Midwest Independent Publishers Association
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Founded in 1984, the Midwest Independent Publishers Association, or MIPA, is a nonprofit organization based in Minneapolis, Minnesota and serving 12 states. The association serves the upper-Midwest independent publishing community through education, networking, and peer recognition. MIPA's members include printers, distributors, editors, indexers, artists, and designers. MIPA is a regional affiliate of the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA).
Since 1990, MIPA has sponsored the Annual Midwest Book Awards in the categories of Arts/Photography/Coffee Table Books, Autobiography/Memoir, Biography, Business, Children's Fiction, Children's Nonfiction, Children's Picture Books, Young Adult Fiction, Young Adult Nonfiction, Cookbooks/Crafts/Hobbies, Education/Learning, Family/Parenting, Fiction—Fantasy/SciFi/Horror/Paranormal, Literary/Contemporary/Historical, Fiction—Mystery/Thriller, Fiction—Romance, Fiction—Short Story/Anthology, Health, History, Humor, Inspiration. Nature, Poetry, Recreation/Sports/Travel, Religion/Philosophy, Social Science/Political Science/Culture, Cover Design, Interior Design, Illustration—Graphic, and Total Book Design.
In 2010, MIPA awarded the first Pat Bell Award in honor of former board member Pat Bell, who also served on the board of Independent Book Publishers Association and became a major national advocate for independent publishers.
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- "Post Bulletin" "Hormel Book Gets Award Nomination"
- "Star Tribune" "Midwest Book Awards Announce Winners"
- "Winthrop News" 9/25/13