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 ANNUAL CONFERENCE, Oct. 21-22: Thank you for joining our merry band of indies, industry leaders, speakers & sponsors at at the 6th Annual New England Independent Publishing Conference & Book Awards, in Portsmouth NH!

Photo (above, l to r): Audio book voice actor Jill Cofsky, Inkspokes CEO Nelson Suit, and children's book author Kathy Brodsky.

Please join us in expressing special gratitude to Conference team member and IPNE VP Karen Einstein (left) who put in many crucial hours "above and beyond" to make the 2016 event season and Annual Conference a success. At the Conference, she moderated the popular "Publishing Color in Black & White" panel as well. Many thanks to Karen and our other "ground crew" at the Conference!
IPNE Annual Meeting, Dec. 10:  Annual Meeting & Board Elections (HF Group, Charlestown, MA) Get involved and help make IPNE the best it can be! Nominate yourself or a colleague. You can vote online or attend in person for refreshments and a free workshop with IPNE Board and project team members.

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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 throughout the region work in collaborative teams with board members to determine, design, and carry out our programs. Our members are IPNE.

One of our primary goals is to help members make books of the highest quality and marketability, while leveraging the advantages of being independent.

Kudos for Past IPNE Conferences

  • "I haven't missed a single one of IPNE Conferences since the first one in 2011!" - Lindsy Parker, book publicist, Lindsy Parker Media
  • "Everybody was so kind and informative at last year's conference," - Jessica Gervais, children's book publisher
  • "A priceless opportunity to meet collaborators and get cutting edge strategies for publishing." - Grace Stevens, speaker & publisher, Living My Truth.
  • "I'm determined to make it this year," - Mike Squatitro, Assoc. of Rhode Island Authors
  • "Last year's Conference inspired a huge shift in my approach to publishing." - Eddie Vincent, Encircle Publications, ME

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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 BindingFriesen PrintersForeWord ReviewsMcNaughton & Gunn printers: Endangered AlphabetsEncircle PublicationsPierce PressJ Putnam DesignFriesens PrintersJill Cofsky, Voice ActorRed Moon WritingDiversity Is a VerbDescribli and Bookbuilders of Boston. The Conference Bookstore was again expertly operated by Steve and Dawn Porter of ARIA and Stillwater River Publications.

Keynotes

David R. Godine

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. Angela Bole
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.
Tim Brookes
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.
Theme
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? 

MEMBER'S CORNER

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:

  • For semi-private messages, please use the contact form on the website. These messages are accessible only by BoD and are regularly monitored.
  • Many questions and messages are relevant to members as a whole, and should be posted on our Member Forum . Either "reply" to a topic, or "create topic" if you don't find one that's relevant. This Forum is not accessible to the public; it's members-only. Encourage other members to use the Forum and respond there! And while you're there, many resources can be found on the website, as well.
  • Another great way members can get instant answers is to use our 10 AM daily Office Hours conference line. You can join via webcam, audio only, or call in by phone.

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.

"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:

  • For semi-private messages, please use the contact form on the website. These messages are accessible only by BoD and are regularly monitored.
  • Many questions and messages are relevant to members as a whole, and should be posted on our Member Forum . Either "reply" to a topic, or "create topic" if you don't find one that's relevant. This Forum is not accessible to the public; it's members-only. Encourage other members to use the Forum and respond there! And while you're there, many resources can be found on the website, as well.
  • Another great way members can get instant answers is to use our 10 AM daily Office Hours conference line. You can join via webcam, audio only, or call in by phone.

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

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