IPNE Conference Update

Our Keynote speaker is

Robin Cutler, IngramSpark

other speakers to look forward to

John Kremer, 1001 Ways to Market Your Books
(by Video)

Leslie Browning, IBPA Board, Ted Talk, author
        
Christopher Kenneally, Copyright Clearance Center

Judith Briles, Book Shepard – (by video)

and many more.



Save the date - on July 31st at 8 PM ET

We'll be having our monthly IPNE Conference Call.
with guest speaker will be Judith Briles, The Book Shepherd.

registration link:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5611080915626651905 

Avoid Book Publishing Blunders, Bloopers and Boo-Boos that will Sink Your Book

Whether you are just beginning the publishing journey or think you are an old pro, the publishing maze has a few tricks up its sleeve. Contracts can snarl you, marketing can swamp you, and social media can suck your energy. No wonder authors become comatose—no longer, after this highly interactive, fun and “aha” session.

Judith is an industry veteran who has worked with some of the biggest names in the business. I met her years back at an author event in LA. Over the past few years, she's had the pleasure of keynoting and doing workshops for the Las Vegas Writers Conference, Texas Writers Conference, Alaska Writers Conference, Oklahoma Writers, Upper Peninsula Publishers, AuthorYOU Extravaganza, Northern Colorado Writers Conference, Florida Writers Conference, St. Louis Publishers Association, Bay Area Independent Publishers plus countless webinars.



Who are the Winners of the
2018 IPNE Book Awards?


Winners and finalists (plus the IPNE Book of the Year) were presented with their award certificates at the IPNE 5th Annual Book Awards Ceremony, on November 17, 2018.

Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all the volunteers, judges, panelists for bringing the book awards and the publishing workshops to fruition!


(Click below to find out all the Book Award winners!)


IPNE Hosts Regular Boston-area Meetups on Book Publishing

Stemming from a March 4, 2017 workshop entitled "How to Publish Your Own Book!", IPNE has sponsored a regular meeting of the IPNE Metro Boston Publishers. Organizer is IPNE Regional Branch manager and past president Charlotte Pierce (Pierce Press).

At each meeting, attendees learn 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. "The meetings have been very successful," Charlotte said, "sometimes we hold the meeting at a book show, IPNE conference, or other event."

The success of the Boston branch 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 regional branches is open to all, with extra benefits available to those who become IPNE members. Use the IPNE contact form to request information about a branch in your area.

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Share & learn on Office Hours!

Members can drop in to talk publishing on IPNE's Office Hours. You can share your experience and ask questions. Hosted by IPNE Project Team & board members; please RSVP.

Leverage your profile!

It's elementary, my dear Watson - a complete profile is an effective profile! Click here to update yours, and look for the "Edit Profile" button. We will draw the data from your profile for our Featured Members rotation, and for IPNE's bi-annual catalog  and book show inserts, so we urge you to make sure it's up to date!

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:

  • For semi-private messages, please use the contact form on the website. These messages are accessible only by BoD and are regularly monitored.
  • Many questions and messages are relevant to members as a whole, and should be posted on our Member Forum . Either "reply" to a topic, or "create topic" if you don't find one that's relevant. This Forum is not accessible to the public; it's members-only. Encourage other members to use the Forum and respond there! And while you're there, many resources can be found on the website, as well.
  • Another great way members can get instant answers is to use our on-demand Office Hours conference line. You can join via webcam, audio only, or call in by phone.

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.

"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:

  • For semi-private messages, please use the contact form on the website. These messages are accessible only by BoD and are regularly monitored.
  • Many questions and messages are relevant to members as a whole, and should be posted on our Member Forum . Either "reply" to a topic, or "create topic" if you don't find one that's relevant. This Forum is not accessible to the public; it's members-only. Encourage other members to use the Forum and respond there! And while you're there, many resources can be found on the website, as well.
  • Another great way members can get instant answers is to use our 10 AM daily Office Hours conference line. You can join via webcam, audio only, or call in by phone.

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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Tap into the expertise of fellow IPNE members and connect with other publishing creatives!

Join the IPNE Talk email list. Details here.


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

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