BAIPA monthly meetings are now exclusively on Zoom, at least until we get through this COVID-19 crisis. The Zoom links will be provided to you via email on the Friday evening before 9 PM. So you MUST register in advance in order to participate.
Scroll down to the bottom of this page for the list of available tickets.
The general meeting begins at 9 am, speaker presentation is at 11 am, after Q&A, networking time, introductions & announcements. Scroll down for details and to register. No afternoon workshop for this meeting.
Current BAIPA members must log in first to get a free ticket to the morning session. Then come back to this page. There is a Member login link in the upper right corner of the site.
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! Of necessity, we will have to do this a little differently.
Here are the rules and process:
1. The contest is open to any book authored by a current BAIPA member, whether you worked with a designer on the cover or you 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. Send a copy of the front cover to [email protected]. At least 1000 pixels wide. The deadline is November 25.
3. We will put the covers together into one or more pdfs that we will display at the meeting and then everyone who is present will get three votes. (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.
The winner gets a free afternoon workshop in 2021. The prize must be used no later than the April 2021 meeting.
NO AFTERNOON WORKSHOP
However, we will be holding live interviews of several BAIPA authors with a “live studio audience!” Of course, this will be via Zoom. There is no fee to attend, but if you do register for the morning session, then please get yourself a free ticket for the afternoon so that we have a sense of who might attend.
Each interview will run about 20 minutes, and they will be recorded and then uploaded to the BAIPA blog.
Looking forward to seeing you!
About Our Morning 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 has also served since 1999 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 has been a featured blogger on TheBookDesigner.com since 2013. He is currently working on a series of books for independent and self-publishers on ebook creation, sales, and marketing called Ebooks for Indies.
December 5, 2020
9:00 am - 3:00 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].