Who are the Winners of the
2018 IPNE Book Awards?


Winners and finalists (plus the IPNE Book of the Year) were presented with their award certificates at the IPNE 5th Annual Book Awards Ceremony, on November 17, 2018.

Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all the volunteers, judges, panelists for bringing the book awards and the publishing workshops to fruition!


(Click below to find out all the Book Award winners!)


IPNE Goes Local!

IPNE now has five member-run regional groups - South Shore (MA), Cape & Islands; Vermont; Rhode Island; Maine; and Metro Boston. The groups are free for anyone to join and come with some nice IPNE perks. Join one* or start your own with IPNE's support!

Why join a regional group?

Our regional groups empower and educate indie authors and small publishers about how to succeed in publishing. Members share projects and learn from each other as well as from visiting experts. Meetings are open to IPNE members and non-members alike, with a 50% membership discount available to those who RSVP and attend in person. 

  • If you want to coordinate a regional group, you'll get a FREE IPNE membership for as long as you keep the group going. Suggested frequency for in-person meetups is monthly or bi-monthly, but individual groups are welcome to decide how often they meet. Libraries, churches, bookstores are all good locations. Meetings will be posted on the IPNE website and invitations emailed to nearby IPNE members. Contact the IPNE President or the Regional Branches Manager for guidelines and benefits. 
The Metro Boston Group

IPNE's flagship regional group, the "Metro Boston Publishers" comprises about 12 self-published authors, editors. small publishers, and representatives from IPNE and other organizations. At each bi-monthly meetup, we update individual projects, brainstorm challenges, and discuss topics ranging from finding the right publishing platform to editing and design to marketing and beyond. 

IPNE to Host Regular Boston-area Workshop on How to Publish Your Own Book

IPNE recently hosted a workshop in Arlington, MA recently (March 4), titled "How to Publish Your Own Book!" Member and book editor Stephanie Franzosa will work with board member Charlotte Pierce to set up a regular meeting of the "IPNE Metro Boston Branch", as suggested by those attending the March 4 workshop. 

Attendees learned the basic steps involved in producing and presenting a quality book that will attract readers. Providing a forum for questions and discussions on what it takes to publish a book, the workshop sparked creativity and interest from local residents. "It went great," Charlotte said, "the attendees want to meet regularly!" Several also planned to join IPNE.

The success of the workshop tells us about the continued interest of residents in our communities in making and publishing books. It also tells us the opportunities we have to share our knowledge with others as we continue to expand our network and connect over this exhilarating adventure of writing and publishing.

Membership in IPNE Metro Boston is open to all, with extra benefits available to those who become IPNE members. Use the IPNE contact form to join Metro Boston.

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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 on-demand 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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