By Brian Jud
The Connecticut Authors and Publishers Association (CAPA) has been Connecticut’s premier association for authors and publishers since 1994. We currently have over 140 active members and build our numbers every month. Here are a few reasons why.
For twelve years CAPA members participated in our Big-E exhibit, and at its peak sold $43,000 of books in 17 days. Although it was cancelled in 2020, we expect it to return. When it does, CAPA members will again have the opportunity to sell their books to over 1,000,000 attendees.
12 issues of the monthly Authority newsletter filled with tips and topics on book publishing and marketing. You may contribute articles on those topics with your byline. You may also share your success stories and upcoming events in the Celebrating Success column.
Nationally known speakers are scheduled for three monthly virtual presentations (Avon, SE CAPA and SW CAPA). When the facilities reopen, we will return to local in-person meetings, and CAPA members may attend all three every month. Here are the virtual events scheduled for Avon this year:
- February 20: Karen Straus on Seven Ways To Monetize Your Book
- March 20 Katherine Pickett will talk about crafting a marketable manuscript.
- April 17: Sharon Dukett speaking about Hybrid Publishing – “What It Is, What It Isn’t, And Why I Chose This Path.”
- May 15: Amy Oestreicher on successful book marketing
Before 2020 local organizations conducted fairs, craft shows, etc. When these return, CAPA members can save money selling their books by sharing the cost of events with other CAPA members.
The Free, Virtual Book Selling University on January 28-29. Nationally known speakers will help you discover how to sell more books, obtain more and better publicity, get media appearances, build your personal brand and much more. This two-day virtual conference is presented to CAPA members at no charge. For more information or to register for any or all courses go to: https://bit.ly/3qfyVJO
You can see why CAPA has thrived for over 25 years. Become an active member and you can grow with us into the future.