Where indies collaborate to make better books and sell more of them!
Make better books
And that's a wrap! Thanks to all for a successful 2016 Annual New England Independent Publishing Conference & Book Awards on Oct. 21-22, Portsmouth, NH. We would like to express special gratitude to our volunteers, attendees, speakers, exhibitors, and sponsors for making this a productive and memorable #IPNE16!
Sponsors & Exhibitors
Please help us reach out to thank our sponsors & exhibitors, whose contributions help keep conference prices affordable: Independent Book Publishers Assn. (IBPA); HF Group/Acme Binding; Friesen Printers; ForeWord Reviews; McNaughton & Gunn printers: Endangered Alphabets; Encircle Publications; Pierce Press; J Putnam Design; Friesens Printers; Jill Cofsky, Voice Actor; Red Moon Writing; Diversity Is a Verb; Describli and Bookbuilders of Boston. The Conference Bookstore was again expertly operated by Steve and Dawn Porter of ARIA and Stillwater River Publications.
Friday's opening keynoter was the celebrated Boston independent trade publisher David R. Godine spoke on the topic, "An Antiquarian Looks to the Future."
After the 3rd Annual Book Awards were announced, and Deidre Randall and her father, Peter E. Randall, were honored with IPNE's 2nd Annual Independent Publishing Achievement Award. A reception followed, with music by IPNE member Steve Carter.
On Saturday morning, IBPA CEO and Executive Director Angela Bole provided practical publishing tips and a healthy dose of #indiebook optimism. In addition to her role advocating for independent publishers at IBPA, Angela is an expert on the all-important topic of book metadata and category codes.
On Sat. afternoon before our Ask the Experts Q&A, we were inspired by the inimitable Tim Brookes of the Endangered Alphabets Project and past director of the Champlain Publishing Initiative, and his collaborator Maung Nyeu of HGSE and founder of Our Golden Hour cultural preservation project. Maung has begun publishing children's books for this project.
Workshops & Panels
At IPNE, we believe wholeheartedly in the value of hands-on, practical knowledge transfer in a variety of formats targeting diverse learning styles. That's why we designed a smorgasbord of pithy interactive and hands-on sessions for you to choose from. Check the final schedule for changes and additions. Presentations will be made available shortly to conference registrants.
We were especially excited about this year's theme, "Collaboration Is the New Competition." Even though the Conference is past, continue to let us know: How do you collaborate to produce, publish, and market your books? What services or assistance would help you most? What talents and skills can you offer others?
Share & learn on Office Hours!
Members can drop in to talk publishing on IPNE's Office Hours every day at 10 am. You can share your experience, ask questions, and this month we're previewing the Fall Book Shows and the 6th Annual Conference. Hosted by IPNE Project Team & board members.
Leverage your profile!
It's elementary, my dear Watson - a complete profile is an effective profile! Click here to update yours, and look for the "Edit Profile" button. We will draw the data from your profile for our Featured Members rotation, and for IPNE's bi-annual catalog and book show inserts, so we urge you to make sure it's up to date!
Earn free membership credit!
After five years at the same low rate, IPNE membership dues went up on January 1, 2016 - or did they? You can earn back most - or even all - of your annual membership fee, learn about publishing, and help other indies by enrolling in one of our dynamic Project Teams!
"IPNE, I Have a Problem!"
As independent publishers, we relish our autonomy and "me time," but sometimes we have a quick question (or a major crisis) that needs prompt feedback, and that's what IPNE is here for!
With so many different communications platforms (each of us has a favorite!), we're aiming to centralize member communication on our website. You can reach an IPNE board member or "someone at IPNE" with a question about membership or events using the following methods:
Please note that our phone number, 339-368-8229, is now working! Praise be! Feel free to call; if we don't answer, we'll get back to you as soon as possible.
Share the IPNE love!
When you join, you're automatically added to our Announcements email list. This list is used solely for IPNE business announcements to members and is not sold, rented, or shared.