Freshly Minted Member Benefits!

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. 

Here’s a (growing) list of the benefits you can expect from IPNE in 2021:
  • 15% discounts on printing and services from Books International
  • 10% discounts on select NetGalley services;
  • Discounts on IBPA and APSS memberships;
  • Virtual networking and webinars including monthly regional Zoom meetups and Ask the President drop-ins;
  • Unlimited access to our Members Page on Facebook to get advice, ask questions and network with our experienced member corps;
  • Your own member profile page on our website, highlighting your work and services;
  • Free access to the Annual IPNE Conference, held virtually last year and again this year;
  • Discounted entries for the Annual IPNE Book Awards for recently published authors from anywhere;
  • Access to book fairs and expos (when they resume in-person events);
  • Guest-blogger authorship privileges on the website;
  • Discounts and production services from many of our established member publishers;
  • and…stay tuned for more!

Thanks to board member Jon Meyer, president Eddie Vincent, and our team who worked so hard to secure these benefits for y'all!

If you are interested in learning more about how IPNE can help you accomplish your publishing goals, please feel free to contact our membership team. You can renew your membership here

Mike Rochester
Membership Team Chair
Board of Directors, IPNE

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!

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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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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.

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.

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