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Welcome to IPNE's 9th Annual Independent Publishers &
Authors Conference!

Are you planning on writing a book, in the process, or are you just curious about the process of getting a manuscript to an audience?

Whether you publish traditionally or DIY, you'll likely be in charge of things like your own publicity and marketing, for example, or and you'll need to know about book design, "meta data," ISBNs, and book launches. The two days of sessions on the publishing process are capped by our 7th Annual Book Awards.

At the 9th Annual IPNE Publishers & Writers Conference, we're bringing in speakers like keynoters Angela Bole (CEO, IBPA) and Carol Gino (author, Me & Mario Puzo) and many other experts who have been there, done that, and are eager to share their expertise to help you flatten your learning curve. 

"Publishing During a Pandemic" is the theme of the 2020 Conference, coming online on Friday and Saturday Nov. 6 and 7. There's no charge to attend and you don't need to be a publisher, published author, or even a New Englander to join the virtual crowd.

Conference details and registration HERE.


The 2020 IPNE Pandemic Grant, organized by Jon Meyer of Brilliant Light Publishing in collaboration with the Independent Publishers of New England Pandemic Grant Committee has been very successful. Applications are closed, and 16 grant recipients have been selected. We thank everyone who helped with organizing the grant, together with our sponsors and those who applied.
The recipients have received cash grants; mentorships; and editing, marketing, and design services from sponsors who are excited by their work and happy to support what they have to offer about independent publishing. We have received positive feedback from the selected recipients, and are happy to be able to connect authors and publishers to much needed resources.


  • Board Elections. Help IPNE choose a new board of directors by serving  on the nominating committee! Contact Jack Rochester or Charlotte Pierce.
  • Volunteer for Events. PNE is looking for a volunteer to help set up author panels and book readings for Libraries. For more information contact our Events Coordinator.
  • Monthly Call. IPNE's member calls are on the last Weds. of each month. Watch this space or our Events page for the Zoom link!


Winners and Finalists!


        Cheryl Wilfong, Breast Cancer Meets Mindfulness:

Surrendering to Life (Heart Path Press)


Who are the Winners of the
2019 IPNE Book Awards?

Winners and finalists (plus the IPNE Book of the Year) were presented with their award certificates at the IPNE 6th Annual Book Awards Ceremony, on Nov. 2, 2019.

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!)

Upcoming events

Featured members

Getting Started with IPNE Regional Groups 

Among IPNE's most exciting programs are our regional group meetings. IPNE regional branch manager Charlotte Pierce coordinates the Metro Boston Publishers group and is actively seeking coordinators to adopt our five other groups around New England.

What does a regional group coordinator do?

Simply set up regular meeting spot, invite some author/publisher friends, pick a topic or speaker (or not), and presto! You have a regional group!

Thanks to Meditative Gardner and 2019 Book of the Year winner Cheryl Wilfong and HeartWood Press publisher Lynn Levine for organizing the Vermont Regional Group meetup on April 14 in Brattleboro! See our Events page to register and click here to join the Vermont regional discussion group.

Membership in IPNE regional branches is open to all, with extra benefits available to those who become IPNE members. Use the IPNE contact form for help starting a branch in your area, and watch our events page for existing regional group meetings.

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