Fall 2015 Report
WHEW! WHAT A FALL! After a dynamic 5th Annual Conference on Sept. 25-26, then hobnobbing with bookstore buyers at the New England Independent Booksellers show on Oct. 8, we presented 45 member authors & publishers at the Oct. 24 Boston Book Festival, which attracted thousands of avid readers to Boston's historic Copley Square. At the BBF, a record 26 authors signed books, and IPNE member J Bruce Jones recorded 7 author interviews.
Close on the heels of the BBF, Tordis Ilg Isselhardt and 13 IPNE member volunteers worked on behalf of more than 35 member exhibitors at a very successful New England Library Association conference on Oct. 26-28. "NELA attendance was dramatically up this year," said Isselhardt, at about 600 book-loving librarians.
More than 300 Fall 2015 Catalogs with accompanying show-specific inserts were distributed at all three events. Conference attendees received a direct mailing of the catalog courtesy of IPNE sponsor, HF Group, headed by board member and treasurer, Paul Parisi.
The IPNE Board of Directors