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: Inanna Arthen, Kiki Tapiero, Connelly Akstens,  Ruby Fink, VP Jon Meyer, Spencer Smith, Mike Rochester, president Eddie Vincent, Charlotte Pierce, and Mike Piekny.

Thank you for attending IPNE's 9th Annual Independent Publishers & Authors Conference, Nov. 6-7, 2020!

"Publishing During a Pandemic"

Conference recordings coming soon to registered attendees!

Are you planning on writing a book, in the process, or are you just curious about the process of getting a manuscript to an audience?

Whether you publish traditionally or DIY, you'll likely be in charge of things like your own publicity and marketing, for example, or and you'll need to know about book design, "meta data," ISBNs, and book launches. The two days of sessions on the publishing process were capped by our 8th Annual Book Awards.

At the 9th Annual IPNE Publishers & Writers Conference, we're bringing in speakers like keynoters Angela Bole (CEO, IBPA) and Carol Gino (author, Me & Mario Puzo) and many other experts who have been there, done that, and are eager to share their expertise to help you flatten your learning curve. 

"Publishing During a Pandemic" is the theme of the 2020 Conference, coming online on Friday and Saturday Nov. 6 and 7. There's no charge to attend and you don't need to be a publisher, published author, or even a New Englander to join the virtual crowd.


The 2020 IPNE Pandemic Grant, organized by Jon Meyer of Brilliant Light Publishing in collaboration with the Independent Publishers of New England Pandemic Grant Committee has been very successful. Applications are closed, and 16 grant recipients have been selected. We thank everyone who helped with organizing the grant, together with our sponsors and those who applied.
The recipients have received cash grants; mentorships; and editing, marketing, and design services from sponsors who are excited by their work and happy to support what they have to offer about independent publishing. We have received positive feedback from the selected recipients, and are happy to be able to connect authors and publishers to much needed resources.


  • Board Elections. Reap the benefits of membership on the IPNE board of directors!  Apply for yourself or nominate another member HERE. 2021 nomination period begins Oct. 1, 2021.
  • 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. For more information contact our Events Coordinator.
  • Monthly Call & Regional Groiup. IPNE's drop-in member calls are on the last Weds. of each month; and Regional Groups as scheduled. Details on our Events page.


Click here to see the 2020 Book Award Winners & Finalists

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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 does a regional group coordinator do?

Dive in, it's easy! 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! As a coordinator, you'll get a free IPNE membership or renewal after a year and/or 4 meetings (online recommended during the pandemic), and other perks. 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.

Thanks to Meditative Gardner and 2019 Book of the Year winner Cheryl Wilfong and HeartWood Press publisher Lynn Levine for organizing this year's 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.

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