Workshop: Finding the Best Route to Publishing Your Book

I’m the volunteer PR chair for the Colorado Independent Publishers Association here in Denver. If you’re here in Colorado and are on the fence as to how you’re going to publish your book – publish it yourself or try to sell it to a publisher – here’s a workshop you might want to attend.

CIPA Workshop: Shows Authors and Would-Be Authors How to Choose the Best Route on The Road Map To Publishing Your Book

Denver, CO —  August 10, 2010 —  New authors wonder: Should they independently publish their books or try and get a publisher?

The answer can be found at The Colorado Independent Publishers Association’s Summer Workshop, The Road Map to Publishing Your Book, on August 28th. CIPA has assembled a group of the finest, cutting edge experts in the publishing industry. They’re experienced and in front of the publishing curve. Whether you’re just beginning to write your first book or you’re a published author this is the place to be for information and education.

Michael Madigan – former Rocky Mountain News reporter and independently published author of “Heros, Villains, Dames & Disasters” will present on the importance of keeping your writing business professional  and how to avoid the bumps in the road. It doesn’t have to be have to be a tedious or dead-end business exercise — if you have a plan and a platform! See how Michael turned a good idea into a great book, and walked away from one mediocre offer from the traditional publishing world in order to produce what would become a Center for the Book finalist and Colorado Authors’ League 1st Place winner!

Trish Moore –  Independently published Trish Moore is the Workshop Keynote speaker. Spend some time with Trish Moore and be inspired to thrive – not just survive in your writing life! Based on the words of such masters as Wayne Dyer, Oprah Winfrey, Deepak Chopra, Louise Hay and others, Moore’s  “F.U.E.L. – Focused Unlimited Extraordinary Life” Workbook ranks in Amazon’s Top 350! Sit down, strap in and get ready for this delectable ride on the riled side!

Connie Martin:  The journey of a lifetime starts not only with a single step, but with a level head! Join storyteller, author and mother of five Connie Martin as she introduces you to a highly creative approach to writing. Photo ops and occasional stops along the way…bring your imagination and look forward to a walk-about like no other!

Dr. Cynthia Koelker: Long before Doc Cindy ever met her fairy godmother and was asked to dance with one of the five most handsome princes in the publishing world, she was small-town girl with a plan! Get the inside scoop on  the importance of such valuable travel tools as GPS (Great Publishing Sense), the road less travelled, touring  partners, and sensible shoes.

The workshop will conclude with a audience participation q & a with many of CIPA’s publishing and marketing experts on topics ranging from publishing, printing and editing to social media and websites.

The Road Map to Publishing workshop will be held on Saturday, August 28, 8:30 am to 2:30 pm at the Red Lion Hotel, 4040 Quebec  St., Denver, CO 80216. Cost of the workshop is $99 if you preregister, or $125 at the door. Sign up at

After the workshop, stick around for CIPA’s 2nd annual Book Fair from 3:00-6:00 pm. The Book Fair is fun, informative, and free! Mingle with fellow authors and publishing pros and enjoy free snacks and a cash bar. CIPA members who want to sell their books and Associate Members who want to sell their services can host a 6 ft table for just $50. For more information, go to