Welcome to IPNE! 

Join us as we collaborate to make better books and sell more of them. We help independent publishers build and grow their publishing and related businesses.

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Upcoming events


  • Volunteer for Events. Do you love organizing events? IPNE needs you! We're seeking a volunteer to set up author panels and book readings for libraries; includes many perks for the volunteer. For more information contact our Events Coordinator.
  • Monthly Member Gathering: Starting in March 2021, IPNE's drop-on the last Weds. of each month becomes "Ask the President," with president Eddie Vincent in the hot seat. Come meet each other and show our president some love!
  • Regional Groups. IPNE regional groups scheduled for sthis spring include the Vermont and Metro Boston. Details on our Events page. Other regional groups in search of coordinators include SE Mass., Maine, and Rhode Island. Read the article below for details!

Join or Coordinate Your Own IPNE
Regional Group!

Among IPNE's most promising 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 groups have been set up and these groups have a core membership.

What can coordinating a regional group do for you?

Joining an IPNE Regional Group as either a member or coordinator can help you network, tap into a pool of resources, and build a community of colleagues that can support you through the inevitable challenges of independent publishing!

Coordinators additionally receive complimentary IPNE membership after a year of quarterly (or more frequent) meetings, and for as long as they maintain that schedule. We're not rigid about these requirements, but we think you'll find the rewards make them easy to fulfill!

What are the responsibilities of a regional group coordinator?

Simply set up regular meeting spot, invite some author/publisher friends, pick a topic or speaker (or not), and presto! You have a regional group! IPNE can set up a Zoom or Streamyard session for you if you wish, and we will post your meetups on this website in our Events page so people can RSVP. You'll get plenty of support - and exposure for your books!

Thanks to Meditative Gardner and 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.


Register for the 2021 Awards on our Events page!

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. 

Click here for details and to register!

Click here to see the 2020 Book Award
Winners & Finalists!

Featured members


The election for the IPNE Board of Directors has been certified! We are pleased to announce that we have a great group of talented and experienced board members who are eager to serve IPNE.  An annual meeting to introduce the new board members will be announced soon.

On our BOD page, you'll find the profiles for your IPNE 2021-2022 board members: president Eddie Vincent, Kiki Tapiero, Connelly Akstens,  Ruby Fink,  Jon Meyer, Spencer Smith, Mike Rochester, Eddie Vincent, Charlotte Pierce, and Mike Piekny.

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