Connecticut Authors and Publishers Association
Connecticut Authors and Publishers Association


CAPA Central - Avon Meetings

Meetings are held on the 3rd Saturday of the month
(10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)


Upcoming Event

Saturday, November 18, 2017
10:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.

Sycamore Hills Park Community Center
(635 West Avon Rd)
Avon, Connecticut
Our Program
November 18: Panel Discussion: 
“About How to Get Book Awards" 
Cathy Gibson, Jason Marchi and Kathy Orzech


Some people think of book awards as a marketing ploy or a waste of money, and others focus on them too much. In this presentation Cathy Gibson, Jason Marchi and Kathy Orzech will talk about the value of book awards, how to get them, and how to make them work for you and your book. 

Every author should plan to submit for book awards. Winning one or more increases your visibility, expands your marketability, and solidifies your credibility. Consider the following reasons to submit your books for a book award. 

The panel will discuss: 
Why enter award competitions?
How to find award competitions that are appropriate to enter. 
What is a reasonable entry fee? 
The best way to submit for the award. 
How winning an award opens doors for publicity and marketing
Creative ways to market your awards. 

Winning a book award brings much personal satisfaction to authors and publishers, in addition to the credibility and prestige it brings the book. Also, a book award opens doors of new opportunities for publicity and sales. Even if your book does not win an award, you can know that simply through participating in a book award, you have helped raise the overall value of your own book through helping to continue to elevate the overall value of books for consumers. 


Upcoming Speakers

December: Holiday Party


January 20: Nicole Blades 
(Meeting will be at the Avon Library)

The question of where to find inspiration for stories can be complicated—if you make it so. The truth is, there are endless ideas surrounding you, but in order for you to connect with them, you need to start by asking yourself one thing: What if? This talk look at ways we can use intriguing, existing, “based on real life” stories to start building compelling narratives of our own by expanding our POVs and letting our imaginations run free

February 17: Beth Caruso: 

“Processing Research Into a Captivating Story”

March 17: Jan Yager: 
(Meeting will be at the Avon Library)

Foreign Rights

April 21: Adele Anessi: 

Topic TBA

May 19: 

Group Brainstorming or answers to all your questions about publishing and marketing your book 







Sycamore Hills Park Community Center
(635 West Avon Rd)

Avon, Connecticut

(Watch for meetings 
that are held at the 
Avon Public Library or Avon Middle School)
For more information 
contact Steve Reilly.

(At times throughout the year, CAPA will meet at the Avon Free Public Library)