• DAILY  DROP-IN COFFEE HOUR:  Grab a cup of your favorite beverage and drop-in via video or audio daily, starting at 9 am. Invite a friend or colleague by sharing the link! Details

IPNE Board Elections

New candidates: Elizabeth Lorayne, Jenny Putnam, Maria Kamoulakou. Incumbents: Brian Jud, Charlotte Pierce.

Vote online by Dec. 4 or at our Annual Meeting in Boston, Dec. 5!
Please vote electronically by Dec. 4, or in person at the Annual Meeting on Dec. 5. Write-in candidates must have at least 3 votes to serve on the Board. Additional Board candidates can be considered if they appear in person at the Annual Meeting (click here to sign up).

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Fall Events Wrapup

THIS JUST IN: Conference attendees may now access several of the 2015 Annual Conference speaker presentations; and more are on the way! 

WHEW! WHAT A FALL! After a dynamic 5th Annual Conference on Sept. 25-26, then hobnobbing with bookstore buyers at the New England Independent Booksellers show on Oct. 8, we presented 45 member authors & publishers at the Oct. 24 Boston Book Festival, which attracted thousands of avid readers to Boston's historic Copley Square. At the BBF, a record 26 authors signed books, and IPNE member J Bruce Jones recorded 7 author interviews. Close on the heels of the BBF, Tordis Ilg Isselhardt and 13 IPNE member volunteers worked on behalf of more than 35 member exhibitors at a very successful New England Library Association conference on Oct. 26-28. "NELA attendance was dramatically up this year," said Isselhardt, at about 600 book-loving librarians. More than 300 Fall 2015 Catalogs with accompanying show-specific inserts were distributed at all three events. Conference attendees received a direct mailing of the catalog courtesy of IPNE sponsor, HF Group, headed by board member and treasurer, Paul Parisi.

NEXT UP: Stay tuned for announcements and registration pages for the Annual Meeting & Elections on Saturday, Dec. 5, and for our November Metro Boston Branch speaker meeting and Weekly Coffee Hour in Arlington, MA. Interested potential board members and event coordinators & helpers can sign up here.  Board members Brian Jud (CT/RI) and Crystal Ponti (ME/NH) are planning to reach out to members to build regional groups - contact them if you'd like an IPNE branch in your neighborhood! Check out our Events page for the latest on all of these activities.

With warm wishes for a fruitful
New England fall & winter!

 President Charlotte Pierce & the IPNE Board of Directors

Important TIP: Update your IPNE profile!

Since all members are listed in the IPNE Catalog, it's important to make sure your IPNE profile is up-to-date with book cover, profile image, and all requested book data so that the booksellers, librarians, and book festival attendees can quickly access your ordering information. We've recently added fields for basic book metadata to simplify promotions and catalog production. More fields will be added later; send us your suggestions!

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Exhibit with IPNE throughout the year!

Dates & registration links will be added soon. Register early for at least 2 of the "Big Three" and get a 10% refund on your basic registration fees!

  • Dec. 5, 2015: IPNE Annual Meeting & Board Elections
  • Jan. 8-12, 2016: American Library Assn., (ALA) Midwinter Meeting, Boston, MA
  • April 6-9, 2016: Independent Book Publishers Assn. (IBPA), Salt Lake City, UT. Publishing University
  • July 29-31: Bookstock, Woodstock, VT
  • Sept. 20-22, 2016: NEW ENGLAND INDEPENDENT BOOKSELLERS (NEIBA), Providence RI 
  • Late Sept., 2016: IPNE's 6th Annual New England Publishing Conference, Portsmouth, NH
  • Oct. 15, 2016: BOSTON BOOK FESTIVAL (BBF), Copley Square, Boston MA
  • Oct. 15-17, 2016: NEW ENGLAND LIBRARY ASSOCIATION (NELA), Danvers, MA


You are IPNE. Sharing your skills and experience makes us an effective organization and comes back around to benefit you!

Click here to fill out our volunteer signup form and let us know the areas where you'd like to lend your skills & experience - from event management to promotion to office operations and beyond! You'll find that volunteering gives you many more opportunities for networking and learning.

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Get the IPNE edge for your publishing business! IPNE provides networking, resources, education, and cooperative marketing opportunities for New England's independent publishing community. IPNE members work in collaborative teams to design and carry out our programs.

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