Independent Publishers of New England

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

PLEASE NOTE: Today's Special Sales workshop is at 10 AM at 100 Cambridge Street in Charlestown, NOT Boston, as the event page said for a short while. Please notify your GPS! You can still register and attend, all are welcome!

Welcome to IPNE's New Board Members!

IPNE Annual Meeting
IPNE warmly welcomes Crystal Ponti of Blue Lobster Book Co. in Maine, and Paul Parisi of HF Group/ACME Bookbinding, to the IPNE Board!

Crystal and Paul join re-elected incumbents Pat Goudey OBrien of Tamarac Publishing in Vermont, Treasurer Cathy Xiaogang Wang, a CPA based at the Cambridge Innovation Center in Mass., Christine Frost, a novelist and communications manager at T1D Exchange, and interim president, Charlotte Pierce of Pierce Press

Members joining the discussion at our Annual Meeting at the Cambridge Innovation Center on December 6 enjoyed gourmet pizza lunch and a book-design workshop, where award-winning art director Cate Barr of Cengage Learning critiqued and analyzed our books. 

Click HERE for short bios of the new 2015-2016 Board.

What do you want IPNE to be? How can we better serve our members? Please lend us your voice and experience!

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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. 

 Watch live & comment in real time via the Google+ event; YouTube, or watch live right here in the video player below!

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)

2015 Conference & Book Awards Scheduled for September 2015!

You  heard it here first! IPNE's 5th Annual New England Independent Publishing Conference and 2nd Annual Book Awards has been rescheduled for September in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Registration goes live with early-bird discounts as soon as we finalize the location.

IPNE Branch Meetups

Tonight, we re-launch our weekly Thursday evening coffee hour at the Kickstand Cafe, Arlington. If you are the first to arrive, please put up some kind of sign on the table so other members can find you. This is an informal drop-in, so it's best to find a buddy beforehand who's going (see registration list). These informal gatherings are on Thursdays at the Kickstand Cafe in Arlington, Massachusetts. Group size at this venue is limited to about 15, so come early!

Contact or call 339-368-5656 for answers to any questions, more information, or to suggest a topic, speaker, or to request IPNE materials for your own regional branch. 

The IPNE Annual Members' Meeting was held on Dec. 6 at 10 am. Team presentations and board elections were followed by lunch at 11:30 and a book design workshop presented by Cate Barr of Cengage Learning at 1 pm. 

At the Metro Boston Branch monthly meetup in November, Stephen Sanzo of the award-winning Arlington-based children's house Cranky Pants Publishing gave a great presentation at the Kickstand Cafe in Arlington, MA.

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 or take on the role of coordinating the Metro Boston Branch.

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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