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BostonBookFest.orgWe look forward to representing IPNE members' books at the remaining two New England fall book shows: the New England Library Association and the Boston Book Festival!

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IPNE Engages Indie Booksellers at RI Conference

Jennifer Delaney, Judith Rosen of Publishers Weekly; Pamela Fenner; and Steven R. Porter.

A total of 27 IPNE members exhibited 35 books at the annual conference of New England Independent Booksellers Assn. (NEIBA), held Sept. 30-Oct. 2 in Providence, RI. Several intrepid authors seized the opportunity to sign and give away books to the throngs on Oct. 1 - wise move! Others who staffed the booth were glad to be onsite to engage directly with attending bookstore staff and owners.

We are eternally grateful to our volunteers Leah DeCesare (Naked Parenting); Kelly Kittel (Breathe: A Memoir); Tori McCagg (Bittersweet Manor); editor Kelli Fay-Wolfe who came on behalf of her son, wunderkind author 17-year-old Sean Fay Wolfe (Quest for Justice: A Minecraft Novel); publisher Jennifer Delaney (JMD Publishing); and IPNE co-founder and Michaelmas Press publisher Pamela J. Fenner. IPNE interim president Charlotte Pierce (Pierce Press) coordinated the exhibit.

A special mention goes to Steven R. Porter, ARIA founder and publisher of Stillwater River Publications, who represented eight books at the "Publishers PickNic" lunchtime event on Sept. 30, where book distributors and reps review publishers' offerings in a "speed-dating" style event. 

And now, it's on to NELA on Oct. 19 and the Boston Book Festival on Oct. 25; register while there's still time! We'll also be at the ARIA Expo on Nov. 8 with a 50% off membership special.

IPNE Semi-annual Catalog

The IPNE Catalog, published in Fall and Spring is an effective, low-cost way for members to promote their books. A basic listing just $35 (exhibitors at the fall book shows get double exposure with a free listing in the show inserts); and member display rates top out at $165 for a full-page book ad. 

The Fall 2014 Catalog has published, but Spring 2015 Catalog registration opens soon!


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IPNE offers scholarship for APSS Book-Selling University, Oct. 24-25

Association of Publishers for Special SalesGet motivated to sell more books at Book Selling University, sponsored by IPNE affiliate, the Association of Publishers for Special Sales.

Book-Selling University is sponsored by Bowker and the Association of Publishers for Special Sales (APSS). It will be held in Philadelphia on October 24-25. 

"Many of our personal goals are stranded on a little island called, 'Someday I'll,' " said APSS founder Brian Jud. "Don't wait for your idea to happen. This event will give you a kick in the seat of the pants to make it happen."

As an IPNE member, you can attend Book Selling University on the APSS member discount, and leave with a valuable list of practical techniques to help you reach your book sales goals. 

IPNE is offering a full tuition scholarship to one lucky member who signs up for APSS Book-Selling University by Oct. 19. Members who register by that date will be placed in a drawing for reimbursement. Please indicate your IPNE affiliation when you register.


IPNE Metro Boston Branch
Oct. 30, & Nov. 22

The next guests for IPNE's Metro Boston Branch are Carole Kitchell Bellew of the mid-size indie house, Bunker Hill Publishing on Oct. 30; and award-winning publisher Stephen Sanzo of Cranky Pants Publishing on Nov. 22.

Click here for locations and time & date updates.


Nomination forms for IPNE's 2015 Book Awards will be available this fall, along with registration for our 2015 Annual Conference.

IPNE member Anne Sarkasian swept the 2014 Awards with her book about gluten, Toxic Staple.
PHOTO: Anne Sarkisian, overall winner of IPNE's "Best Book of 2014" for Toxic Staple: How Gluten May be Wrecking Your Health - And What You Can Do About It!

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