Where indies collaborate to make better books and sell more of them!
New Board to Be Announced Feb. 15
Nominations for the Board of Directors closed Dec. 31, 2021. Candidate ballots will be sent out in January for electronic voting, and the results announced at our meeting on February 15 (see Events).
A variety of roles are available - especially needed are treasurer, secretary, web managers, social media managers, membership liaisons, and a volunteer coordinator or two!
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 Nov. 5-6 10th annual event were several talks & 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 are closed for this year, but 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 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.
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!