BAIPA monthly meetings are now on Zoom. The Zoom links will be provided to you via email on the Friday evening before, around 9 PM.
Therefore, all non-members MUST register in advance in order to participate. However, all current BAIPA members will get the Zoom info for the morning session automatically.
Please scroll down to the bottom of this page if you need a non-member ticket.
The general meeting begins at 9 am, the speaker presentation is at 11 am, after Q&A, networking time, introductions & announcements.
You CAN Tell a Book by Its Cover:
How to make sure your book cover is doing its job — regardless of medium or genre
with David Kudler: author, publisher, and expert provider of design and editorial services to independent publishers
You may not be able to judge a book by its cover — but that doesn’t mean that people don’t every day. Your cover has a very important job to do, so are you sure it’s up to the job?
Longtime BAIPA member (and former BAIPA board member) David Kudler will examine the do’s and don’ts of making sure your cover IS doing its job, He will talk about:
2. ebook vs. print vs. audiobook covers
3. Online vs. in-hand needs
Also, ALL BAIPA members are invited to participate in our Annual Book Cover Design Contest!
Here are the rules and process:
1. The contest is open to any book from a current BAIPA member, whether you worked with a designer on the cover or designed it yourself. Any year of publication is fine. (Even next year, as long as the cover is finished.) However, we can only accept one entry per author.
2. Submit a copy of your front cover using the form below. At least 1000 pixels wide. The deadline is November 17.
3. We will put the covers together into one or more pdfs that we will display at the meeting, ideally in broad categories (Fiction, Non-Fiction, and Children’s Books). Everyone who is present will get three votes (one for each category). (We’ll use a Zoom poll at the end of the morning session.) There is no fee and the results will be announced at the completion of the Zoom poll, which will take place at 12:15 PM.
The winners in each category will get a free BAIPA workshop in 2024. The prize must be used no later than the November 2024 meeting.
NO AFTERNOON WORKSHOP
Looking forward to seeing you!
About Our Speaker: David Kudler
David Kudler is an author, publisher, and expert provider of design and editorial services to independent publishers. Through his company, Stillpoint Digital Press, he has published over a hundred titles by twenty authors — including himself. He served for over twenty years as the managing editor of the Collected Works of Joseph Campbell, editing and overseeing the publication of books, ebooks, audiobooks, and audio and video recordings of the late mythologist’s lectures. He is currently working on a series of books for independent and self-publishers on ebook creation, sales, and marketing called Ebooks for Indies, as well as a series of young adult historical adventure novels.
December 2, 2023
9:00 am - 12:15 pm
Venue: Zoom Event
This is exclusively an online event via Zoom.
Zoom links will be provided in an email sent out the Friday evening before the event day, between 8:45 and 9 PM. If you have pre-registered and do not receive that email, please reach out to [email protected].