IPNE 2016 New England Publishing Conference Schedule

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Friday, October 21



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Welcome & Announcements

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Panel Session: Your Book as a Business
Mellisa Sherlin, Rona Gofstein, and Deidre Randall, with moderator Pamela J. Fenner



Exhibits and Bookstore



Third Annual IPNE Book Awards Winners announced!

2016 IPNE Independent Publishing Achievement Award
Presented to Deidre Randall & Peter E. Randall by IPNE co-founder Pamela J. Fenner 

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Keynote: An Antiquarian Looks to the Future
David R. Godine


After more than 45 years in publishing, legendary Boston independent publisher David Godine has more than a few tricks up his sleeve to share with fellow indies. Godine began his publishing career as a letterpress printer in an abandoned cow barn in Brookline. Since then, the company has expanded to publishing about 30 new books annually, and reprinting another 50 or so from an active back-list. Involved in a variety of subject areas and formats, he has introduced to American readers writers and artists as diverse as Andre Dubus, Aharon Appelfeld, Georges Perec,  John Banville, Mary Azarian and Barbara McClintock. His Nonpareil list, which brings out of print books back to life, includes such New England standards as Donald Hall, Henry Beston, Anne Lindbergh and Sarah Orne Jewett. Two authors in his Verba Mundi series, J.M.G. Le Clezio and Patrick Modiano, were recently awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.


Networking and free time


Face the Book TV Interviews
Hosted by Connie Johnson Hambley



Meet and Mingle Reception: Sponsored by Friesens Printing
Music by member Steve Carter Cash Bar + Exhibitors + Bookstore

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Saturday, October 22

Exhibits & Sponsor Business Card Raffle in the Prescott - All Day!

7:15–8:30 am

Continental Breakfast

Prescott Room


Roundtable Discussions
Michelle Ollie, Nelson Suit, Dorothy Kupcha Leland, Mariana Llanos Lopez de Castilla
Informal roundtables on illustration, graphic novels, regional marketing, children’s publishing, and more!

Prescott and
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Keynote: A Conversation with IBPA CEO Angela Bole
Moderated by Charlotte Pierce
Join IPNE president Charlotte Pierce in a professional conversation with IBPA CEO
Angela Bole. During this general session, Angela will share her overall perspectives about the publishing industry in a casual Q&A format before taking questions from the audience.

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Breakout Sessions

Sales: Working with Bookstores and Distributors
Tom Holbrook, Tom Lyons, Sue Cabezas, and Brian Jud

Marketing: Promotions and Connections for the Indie Publisher
Mihael Boezi, Lisa Janice Cohen, and Mike Squatrito

Gardner and
Lear Rooms

10:15 Break            Exhibitors            Bookstore


Breakout Sessions

Diversity: Publishing Color in Black and White
VL Towler, Gina Humber and Grace Stevens. Moderated by IPNE VP Karen Einstein

Production: Back to Basics with Words and Images
Eddie Vincent and Glenna Collett

Gardner and
Lear Rooms

Luncheon - Sponsored by Jill Cofsky, Voice Actor Prescott


Keynote: Preserving Endangered Languages & Cultures
Tim Brookes and Maung Nyeu
Since 2013, Tim Brookes has been collaborating on a remarkable project with Harvard's Maung Nyeu, an indigenous Bangladeshi who is from a rural area that is home to thirteen ethnically distinct indigenous peoples. Tim is the Editor-in-Chief at the innovative Champlain College Publishing Initiative and founder of Endangered Alphabets.

Maung Nyeu has helped found three schools in his native Bangladesh where the children are being educated in their mother tongues, and he and Tim Brookes have been creating books and classroom materials for these schools. They will tell this story and show a range of the materials they have published and Tim's beautiful wood carvings of languages in peril.

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Breakout Sessions

Marketing: The Art of Getting (Good) Book Reviews
Seth Dellon of ForeWord Reviews and Angela Bole, IBPA

Hands-On Workshop: Handmade Books
Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord, The Spirit Books

Gardner and
Lear Rooms


Breakout Sessions

Production: Pick the Editors’ Brains
Tanya Gold and Kate Victory Hannisian

Trends: Behind the Scenes in the “Touching Home in China” Transmedia Project
Melissa Ludtke and Julie Mallozzi

Gardner and
Lear Rooms


Ask the Experts Panel
All Saturday speakers and panelists take your questions and Sponsor business card raffle prizes awarded!

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