Where indies collaborate to make better books and sell more of them!
New IPNE Board Takes Office
New board members are Isai Gutierrez, Michael DeSanto, Odile Sullivan-Tarazi, and Scott Channell. Re-elected is Charlotte Pierce. Serving out another year of their two-year terms are Mike Rochester, Connelly Akstens, and the president, Eddie Vincent. Look for updated biographies of your new board members on the website in coming days.
Jon Meyer, Spencer Smith, and Ruby Fink leave the board, with our deep gratitude.
Even though this year's board positions are filled, there remain a variety of roles for volunteers in communications, web management, membership development, regional groups, and volunteer coordination.
IPNE helps independent publishers build and grow their publishing and related businesses. We invite you to support the Board team as we collaborate to "make better books and sell more of them."
Jane Friedman Delivers on Author
and the schedule remains posted to refresh your memory.
What did you learn at the conference? What connections did you make? What would you like to see next year? We'd be grateful for your feedback via our 2021 Conference Evaluation Form.
Highlights among the offerings at the 10th annual event, on November 5 and 6, were several talks and Q&As with Platinum sponsor IngramSpark president Paige Allen.
Ms. Allen keynoted along with Cevin Breyerman of Publishers Weekly and indie book guru Jane Friedman. Ms. Allen also participated in two breakout sessions at the (virtual) conference, including a Q&A-style session with her colleague and longtime IPNE contact, Josh Floyd.
The majority of our members have published through Ingram, so we received many questions from author-publishers. They didn't hold back about their experiences on the popular print-on-demand platform!
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Submissions for 2022 are open. IPNE's Book Awards are open to authors all over the world. This annual event features ten categories of books, a slate of expert judges, and the chance to get your book noticed.
Among IPNE's more popular initiatives are the local groups that are forming across the region. Groups active this year include Maine, Vermont, and Metro Boston Publishers. Southeast Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, and Rhode Island are in need of coordinators, but discussion groups have been set up and these groups have a core membership. Contact Board member Charlotte Pierce for more information.
Thanks to Meditative Gardner, 2019 Book of the Year winner Cheryl Wilfong, and HeartWood Press publisher Lynn Levine for organizing this year's thriving Vermont Regional Group! Click here to join the Vermont regional discussion group.
Membership in IPNE regional branches is open to all, with extra benefits available to those who become IPNE members. Use the IPNE contact form for help starting a branch in your area, and watch our events page for existing regional group meetings.
Hi, I'm Mike Rochester, board member and IPNE Membership Team chair. This past year has been a challenge and adjustment for everyone, and IPNE is no different. Still, we’ve been able to continue to provide many of our services to members and will be expanding offerings this year.
Thanks to board member Jon Meyer, president Eddie Vincent, and our team who worked so hard to secure these benefits for y'all!