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Send in Your Book Listings and Ads for 2017 Spring/Summer IPNE Catalog!
Submissions for book listings and ad copy for the 2017 Spring/Summer IPNE catalog are now being accepted!
The 2017 Spring/Summer Catalog is scheduled for publication by May 15, 2017. This edition will be distributed at the summer and fall book events with inserts for the books individual members exhibit at each event. Volunteers are welcome to help process registrations, provide design services, and distribute the catalog.
2017 IPNE Book Awards Submission Period Opens March 27
Enter Your Book TodayThe submissions period for those wishing to enter the Book Awards contest will open on March 27, 2017 and end on May 19, 2017. So hurry and avoid the last minute rush and shipping mishaps.
Award certificates are given to a finalist and one winner in each category, at an awards ceremony currently scheduled for early November 2017. Each book is judged by a panel of librarians with category expertise and other qualified reviewers selected by the IPNE.
The IPNE Book Awards continue to be a favorite of IPNE members and other indie publishers. Winning a book award or being named a finalist in one not only brings a sense of personal validation, but also provides countless opportunities for promoting and marketing your book. You'll be an "award-winning" author!
Reach Out to Give & Get Help!
At IPNE, help is what we're about, and we are an organization run by members (on a volunteer basis) for members. We want to support you in making your book publishing efforts a success, and we need your involvement, large or small, to make our programs run smoothly.
So, if you'd like to join our Book Awards curation team, send us an email and let us know your availability. Our events will run best with you on board!
To learn more about the 2017 IPNE Book Awards and to register, please visit the IPNE Book Awards registration page.
IPNE Participates in Vermont Bookstore Workshops on Indie Publishing
IPNE participated in two sold-out self-publishing workshops on March 21 at Bear Pond Books in Montpelier, Vermont, and on March 22 at The Galaxy Bookshop in Hardwick. IPNE Board member and publisher Charlotte Pierce (Pierce Press/DayTripperBooks) represented IPNE and explained how IPNE can help members "make better books and sell more of them."
Photo, from left: Book editor Susannah Noel, Noel Editorial; award-winning genre fiction author Robbie (RA) Harold; Ingram sales rep Stacie Williams; and literary publisher Marc Estrin of Fomite Press.
"Workshops like these are a win-win," said Charlotte. "The first thing that grabbed me was that two independent stores were collaborating to put on the workshops. How cool is that? It also struck me how the bookstores are motivated to hold them since they generate revenue through ticket sales and educate the sometimes inexperienced indie authors who show up at their doors wondering how to sell books. And as an indie author/publisher, participating in an event like this is a great way to develop a relationship with your regional bookstore and broaden and deepen your author platform."
If you are an IPNE member and are interested in participating in these types of workshops and events in the future, please use the IPNE contact form.
IPNE to Host Regular Boston-area Workshop on How to Publish Your Own Book
IPNE recently hosted a workshop in Arlington, MA recently (March 4), titled "How to Publish Your Own Book!" Member and book editor Stephanie Franzosa will work with board member Charlotte Pierce to set up a regular meeting of the "IPNE Metro Boston Branch", as suggested by those attending the March 4 workshop.
Attendees learned the basic steps involved in producing and presenting a quality book that will attract readers. Providing a forum for questions and discussions on what it takes to publish a book, the workshop sparked creativity and interest from local residents. "It went great," Charlotte said, "the attendees want to meet regularly!" Several also planned to join IPNE.
The success of the workshop tells us about the continued interest of residents in our communities in making and publishing books. It also tells us the opportunities we have to share our knowledge with others as we continue to expand our network and connect over this exhilarating adventure of writing and publishing.
Membership in IPNE Metro Boston is open to all, with extra benefits available to those who become IPNE members. Use the IPNE contact form to join Metro Boston.
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Earn free membership credit!
After five years at the same low rate, IPNE membership dues went up on January 1, 2016 - or did they? You can earn back most - or even all - of your annual membership fee, learn about publishing, and help other indies by enrolling in one of our dynamic Project Teams!
"IPNE, I Have a Problem!"
As independent publishers, we relish our autonomy and "me time," but sometimes we have a quick question (or a major crisis) that needs prompt feedback, and that's what IPNE is here for!
With so many different communications platforms (each of us has a favorite!), we're aiming to centralize member communication on our website. You can reach an IPNE board member or "someone at IPNE" with a question about membership or events using the following methods:
Please note that our phone number, 339-368-8229, is now working! Praise be! Feel free to call; if we don't answer, we'll get back to you as soon as possible.
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Who are the 3rd Annual Book Awards Winners?
Winners were announced at the 2016 Annual Independent Publishers Conference held in Portsmouth, New Hampshire on October 21 - 22, 2016.
Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all the volunteers, attendees, speakers, exhibitors, and sponsors for making this a productive and memorable #IPNE16!
(Click below to find out all the Book Award winners!)
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