “Who are your inspirations?” and questions like that, and to have an elevator pitch for your book(s).

Barnes and Noble

We are working with a seller from Barnes and Noble. If you’d rather sell your own books, ignore this entirely. If you’d like to look into the option of B&N bringing books, please let me know ASAP. Our rep will check into what they can provide and bring, and they will do all sales of items they bring. In general, if your book is on their shelves or in the warehouse, they’re happy to bring copies.

Sales

If you’re handling your own sales, that’s awesome! You’re free to conduct those as you please. We’ve found that people are less and less likely to carry cash, just as a rule. We won’t be asking for a cut of sales or a “booth rental” fee or anything like that. What you make is yours, how you want to sell is up to you, and if you want to run any specials or sales, that’s completely alright as well. If you’re a poet who wants to sell individual, printed poems, go for it!

Safety and Security

The event has gone very, very smoothly in the past. We’ve never had a problem with someone who has…chosen to emphasize the brews over the books, let’s say. We have a ticket/wristband system that limits the sampling, and it’s a completely family-friendly event. We will have security onsite as well, so if you experience ANY issues or problems, don’t hesitate to let us know.

Personal Contact

I’m Peter Derk, and I’ll be coordinating the Books and Brews event that evening.

If you need to get in touch with me prior to the event:

Email pderk@highplains.us

Phone: 970-506-8532

If you need to get in touch with me that day

Email librarianpete@gmail.com

Phone: 970-324-1787 (this is personal phone and email, so please use only for the day-of when I won’t have access to my regular work stuff).

Is your book a Technical Category Finalists in the CIPA EVVY Awards? If so, please send…

If your book is a finalist in one of the Technical Categories, please send us the name of your service provider so their name can be recognized on the award certificate. Send the email to Patricia@hugohousepublishers.com

Here are the Technical Categories:

  • Audio Books
  • Children’s Illustration
  • Cover Design
  • eBooks
  • Editing
  • Illustrations (not children’s)
  • Interior Layout/Design
  • Printing

Not sure if you are a finalist, view the list here. (The list still does not have the Editing category finalists. We are working hard to get that out ASAP.)

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