General meeting begins at 9 am, speaker presentation is at 11 am, after Q&A, networking time, introductions & announcements, followed by our informal lunch gathering from 12:15 PM-3 PM. Scroll down for details and to register.
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You CAN Tell a Book by Its Cover:
How to make sure your book cover is doing its job — regardless of medium or genre
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?
Publisher, designer, editor, and longtime BAIPA 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 Book Cover Design Contest during the morning by bringing one copy of their book to put on display. There is no fee and the results will be announced during the party in the afternoon (see below). Everyone attending will have three anonym0us votes to award. The winner will get their lunch paid for by BAIPA!
And of course, all members are invited to have their books available for holiday sales. First come, first served in terms of sales table space.
NO AFTERNOON WORKSHOP
Instead, we will gather at Wild Fox, which is on the west side of 101 from the Key Room for a no-host holiday lunch where we will announce the winner of the cover contest.
NOTE: this is a change from our previous plan to meet at Hopmonk Tavern.
This is a chance to hang out informally with your BAIPA friends and colleagues and celebrate the holidays together.
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. His new book based on his writing about book marketing, Selling Ebooks: An Introduction to Retailing and Marketing Ebooks for the Independent Author/Publisher comes out in January — but will be available to BAIPA members at the December meeting.
- December 14, 2019
9:00 am - 12:15 pm
Venue: The Key Room