Ingram Spark, Publishers Weekly,
Jane Friedman Highlight 10th Annual
IPNE Conference

   

What a terrific 10th Annual Conference! If you attended, you'll receive links to recordings of the sessions. Speaker bios are here

 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!

PLEASE VISIT OUR SPONSORS!

We are grateful for sponsors like IngramSpark, Seapoint Books, Voice Over Vermont, Pierce Press, Encircle Publications, The Fictional Cafe and Nate Hoffelder (The Digital Reader). These sponsorships allowed us to offer this year's Conference for free to our members and at a discount to the public. Please show your appreciation by using their products and services! 
IPNE Conference Committee
Committee Chair: Mary Catherine Jones; President Eddie Vincent; Board Members Charlotte Pierce and Mike Rochester; and former VP Jon Meyer.

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:
  • 10% discounts on printing and up to 15% discounts on other services from Books International (IBI) 
  • 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 IPNE.org 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
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Join or Coordinate Your Own IPNE
Regional Group!

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.

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