Metro Boston Independent Publishers

  • 06 May 2017
  • 04 May 2018
  • 7 sessions
  • 06 May 2017, 10:00 AM 12:00 PM
  • 08 Jul 2017, 10:00 AM 12:00 PM
  • 01 Sep 2017, 10:00 AM 12:00 PM
  • 03 Nov 2017, 10:00 AM 12:00 PM
  • 05 Jan 2018, 10:00 AM 12:00 PM
  • 02 Mar 2018, 10:00 AM 12:00 PM
  • 04 May 2018, 10:00 AM 12:00 PM
  • 74 Pleasant Street, Arlington MA 02476


  • Please RSVP to attend our bimonthly sessions. You don't need to be an IPNE member, but you'll get a 50% discount if you join at one of the workshop sessions. Enrollment is limited to 15 per session; please join the waiting list if it's full.

IPNE membership is not required to attend; but we encourage you to join to take advantage of the full range of benefits that membership in the organization brings.

Metro Boston Independent Publishers 

Book Workshop Group

Self-publishing has become a major force in the world of books, and easier to do than ever with a wide range of formats and options for authors to choose from. The options can be daunting, however, as can the next steps of marketing and selling your published book. 

This informal group aims to educate both new and seasoned authors about the possibilities of independent publishing through bimonthly meetups in Arlington, MA. Meetings are open to IPNE members and non-members alike, with a 50% membership discount available to those who RSVP and attend in person.

Our group includes self-published authors, editors. small publishers, and representatives from IPNE and other organizations. At each meetup, we'll update individual projects, brainstorm challenges, and discuss topics ranging from finding the right publishing platform to editing and design to marketing and beyond. 

About our facilitators:

Charlotte Pierce started in publishing in 1980 as a regional editor for Outdoor Empire Publishing in Seattle. She served as managing editor for Home Office Computing Magazine (Scholastic) in New York starting in 1985, before moving to Boston to start Pierce Press in 1989. An IPNE member since 2007, Charlotte has served on the Board as president, co-president, vice-president, and secretary. full bio

Stephanie Franzosa is an experienced proofreader and copy editor, and a relatively new member of IPNE. She has degrees from Bentley College and Boston University in Massachusetts. Stephanie is a staunch supporter of the serial comma and cringes at the typos that exist all around us. contact Stephanie

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