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    • 01 Apr 2018
    • 31 May 2018
    • Online Registration
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    5th Annual IPNE Book Awards

    If you have a book with a publication date of 2016, 2017, or 2018, you are eligible to enter the 5th Annual IPNE Book Awards. In addition, we offer a category (#13) open to perennial sellers that continue to be promoted and sell well, year after year. Along with the gratification and marketing opportunities that winning a respected book award offers, winners will also be showcased on the IPNE website through 2019, receive a 2018 IPNE Book Award e-medallion for display on social media channels, websites, and marketing materials, receive a 2018 IPNE Book Award Certification and be honored at the annual IPNE book award ceremony in November of 2018. 

    Each book is to be judged by a panel of librarians with category expertise and/or other qualified reviewers selected by IPNE.

    Most categories are based on book subjects and genres, design, promotional campaign, and other aspects of publishing. All entries will compete within their categories, and also for the top prize as IPNE Book of the Year. 

    Depending on the number of submissions for a category, IPNE reserves the right to combine, divide or otherwise modify the award categories. The Book Awards are being run by a committee of IPNE members on a volunteer basis and one or more committee members may submit entries to the contest. In such case, the committee member submitting the entry will not take on the role of contacting or communicating with the judges that are reviewing that entry in regards to this contest.

    Please note that books and any other materials submitted by a participant will not be returned.

    Last year's IPNE Book Award winners can be found here.

    As with all IPNE programs, we have kept the entry fees as low as possible. 

    For Members, the fee is just $45 per title  (one category), and $25 per additional category. 

    Partner Members: Members of specific partner organizations also receive the IPNE member rate. Please register as an IPNE Partner Member before you enter your Awards registration.

    For Non-Members, the entry fee is $70 per title (one category). To become a member of IPNE and be eligible for the member submission rate, register here.  

    Entries will be accepted up until May 31, 2018. Please submit entries early to avoid a last minute rush and reduce the the chance of shipping mix-ups.

    If you have questions or could volunteer to help with certain (even discrete) tasks, please email BookAwards@IPNE.org

    IMPORTANT!
    Click here to download the Book Data Form (required)

    Your registration includes one of the following categories for each book entered. You  can add on as many categories as you wish for $25 each (indicate on registration form).

    1. LITERARY FICTION: Written as literary work, does not fit traditional formulas of genre fiction.

    2. GENRE FICTION: Mystery, romance, science fiction, fantasy, inspirational, etc.
    3. CHILDREN’S BOOKS: Picture book, early reader, middle grade
    4. YOUNG ADULT BOOKS
    5. GRAPHIC NOVELS
    6. NARRATIVE NONFICTION: Biography, memoir, nonfiction that tells a story.
    7. INFORMATIONAL NONFICTION: Directories, travel guides, how-to, self-help, reference, etc.
    8. POETRY
    9. COFFEE TABLE AND ART BOOKS
    10. DESIGN: Cover and interior are evaluated. 
    11. BOOK PROMOTIONAL CAMPAIGNS: In addition to sending book, describe promotions, author activities, reviews, and other strategies that effectively reach the book’s intended readership. 
    12. PERENNIAL SELLERS Books that were published before 2015, but are still selling well.
    Your registration confirmation email and the Book Data Form contain more information on submitting your books.


    • 02 Jun 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 74 Pleasant Street, Arlington MA 02476
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    Metro Boston Independent Publishers 

    Sat. June 2, 10 am-12 pm
    St. John's Episcopal Church
    74 Pleasant St. Arlington MA 02476

    About our speaker
    Joining us will be content marketing expert Michael Boezi, IPNE conference speaker and CEO of Control Mouse Media, Inc. Bring some questions for him!
    About our group

    Independent 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 facilitator:

    After a stint as an editor in Seattle, Charlotte Pierce served as managing editor for Home Office Computing Magazine (Scholastic) in New York (1985-1989). She moved to Boston to start Pierce Press in 1989. An IPNE member since 2007, Charlotte has served in several positions on the board, including president (2015-2017). full bio


