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A Free Society Committed to Supporting Local Publishing

Society of Independent Publishers and Authors

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The goal of SIPA is for local independent publishers and authors to share their experiences with all aspects of the creation of books: writing strategies, editing and proofreading, formatting and font, art and cover design, print-on-demand, and marketing and sales. By working together, we hope to network and build energy around the locally produced book. 

SIPA is a Resident Arts Organization of the Chelmsford Center for the Arts (CCA). The CCA is located at 1A North Rd., Chelmsford, MA 01824.

SIPA will hold monthly networking meetings on the 4th Thursday of the month at the CCA, as well as weekly Friday Drop-In at the Java Room in Chelmsford, 8am-9am.

There is no cost to joining SIPA, though we may at times host events to which there will be a cost to cover expenses.

If you have questions or would like to attend, please write to Laura Marshall at

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