To the official IPAC site
IPAC is the Independent Publishers Association of Canada. Our organization helps authors and small publishers get their books to print and in the hands of appreciative readers. Our members include:
All of whom have a passion for publishing and are eager to learn from one another and to share their own experiences and insights.
Mar. 29: Understanding Indigo/Chapters/Coles
Apr. 29: Ready, Set, Grow!
We meet 8 times a year at the Danish Canadian Club, 727 – 11th Avenue SW in Calgary on the last Saturday of the month (except during the summer and in December). The $20 meeting fee ($25 for non-members and guests) includes the breakfast, which starts at 8:30 a.m. At 9:00, we introduce guests and new members and their projects, followed by members displaying their recent successes and upcoming opportunities. A guest speaker addresses one of the many subjects that are part of the self-publishing cycle. After a question and answer period, we break for members to circulate and chat with others.
In the second half of the meeting there may be another presentation or we may arrange round table discussions of “hot” topics and problem–solving ideas, where members share their experiences, ideas and problems. Sometimes the focus will be on one particular topic, such as editing or book promotion: at other meetings, one or more members will display their book ideas and the group brainstorms ideas for cover design, promotion, titles, and so on.
At the end of the meeting there will be some more time for informal exchanges and connections before the last person leaves.