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There's a new board in place and lots of work to be done - but most importantly, we're here to serve you, our members. What do you need? What would make your membership valuable? How can we help? 


Join IPNE Talk: Connect with Fellow IPNE Members


Do you sometimes have publishing-related questions that you want to talk to a colleague about? Why not tap into the broad expertise of your fellow IPNE members? And maybe make a few connections along the way!

What is IPNE Talk?

We are starting a new email group called IPNE Talk, designed for members just like you. If you join the list, you can send a note to ask (or answer) questions related to the world of book making and publishing or engage in some shop talk.

It's not a group for promoting your own books or business nor for marketing posts and we'll police that so that the email group remains helpful and a positive experience. 

But an occasional post about an upcoming event might be okay (especially if you are otherwise an active contributor to the email group) and you might ask members for an opinion about two different book cover designs or maybe you want to ask about an issue that's come up while you are using a POD printer or perhaps whether a particular software or tool is helpful for the publishing task you had in mind. Well, you sort of get it. Questions you might ask a fellow publisher or publishing creative if you could meet her for tea or biscuits.

More than being a resource, it could be a great opportunity for IPNE members to engage and connect with one another. But it'll only really work well if you join and you ask other IPNE members you know to join as well!

Can anyone join?

Any IPNE member, whether publisher, vendor, librarian, student, illustrator or other, can join. It doesn't matter what category of membership you have. And while there is no direct marketing of your business as part of the posts, vendors are especially encouraged to participate. You have expert knowledge publishers and other IPNE members are looking for and participating will help you connect with the membership.

Why should I join?

To tap into the expertise of other IPNE members, to help other IPNE members with issues you know about and to connect with other publishing creatives who do what you do.

How do I join?

1. Go to this link: IPNETalk

2. Enter your email to subscribe.

3. Wait for a email from Google Groups and click on the link on the email to confirm that you indeed want to join IPNETalk.

4. We'll double check your email against the membership list and then approve you. That's it!

If you are using a email address other than the one used for your IPNE membership and your name is not obvious from the email address, please send a note to IPNETalk[at]gmail.com using the email you wish to subscribe and place "IPNE Talk Name:" and your name on the subject line.

We wish to remind IPNE members that there other other ways to ask questions and connect also. You may wish to visit the IPNE Office Hours, view the Ask the Experts videos, visit the IPNE Facebook page and join the IPNE Members Facebook Group and follow IPNE on Twitter. You can also contact a board member with an idea or if you wish to volunteer for a project by going to our Contact Page or Project Teams page. 

But if you will not come to us, IPNE Talk can come to you ... right to your inbox. 

Talk with you soon!



Who are the 3rd Annual Book Awards Winners?


Winners were announced at the 2016 Annual Independent Publishers Conference held in Portsmouth, New Hampshire on October 21 - 22, 2016.

Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all the volunteers, attendees, speakers, exhibitors, and sponsors for making this a productive and memorable #IPNE16!


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



Welcome to IPNE! 

Join us as we collaborate to make better books and sell more of them. We help independent publishers build and grow their publishing and related businesses.

Explore the benefits of Membership in IPNE!

To find our what's new at IPNE, visit our Announcements Page. Be a part of upcoming events and projects!

IPNE Feature: Learn about publishing from the experts. View our Ask the Experts interviews!


MEMBER'S CORNER

Share & learn on Office Hours!

Members can drop in to talk publishing on IPNE's Office Hours. You can share your experience, ask questions, and this month we're previewing the Fall Book Shows and the 6th Annual Conference. 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 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.

"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

Join IPNE Talk!

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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& sell more of them!

Get the IPNE edge for your publishing business! IPNE provides networking, resources, education, and cooperative marketing opportunities for New England's independent publishing community. 

IPNE members throughout the region work in collaborative teams with board members to determine, design, and carry out our programs. Our members are IPNE.

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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