Board of Directors

Eddie Vincent, President

IPNE Project Teams: Mission

Eddie Vincent, co-owner of Encircle Publications, has been in the publishing and graphic design field for more than 30 years. His company Encircle Publications specializes in complete book production, and is home to The Aurorean poetry journal. Eddie works with publishers and independent authors, helping them with all their design needs and all facets of bringing a book to life. Eddie and his wife Cynthia, a poet and editor, live in Maine. Adopt Eddie!

Rona Gofstein, Vice-President

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Rona Gofstein has been involved in the publishing world for over 20 years, the last nine as a published author, and the last three as the co-founder, with Mellisa Sherlin, of the Writers Business School. She is currently working on her sixth novel, the first of a three book series that will be released in 2017 and is on the board of Broad Universe. When she is not writing she is homeschooling her sons, trying unsuccessfully to keep up with laundry, and laughing as much as possible. She loves reading, chocolate, her morning cup of coffee, and retail therapy. She can also be found (perhaps a little too much) on Facebook. Adopt Rona!

Jack B. Rochester

IPNE Project Teams: Mentoring

In his role leading IPNE's Mentoring & Internship program, Jack B. Rochester helps IPNE members find  publishing resources and opportunities to learn the business firsthand. He earned his Master's degree in comparative literature from California State University at Sonoma, where he sponsored the Joshua Tree Interactive Working Writer’s Scholarship for ten years. He has taught writing and publishing workshops and spoken at writing conferences coast to coast.

Jack has worked in publishing his entire career as an editor, publisher and writer. As an editor, he acquired and published over 70 business text and trade books. He wrote over a dozen works of business and technology nonfiction, including the national bestseller The Naked Computer (William Morrow, 1983, reviewed in The New York Times), before launching yet another career as a novelist. His second novel, Madrone (Wheatmark, 2015), was published in 2014, and won the 2016 award for Best Literary Fiction from the Independent Publishers of New England. All of his fiction works are available in paperback, Kindle, and Audible.

Five years ago Jack founded Fictional Café, where authors, artists and auteurs from 38 countries have seen their work published. He is a principal at Business Book Ghostwriters. Jack lives in Lexington, Mass, and can be reached at jack.rochester@mac.com or by tel/txt at 339-223-9191. Adopt Jack!


Joanne Lannin

IPNE Project Teams: Membership

Joanne Lannin is a freelance writer and a writing instructor. She has been honored by the New England Women's Press Association and the Maine Press Association for her sportswriting. She wrote for the Maine Sunday Telegram in Portland for 22 years. Her latest book won a silver medal in the ForeWord Reviews INDIEFAB awards competition in 2015. She writes a blog about women’s basketball at FindingAWayToPlay.com.

Joanne also teaches journalism and writing at the high school and college levels. She is involved in coaching and playing basketball and is actively soliciting sports manuscripts for her next publishing project. Adopt Joanne!


Paul Parisi

IPNE Project Teams: Mission

Paul Parisi began working for the 100-year-old family business, Acme Bookbinding (now part of HF Group), in 1971. HF Group/Acme Binding is a high-end book manufacturer and a web to print manufacturer of hardcover and paperback books of runs from one to hundreds of thousands. 

The company's Edition Division binds long runs of art books, yearbooks, history books, textbooks, and more. The Harcourt division binds books in leather with hand tooling and gilt edges, fit for a king or collector. HF Group's AssureVault offers data backup/recovery and document storage and retrieval. Book Partners offers short run and POD book printing/binding services. RecordSave offers municipal record restoration and rebinding. Digital Solutions offers reformatting and digitization of books and documents. ECS Conservation offers the highest level book, document and paper conservation and restoration. The HFGroup and the venerable Acme Bookbinding merged in July 2012. 

Paul offers printing discounts to IPNE members; please email him for a quote. Based in Charlestown, MA, HF Group hosts many of the IPNE Metro Boston Branch meetups and our Annual Meeting. 

Paul is a graduate of Harvard College and enjoys adventure travel with his family. Adopt Paul!

Stephen McArthur

Stephen has been a producer and distributor of popular music and educational media - audiovisual, recorded music, and books - since 1985.  Multicultural Media Inc. which he founded in 1991 is the creator of the Music of the Earth recordings series, the Rootstock Recordings series featuring world music artists, the MCM DVD series of music documentaries, and the world renowned JVC Smithsonian Folkways DVD world music and dance collections consisting of 41 video programs and twenty books.

In 2015 he purchased Lyrichord Discs, Inc., the venerable New York recording label founded in 1950 that owns over 5000 tracks of music from a wide range of genres including world music, classical, baroque, early and renaissance music.

He and his author wife, Rickey Gard Diamond, started Rootstock Publishing in 2016 to bring their skills to the world of book publishing.

Stephen oversees all publishing projects and works directly with authors.

BIOS TBD:

Bill Schubart

Harvy Simkovits

Vanessa Paniccia

William Cordaro

 

Adopt-A-Board Member!

Pick one of these fun, hard-working folks to shadow as time allows; you'll help us expand member benefits and keep the ball rolling during vacations and absences. With your help, we'll be able carry out more effective programming without burnout!

The goal of Adopt-A-Board Member is to have our shadow-ees eventually take a role on the Board or as a Project Team coordinator. We hope this will be a painless way of getting up to speed on IPNE programs and helping your own publishing while you help your colleagues in IPNE.

The "Adopt Me" links below the bios lead to the Project Teams signup form, where you can pick your Board member!

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ADVISORY MEMBERS

  • Pierce Press publisher and book shepherd Charlotte Pierce is a past president and board member of IPNE. She gives free initial publishing consults to IPNE and IBPA members.

  • Michael Boezi is a content-marketing strategist focusing on authors and publishers. He runs Control Mouse Media and was an IPNE conference speaker.

  • Mariana Llanos publishes award-winning children's books in English and Spanish. A native of Peru, she became a US citizen in 2015. Mariana served on the active board in 2016.

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