THIS JUST IN: We have just confirmed Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) CEO and Executive Director Angela Bole as a keynote speaker! In addition to her role advocating for independent publishers at IBPA, Angela is an expert on the all-important topic of book metadata and category codes.
Other confirmed speakers: Renowned Boston independent trade publisher David R. Godine; Tim Brookes, director of the Champlain Publishing Initiative and Endangered Alphabets, along with his collaborator Maung Nyeu, of HGSE and founder of Our Golden Hour cultural preservation project.
2016 New England Publishing Conference
IPNE's 2016 New England Publishing Conference is set for Oct. 21 and 22 at the Sheraton in scenic and historic Portsmouth, NH. Registration is underway, and you'll be very glad you registered early!
We are especially excited about this year's theme, "Collaboration Is the New Competition." We're planning a special collaborator-matching program at the Conference. How do you collaborate to produce, publish, and market your books? What services or assistance would help you most? What talents and skills can you offer others? Let us know!
This year, we've made it easier for you to bring along a partner, colleague, or spouse. For a limited time, IPNE members can register for the full conference and add a guest at the reduced rate. Spaces are limited, so reserve your spot now!
From last year's attendees:
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Learn, exhibit & save with IPNE all year!
Registrations for cooperative marketing shows*, Annual Conference**, and Book Awards will open on a rolling basis starting in early spring. Additional events of affiliated writing & publishing organizations around New England are listed on our Facebook page.
Bring IPNE to your neighborhood!
Board members Karen Einstein (MA), and Brian Jud (CT/RI), along with members David Chase (NH), Crystal Ponti (Maine), and Jerry Johnson (VT) have begun reaching out to members to build regional groups, but they need to you to let them know you're interested. Contact our Membership Team coordinator if you'd like to request an introductory IPNE branch meeting in your neighborhood and we'll hitch up the wagon and send a representative and materials!
Hey, indie publishers out there, you are not alone!
Grab a cup of your favorite beverage and drop in via video or audio daily, starting at 10 am. Invite a friend or colleague by sharing the link! (details). IPNE members are welcome to use the conference line at any time.
If the Office Hours room is empty when you arrive, invite a colleague or one of the IPNE board team by email and give them the URL at the top of the screen. Please let us know if you notice any inappropriate use of the room.
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