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  • 14 Feb 2017 9:57 PM | Nelson Suit (Administrator)

    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] 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!

  • 08 Feb 2017 10:55 PM | Nelson Suit (Administrator)

    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? 

  • 28 Jan 2017 11:15 PM | Nelson Suit (Administrator)

    IPNE Board orientation and election of officers took place this morning (January 28) at HF Group/Acme Binding. Look for increased member outreach and engagement, and a focus on helping members "make better books and sell more of them," in 2017!

    Congratulations to new IPNE Co-Presidents, Jason Davis and Eddie Vincent, and to new Vice-Presidents, Rona Gofstein and Anastasia Antoniou!

    Besides the new officers, those attending the January orientation meeting included Charlotte Pierce, Karen Einstein, Paul Parisi, Margaret Parisi, Nelson Suit and VL Towler.

    The Board of Directors bios may be found here. Contact us and get involved in your organization!

  • 01 Dec 2016 10:07 PM | Nelson Suit (Administrator)
    • Writers Business School Workshop
    • Project Team Reports
    • Board Elections
    • HF Group Printing Plant Tour

    Our Annual Meeting will be on Dec. 10 at HF Group, Charlestown, MA. Get involved, share your experience, learn something, and help make IPNE the best it can be! You can vote onlineprint & mail a ballot, or attend and vote in person. If you attend,you'll enjoy refreshments, networking, and a chance to discuss publishing with IPNE Board and project team members. 

  • 01 Nov 2016 10:47 PM | Nelson Suit (Administrator)

    3rd Annual Book Awards Winners!

    And that's a wrap! Thanks to all for a successful 2016 Annual New England Independent Publishing Conference & Book Awards on Oct. 21-22, Portsmouth, NH. We would like to express special gratitude to our volunteers, attendees, speakers, exhibitors, and sponsors for making this a productive and memorable #IPNE16!

    Sponsors & Exhibitors

    Please help us reach out to thank our sponsors & exhibitors, whose contributions help keep conference prices affordable: Independent Book Publishers Assn. (IBPA); HF Group/Acme BindingFriesen PrintersForeWord ReviewsMcNaughton & Gunn printers: Endangered AlphabetsEncircle PublicationsPierce PressJ Putnam DesignFriesens PrintersJill Cofsky, Voice ActorRed Moon WritingDiversity Is a VerbDescribli and Bookbuilders of Boston. The Conference Bookstore was again expertly operated by Steve and Dawn Porter of ARIA and Stillwater River Publications.


    David R. Godine

    Friday's opening keynoter was the celebrated Boston independent trade publisher David R. Godine spoke on the topic, "An Antiquarian Looks to the Future." 

    After the 3rd Annual Book Awards were announced, and Deidre Randall and her father, Peter E. Randall, were honored with IPNE's 2nd Annual Independent Publishing Achievement Award. A reception followed, with music by IPNE member Steve Carter
    On Saturday morning, IBPA CEO and Executive Director Angela Bole provided practical publishing tips and a healthy dose of #indiebook optimism. In addition to her role advocating for independent publishers at IBPA, Angela is an expert on the all-important topic of book metadata and category codes. Angela Bole
    On Sat. afternoon before our Ask the Experts Q&A, we were inspired by the inimitable Tim Brookes of the Endangered Alphabets Project and past director of the Champlain Publishing Initiative, and his collaborator Maung Nyeu of HGSE and founder of Our Golden Hour cultural preservation project. Maung has begun publishing children's books for this project.
    Tim Brookes
    Workshops & Panels
    At IPNE, we believe wholeheartedly in the value of hands-on, practical knowledge transfer in a variety of formats targeting diverse learning styles. That's why we designed a smorgasbord of pithy interactive and hands-on sessions for you to choose from. Check the final schedule for changes and additions. Presentations will be made available shortly to conference registrants.
    We were especially excited about this year's theme, "Collaboration Is the New Competition." Even though the Conference is past, continue to let us know: How do you collaborate to produce, publish, and market your books? What services or assistance would help you most? What talents and skills can you offer others? 

  • 26 Oct 2016 10:50 PM | Nelson Suit (Administrator)
    ANNUAL CONFERENCE, Oct. 21-22: Thank you for joining our merry band of indies, industry leaders, speakers & sponsors at at the 6th Annual New England Independent Publishing Conference & Book Awards, in Portsmouth NH! 

    Photo (above, l to r): Audio book voice actor Jill Cofsky, Inkspokes CEO Nelson Suit, and children's book author Kathy Brodsky.

    Please join us in expressing special gratitude to Conference team member and IPNE VP Karen Einstein (left) who put in many crucial hours "above and beyond" to make the 2016 event season and Annual Conference a success. At the Conference, she moderated the popular "Publishing Color in Black & White" panel as well. Many thanks to Karen and our other "ground crew" at the Conference!

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