IPMG Institute



The IPMG Institute offers courses in all areas of publishing, writing, marketing and related services. Instructors are highly trained in their fields, and class sizes are kept to a minimum to allow for an abundance of one-on-one instruction. New classes are added each semester and repeated regularly so check in.  If you're looking for a particular class and you don't see it here, contact us. One of our publishing professionals can surely write up a curriculum for you.



Check out these 3 courses for Fall 2004



Write and Sell Your Own Cookbook (Course #I-C3031)


A step-by-step course in creating, manufacturing and distributing your very own cookbook.


Whether you want to create a gift from the heart and hearth, document your family heirloom recipes, or profit off your expertise in cooking—

this class is for you!


"It was the best Christmas present I have ever given—and the most lasting. I wrote and published my cookbook in 1992 and everyone I gave it to is still using it.”  ~ Ginny, author of Hand Me Down Recipes from Ginny's Kitchen


Over a three month period, you will be taken step-by-step through concept, recipe compilation and writing, chapter organization, design and layout, printing, ISBN application, copyright, and more—everything you need to know from conception to finished book—all in time for the holidays!



Meet Your Instructors


Karen Harvey is a graduate of America's largest and most prestigious cooking school, The Culinary Institute of America in New York. In the past two decades, she has worked as a Chef in exclusive restaurants, country clubs, and for wealthy private citizens. A nutritionist and former columnist, Karen currently works as a recipe developer and cooking demonstrator for Trader Joe's Specialty Food Stores (199 stores across the country.)


Christina Arneson has nearly two decades of experience in writing and book publishing at the world's most prestigious publishing houses:  Simon & Schuster, PutnamPenguin and Hyperion/Walt Disney. Throughout her illustrious career, she has worked with such cooking legends as Bobby Flay, Ken Hom, and the Frugal Gourmet to name a few. Christina's previous two books number over a quarter of a million copies in print.


This course is $79 and classes begin September 20, 2004. Contact us soon so we can send you course materials. E-mail StandUpCooking@aol.com


*Please note: Should a situation arise where you've entered the class and feel as though you are falling behind or are in any way unable to continue the course at that time, you may opt-out at any point and pick up the course where you left off when it is offered the next season.




How to Start and Run Your Own Literary Agency (I-C3032)


Follow your passion—make being a Literary Agent your new career!


In this intensive, one-on-one course you will learn detailed information on how to set up an agency, the ins-and-outs of the publishing business, how to find great clients, how to pick winning manuscripts, and how to negotiate your way to riches.


You will walk away from this six-month course with a registered business, as well as client and editor introductions. You will have mailing lists and samples of everything from contracts to submission letters. You will cultivate promising clients and a profitable business working from home.


You will learn how to start working part-time so that you can keep your current job until you are making a good income, create tax benefits, set up an accounting system, learn about self-employment taxes and self-employment insurance.


Interested in this course? Contact us directly so we can send you our Literary Agent Aptitude Test; you will quickly learn whether or not this course is right for you. E-mail caawhb@aol.com




Publish or Perish (Course# I-C3033)


Do you have a writing deadline staring you in the face?


Whether your goals are self-imposed or mandated by your publisher, editor, agent, or faculty department head, this course is for you. Seasoned publishing professionals will guide you through your writing process, ensuring that you meet your deadline!

This course is highly personalized. E-mail us for more information ipmgi@yahoo.com