Past events

07 Apr 2018 Metro Boston Independent Publishers
21 Feb 2018 Market Your Indie Book Workshop - Hardwick VT
20 Feb 2018 Market Your Indie Book Workshop - Montpelier VT
03 Feb 2018 Metro Boston Independent Publishers
02 Dec 2017 IPNE@ARIA2017 - Rhode Island Book Expo
04 Nov 2017 IPNE 4th Annual Book Awards & Publishing Workshop
04 Nov 2017 Metro Boston Independent Publishers
28 Oct 2017 Boston Book Festival 2017
22 Oct 2017 New England Library Association 2017 (NELA)
18 Sep 2017 New England Independent Booksellers 2017 (NEIBA)
28 Jul 2017 2017 Bookstock, VT
26 Jul 2017 New England Authors Expo 2017
19 May 2017 IPNE 4th Annual Book Awards 2017 - Submissions
15 May 2017 IPNE 2017 Spring/Summer Catalog
21 Mar 2017 Bookstore Workshops in Vermont
10 Dec 2016 IPNE 2016 Annual Meeting & Elections
03 Dec 2016 IPNE@ARIA2016 - Rhode Island Book Expo
21 Oct 2016 IPNE 2016 Conference Exhibitor/Sponsor
21 Oct 2016 IPNE 2016-2017 Conference Catalog
21 Oct 2016 IPNE 6th Annual New England Publishing Conference 2016
21 Oct 2016 IPNE 3rd Annual Book Awards 2016
16 Oct 2016 New England Library Association 2016 (NELA)
15 Oct 2016 Boston Book Festival 2016
21 Sep 2016 New England Independent Booksellers 2016 (NEIBA)
29 Jul 2016 2016 Bookstock, VT
27 Jul 2016 New England Authors Expo 2016
25 May 2016 IPNE 2016 Spring/Summer Catalog
05 Apr 2016 IPNE/APSS Webinar - Media & PR Secrets
26 Mar 2016 IPNE Metro Boston Meetup - 2016 Events Preview
30 Jan 2016 Metro Boston Meetup & Printing Plant Tour
05 Dec 2015 IPNE 2015 Annual Meeting & Elections
26 Oct 2015 NELA Conference 2015 (New England Library Association)
24 Oct 2015 Boston Book Festival 2015
25 Sep 2015 New England Publishing Conference 2015
25 Sep 2015 IPNE 2015 Fall Catalog
29 Jul 2015 New England Authors Expo
24 Jul 2015 Bookstock in Woodstock, Vermont
30 May 2015 IPNE Metro Boston - 2015 Events Preview
28 Mar 2015 IPNE Metro Boston Branch - Special Sales Workshop
06 Dec 2014 IPNE Annual Meeting & Elections
22 Nov 2014 IPNE Metro Boston Branch - Cranky Pants Publishing
08 Nov 2014 ARIA - Rhode Island Book Expo
30 Oct 2014 IPNE Metro Boston Branch - with Bunker Hill Press
25 Oct 2014 Boston Book Festival
19 Oct 2014 NELA Conference 2014 (New England Library Association)
30 Sep 2014 NEIBA Fall Conference 2014 (New England Independent Booksellers)
04 Apr 2014 New England Publishing Conference 2014
04 Jan 2014 IPNE Book Awards
20 Oct 2013 NELA Conference 2013 (New England Library Association)
06 Oct 2013 NEIBA Fall Conference 2013
26 Aug 2013 Book Ads, IPNE Fall Catalog, Deadline Sept. 18
19 Apr 2013 New England Publishing Conference 2013
27 Oct 2012 Boston Book Festival
14 Oct 2012 NELA Conference 2012 (New England Library Association)
03 Oct 2012 NEIBA Fall Conference 2012
28 Jul 2012 Bookstock (taking place in Woodstock, Vermont)
27 Apr 2012 New England Publishing Conference 2012
03 Dec 2011 IPNE Digital Publishing Tutorials: Tutorial 2. Digital Book Production: Deep Dive
22 Oct 2011 IPNE Digital Publishing Tutorials: Tutorial 1. Digital Publishing: An Introduction
15 Oct 2011 Boston Book Festival
12 Oct 2011 NEIBA Fall Conference 2011
02 Oct 2011 NELA Conference 2011 (New England Library Association)
30 Jul 2011 Bookstock (taking place in Woodstock, Vermont)
15 Nov 2010 How to Negotiate Large-Quantity Sales
08 Nov 2010 Preparing For And Making Presentations For Large-Quantity Sales
01 Nov 2010 How to Find More Buyers for Your Books in Non-Bookstore Markets
19 Oct 2010 November 2010 Vendor Spotlight
17 Oct 2010 IPNE Annual Members Meeting - Pay your own lunch
17 Oct 2010 NELA Conference 2010 (New England Library Association)
16 Oct 2010 January 2011 Vendor Spotlight
16 Oct 2010 December 2010 Vendor Spotlight
09 Oct 2010 October 2010 Vendor Spotlight
01 Oct 2010 NEIBA Fall Conference 2010
31 Jul 2010 Bookstock (taking place in Woodstock, VT)
04 Jun 2010 Espresso Book Machine tours
15 Jan 2010 American Library Association - Midwinter Meeting 2010
18 Oct 2009 NELA Annual Conference
02 Oct 2009 NEIBA - New England Independent Booksellers
25 Sep 2009 Burlington Book Festival 2009
06 May 2009 Massachusetts Library Association