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Report on the 4th Annual New England Publishing Conference

It is over, it is done, c'est fini. If you weren't there, oh, what you missed! The comments from attendees make all the effort of everyone involved worth every moment.

Thank you to our fantastic sponsors: King Printing, Ingram/Spark, Acme Binding, Firebrand, McNaughton & Gunn, Thomson-Shore, The Donohue Group, Friesens, and Cloud View. Our thanks to Stephen and Dawn Porter for running our bookstore.

Thank you to our amazing speakers! You made it incredible. Angela Bole, Tim Brookes, Kim MacQueen and the students from Champlain College (we are stunned by your abilities), Tom Woll, Eric Enge, Jessica Swift, Charlotte Pierce, Kate Sullivan, Tom Campbell, Carter Holliday, Jenny Hudson, Chris Kenneally, Margot Mayor, Brian Jud, Lindsy Parker, and Judith Rosen. A special thank you to Maung Nyeu for his talk on Saturday that left everyone in awe.

Lynn Levine on the IPNE Conference 2014

My body is still tingling, and I can hardly take a deep breath after the wonderful conference.  It was my first, so I had no idea what to expect.  But what I loved was connecting to a group of doing people--people making their ideas come to fruition. Here are some of the highlights: My webpage was reviewed by Champlain students (I got high marks), I started a twitter account thanks to Jessica Swift (couldn’t sleep at night), one publisher has an “in” with the National Parks to sell my books, another has contact information for a very low cost printer for children’s picture book, I made a trade with my book for neighboring publisher who is a first class publicist, the idea of a trailer came to the forefront, I heard a moving account of a person making a difference in the world, I bought a book about a “Bent Tree” which touched my heart.  I went from workshop to workshop and had presenters that involved all of us in a discussion and had expertise to answer questions. Finally, I received great support for the new tracking book I’m about to publish.
    Lynn Levine
    Heartwood Press

The IPNE Book Awards Announced

The IPNE Book Awards were announced and given out Friday evening. And the winners are:

Books of the Year:  The Stones Weep, Miriam Brysk
& Margaret G. Lincoln
Book of the Year :   Toxic Staple, Anne Sarkisian


Literary Fiction
: Winner:     1918, David Cornish, MD
Finalists:    The Glassblower's Apprentice, Peter Pezzelli
Finalists:    Room of Tears, Linda Merlino
Finalists:    I Am Baybie, William Schubart
Finalists:    Back to Grace, A.M. Monzione
Finalists:    Islands of Time, Barbara Kent Lawrence

Genre Fiction: Winner:    The Never King, George Tyson
Finalists:    Malpractice, Paul Janson
Finalists:    Blessed and Cursed Alike, Tiana

Children’s: Winner:    School is not for me, Jeremy James Conor McGee, Mary Mahony
Finalists:    Little Stinker, Stephen Sanzo
Finalists:    Norbert, What Can Little Me Do?, Julie Freyermuth
Finalists:    Searching for Rhode Island, Dawn M. Porter
Finalists:    ABC, Adoption & Me, Gayle H Swift
Finalists:    The Tattered Prayer Book, Ellen Bari

Young Adult: Winner:     The Paladins Dubois, Patricia Donaruma Williford

Narrative Non-Fiction: Winner:    Amidst the Shadows of Trees, Miriam Brysk
Finalists:    Greening Vermont, Elizabeth Courtney & Eric Zencey
Finalists:    The Reagan Memes, Martin Long
Finalists:    My Dear Rogue, Kitty Werner
Finalists:    She Walked for All of Us, Louise Bruyn
Finalists:    The Mother Load, Nancy Crochiere

Informational Non-Fiction: Winners:     Everyone's Universe, Noreen Grice
Informational Non-Fiction: Winners:     Toxic Staple, Anne Sarkisian
Finalists:    The Dad Checklist, Jeff Levinson
Finalists:    The Reagan Memes, Martin Long
Finalists:    Editing Made Easy, Bruce Kaplan
Finalists:    From Humble Beginnings...Success, Bob Williams

Poetry: Winner:     Stonehenge, Champlain College Publishing Initiative
Academic: Winner:    The Stones Weep, Miriam Brysk & Margaret G. Lincoln
Finalists:   
The Reagan Memes, Martin Long

EBook: Winner:     About the House with Henri de Marne

Perennial Books: Winners:    The Meditative Gardener, Cheryl Wilfong
Perennial Books: Winners:    Christmasville (Book 1), Michael Dutton
Finalists:   
Taking Root in Provence, Anne-Marie Simons
Finalists:     What Can I Give You?, Mary Mahony

Interior Design: Winner:     Toxic Staple, Anne Sarkisian
Finalists:   
Norbert, What Can Little Me Do?, Julie Freyermuth
Finalists:     From Humble Beginnings...Success, Bob Williams

Promotion: Winner:     From Humble Beginnings...Success, Bob Williams
Finalists:   
Toxic Staple, Anne Sarkisian

Cover Design: Winner:     Toxic Staple, Anne Sarkisian
Finalists:   
Willow-Mia Pig, 1 in a 100 Million, Nancy Bolinis
Finalists:     Creating a More Peaceful, Happy and Successful Life!
Finalists:     The Stones Weep, Miriam Brysk & Margaret G. Lincoln
Finalists:     Stonehenge, Champlain College Publishing Initiative
Finalists:     My Dear Rogue, Kitty Werner
Finalists:     From Humble Beginnings...Success
Finalists:     1918, David Cornish, MD
Finalists:     The Glassblower's Apprentice, Peter Pezzelli
Finalists:     Amidst the Shadows of Trees, Miriam Brysk

IPNE Spring catalog

IPNE's Spring Catalog is here!

As this catalog also has our conference program in this issue, you get both the conference schedule and our beautiful catalog. Download it here.

Advertising your book, or business related to publishing, gets your information out to booksellers, librarians, avid readers, and opinion-makers in the world of books.






The next IPNE Metro Boston Branch get together will be

on April 24 in Arlington Center, MA

Independent publishers and authors are invited to our meetings and gatherings. No need to be an IPNE member; just come as you are.

The next IPNE coffee hours at Starbucks in Arlington Center, Mass. will be on April 24 and June 26 at 7 pm. Look for the IPNE display on the table. 

If there are enough RSVPs, we may open up a Google+ Hangout at the meeting and record the session for our YouTube channel, http://www.youtube.com/channel/ipnelive

At these sessions, you can set up an interview about your publishing activities or aspirations with Face The Book TV, our news magazine about independent authors and publishers. You can also join the half-hour show, Indie Office Hours, on Google+ on Tuesdays at 12 pm.

Calendar through June 2014:

Every other month we host a speaker & networking meeting. In May, we meet at 10 a.m. on Sat., May 10 at HF Group (formerly ACME Bookbinding) printing plant, 100 Cambridge Street, Charlestown (Boston), MA 02129-0212. After a fascinating tour and talk by CEO Paul Parisi, we'll convene for lunch at a Charlestown pub to debate the future of print!

Please check back, as dates and locations may change. Call 339-368-5656.



IPNE Launches on Google Plus

IPNE now has a presence on the fastest-growing social network in the world - Google+. The page features information pertinent to IPNE in general and the Metro Boston Group. The page is also linked to our YouTube channel, where you can find videos from the Annual Conference, plus several Face The Book TV episodes, produced by board member Charlotte Pierce and co-sponsored by IPNE and DayTripper Books. 

Watch our "Indie Office Hours" live on YouTube on Tuesdays at 12 p.m.



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