Independent Publishers of New England

IPNE provides networking, resources, education, and cooperative marketing for New England's independent publishing community.

New England Independent Booksellers Assn.

UPDATE: Registration to exhibit with IPNE for the "Big Two" New England fall book shows, NEIBA and NELA, is now live

Click here to enroll and save 25% on your membership when you exhibit at both shows!

New England Library Association


Watch Indie Office Hours, live on Tuesdays at noon, right here!

Tuesday, July 29, 12 pm

Making it Legal: Copyrights & Contracts for Indies

What independent publisher or author doesn't need a refresher on the bewildering world of copyrights & contracts? Today, we spoke with intellectual property attorney Helen Sedwick, author of The Self-Publisher's Legal Handbook, and learned the latest developments and best practices in this fast-changing field. Click the player below to watch the show!


Best Practices for Publishing Websites 7/29

On July 29, co-host Laura Williams will take over for vacationing IPNE co-president Charlotte Pierce to discuss a topic Laura knows well - how to present your business on the web.

Co-hosts for Indie Office Hours are IPNE co-president Charlotte Pierce and Laura Williams of the GoodInklings content management firm.

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IPNE Metro Boston Branch July 26th

Steve Porter of the Association of RI Authors (left) and his wife, author Dawn Porter

Bring your notepads! Our speaker for the monthly Metro Boston Meeting on Sat. July 26th will be none other than Steven R. Porter (above left, staffing the bookstore at the IPNE conference in April) of Stillwater River Publications and founding director of ARIA, the Association of Rhode Island Authors. Come hear Steve's invaluable tips on finding and securing speaking venues, doing book signings "right", and creating engaging displays for trade shows. We'll meet from 10am-12pm at the historic Jefferson Cutter House, 611 Massachusetts Ave., in the heart of Arlington, MA. RSVP here.

Our next informal coffee hour will be on August 28th at 7 pm at the Kickstand Cafe at 594 Massachusetts Ave. in Arlington Center, an independent local business with delicious food. Restaurant phone is 781-583-6110. The remaining fall coffee hour dates are October 30 and December 18. Speaker dates are Sept. 27 and Nov. 22.

We welcome members' suggestions for topics and presenters for upcoming Metro Boston speaker meetings. 

Please confirm information here before attending, as dates and locations may change. Email for more details or to RSVP.


Nomination forms for IPNE's 2015 Book Awards will be available in September, 2014, along with registration for our 2015 Annual Conference.

Independent Publishers of New England
PO Box 206, Arlington, MA 02476


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