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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!

Keynotes
On Saturday, we' be hearing from IBPA CEO and Executive Director Angela Bole. 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. Friday's opening keynoter is celebrated Boston independent trade publisher David R. Godine; and on Sat. afternoon, we're excited to host Tim Brookes, director of the Champlain Publishing Initiative andEndangered Alphabets Project, along with his collaborator Maung Nyeu, of HGSEand founder of Our Golden Hour cultural preservation project. Please visit the registration page for the July member conference special!
Workshops & Panels
At IPNE, we believe wholeheartedly in the value of hands-on, practical knowledge transfer in a variety of formats targeting diverse learning styles. That's why we're designing a smorgasbord of pithy hands-on sessions for you to choose from. Check the registration page for the latest!
Theme
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, so let us know: 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? 
Kudos
  • "I haven't missed a single one of IPNE Conferences since the first one in 2010!" - Lindsy Parker, book publicist, Lindsy Parker Media
  • "Everybody was so kind and informative at last year's conference," - Jessica Gervais, children's book publisher
  • "A priceless opportunity to meet collaborators and get cutting edge strategies for publishing." - Grace Stevens, speaker & publisher, Living My Truth.
  • "I'm determined to make it this year," - Mike Squatitro, Assoc. of Rhode Island Authors
  • "Last year's Conference inspired a huge shift in my approach to publishing." - Eddie Vincent, Encircle Publications, ME

Make better books
& sell more of them!

Get the IPNE edge for your publishing business! IPNE provides networking, resources, education, and cooperative marketing opportunities for New England's independent publishing community. 

IPNE members throughout the region work in collaborative teams with board members to determine, design, and carry out our programs. Our members are IPNE.

One of our goals is to help members make books of the highest quality and marketability, while leveraging the advantages of being independent.

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.

upcoming eventS

  • July 21, 28, Aug. 4, 11, 18, 25:  Join Ask the Experts for live interviews with indie publishing experts, Thursdays at noon.
  • July 29-31: Bookstock Literary Fest.Woodstock, VT. Coordinated by Maria Kamoulakou-Marangoudakis.
  • Aug. 4: ASK THE EXPERTS - Creating Book Worlds, with Elizabeth Lorayne, a.k.a. Piratess Tilly
  • Sept. 20-22: New England Independent Booksellers Assn. (NEIBA). Coordinators: Jenny Putnam & Elizabeth Lorayne.
  • Oct. 15: Boston Book Festival, Copley Square, Boston. Coordinators: Amy Ray & Joyce Shor Johnson.
  • Oct. 16-18: New England Library Assn. (NELA). Coordinators: Karen Einstein, Melissa Mowry
  • Oct. 21-22: IPNE's 6th Annual New England Publishing Conference, Portsmouth, NH. Members-only early-bird specials going on this summer, the earlier the better!

Drop-In Daily Office Hours, 10 AM

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.

  • Monday Office Hours starts with a brainstorming session for questions and topics for our guests on Thursdays' Ask the Experts
  • Tuesday Office Hours, the kids are in charge - you'll find children's author Maria Kamoulakou in the host's chair talking about books for the younger set.
  • Wednesday Office Hours is Special (non-bookstore) Sales Day on Office Hours, with APSS director and IPNE board member Brian Jud hosting a discussion of the potentially lucrative non-bookstore sales market.
  • Thursday Office Hours is often hosted by other Board or IPNE members and themes are open-ended. It's right before Ask the Experts also, so you'll often find our Expert of the week in the session.
  • Friday Office Hours is staffed by Board member Mariana Llanos, publisher of a children's bilingual book series and an expert on guest appearances and building an author platform. A great time to pick her brain!

Bring IPNE to your neighborhood! 

IPNE will help other members start 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!

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