6-6:30 PM
IPNE Annual Meeting

6:30-7 PM Tordis Ilg Isselhardt and Pam Fenner,
21 Years and Counting - Highlights from IPNE's History

7-8 PM

Cocktails, Hors D'oeuvres and Networking

8-10 PM David Shiang, Weird Scenes Inside the Gold Mine
Jim Morrison, Albert Einstein, and the Shockingly Simple Solution to the Quantum Enigma


Main Hall Room 1
Room 2

7:00 to 8:30 Breakfast

8:30 to 8:45 Welcome

8:45 to 9:45 Nina Berman, Building Buzz for Your Books with NetGalley
Brian Jud, How to Market Fiction

9:45 to 10:45 Victoria Sutherland, The Importance of Getting Reviews to Improve Your Book Sales   
Ian Lamont, Amazon Deep Dive Open Mic: Read from Your Work

10:45 to 11:00   

11:00 to 12:15 Cheryl Richardson Keynote, The Wild and Wonderful World of Publishing

12:15 to 1:00 Lunch

1:00 to 2:00 Alinka Ruskowska, How to Launch a Bestseller
Christopher Kennealy, This Publication Has a Volume Control  

2:00 to 3:00 Jeff Mayersohn,
Everything Bookstores Want Independent Authors and Publishers To Know

Mark Gusack, The Star-Struck Trek of a Would-Be Science Fiction Author and Independent Publisher

Pam Fenner, Kathy Brodsky, Inanna Arthen, and
Tordis Ilg Isselhardt (moderator)
Riding the Waves of Change: How Three Longtime Publishers Have Adapted

3:00 to 3:15 Break

3:15 to 4:15 Robin Cutler Keynote, Everything You Need to Know About IngramSpark     

4:15 to 5:15 John Kremer, The I-Don’t-Have-Any-Time Hour-a-Day Book Marketing Plan Charlotte Pierce, Collaboration for Success: Author/Publisher IPNE Regional Groups Kathryn Guare, Susan Ritz, Case Studies in Publishing: Lessons Learned on Different Paths

5:15 to 6:15 Judith Briles, Creating Confidence as an Author and Writer Deidre Wait,
Rock Star Covers: the Premier Role of Your Book Cover in Your Promotional and Marketing Package
Tanya Gold and Akiko Yamagata, Sit with the Editors: Live Critiques of Your Writing

6:15 to 6:30 Wrap Up

6:30 to 7:30 Cocktails and Dinner

Book Awards


7:30 to 10:00 Breakfast

10:00 to 11:00 Ian Lamont (Host), Panel Discussion on Authoring and Publishing in Today's Changing Technology Environment

11:00 to 12:00 David Shiang, To Email or Not to Email: Communications Strategies that Work

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