Independent Publishers of New England

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

Indie Office Hours &
Face The Book TV

Drop By Indie Office Hours every Tuesday at noon to offer your insights & learn from experts! As we fill out our Spring Conference schedule, we'll have speakers and workshop facilitators on to preview their presentations. 

On Tuesday, Nov. 25 at noon EST, join us to talk with Grassroots Marketing author Shel Horowitz & Laura Williams of The Writing Biz. Watch live & comment in real time via the Google+ event; YouTube, or watch live right here! 

Best of IOH 2014 - the publishing process

FaceTheBook TV - books & authors

  • Louise Bruyn, antiwar activist & author of She Walked for All of Us
  • Elizabeth Moore, debut novelist and editor at MIT Press, Dec. 4
  • Kelly Kittel, Breathe: A Memoir (date tba)

IPNE Engages Indie Booksellers at NEIBA Conference

A total of 27 IPNE members exhibited 35 books at the annual conference of New England Independent Booksellers Assn. (NEIBA), held Sept. 30-Oct. 2 in Providence, RI. Several intrepid authors seized the opportunity to sign and give away books to the throngs on Oct. 1 - wise move! Other exhibitor-volunteers who staffed the booth were glad to be onsite to engage directly with attending bookstore staff and owners.

2015 Conference & Book Awards Scheduled for April 24-25, 2015!

You  heard it here first! IPNE's 5th Annual New England Independent Publishing Conference and 2nd Annual Book Awards will be held on April 24-25 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Registration goes live with early-bird discounts as soon as we finalize the location in just a few days!

Annual Meeting, Dec. 6

The IPNE Annual Members' Meeting will be held on Dec. 6, 2014 at 10 am, with team presentations and board elections to be followed by lunch at 11:30 and a book design workshop at 1 pm. 

More details about the event are posted on the registration pageThe location is the Cambridge Innovation Center, One Broadway 14th Floor, Cambridge, MA. 

There is no cost to attend the annual meeting and discussion session; lunch and the afternoon workshop is $20 for IPNE members; $35 for non-members. Renewals and new memberships are half-price ($25) at the Annual Meeting. 

Please register or RSVP - the Annual Meeting is free, and you can either pay online or onsite if you're attending the Luncheon and Book Design Workshop.

Metro Boston Branch 11/22

Sat. Nov. 22, 10 am-12 PM: Stephen Sanzo of the award-winning Arlington-based children's house Cranky Pants Publishing joins us at the Kickstand Cafe.

Group size at this venue is limited to about 15, so come early!

On Oct. 30, Metro Boston members had a terrific time with indie publishers Ib and Carol Kitchell Bellew of Bunker Hill Publishing at an informal Q&A and presentation of their beautiful new illustrated children's books.

Click here for locations and time & date updates. Email if you'd like to start a branch in your own community.

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Boston Book Festival, October 25

We had a brilliant fall day and lots of engagement for 54 IPNE and affiliated members at the Boston Book Festival in Copley Square, Boston! Steven R. Porter of ARIA and Stillwater River Press in Rhode Island coordinated the IPNE exhibit.

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


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