Board of Directors


Eddie Vincent, Co-President

IPNE Project Teams: Systems & Technology

Eddie Vincent, co-owner of Encircle Publications, has been in the publishing and graphic design field for more than thirty years. His company Encircle Publications specializes in complete book production, and is home to the Aurorean poetry journal. Eddie works with publishers and independent authors, helping them with all their design needs and all facets of bringing a book to life. He and his wife live in Maine.


Rona Gofstein, Vice-President

IPNE Project Teams: Events

Rona Gofstein has been involved in the publishing world for over twenty years, the last nine as a published author, and the last three as the co-founder of the Writers Business School. She is currently working on her sixth novel, the first of a three book series that will be released in 2017 and is on the board of Broad Universe. When she is not writing she is homeschooling her sons, trying unsuccessfully to keep up with laundry, and laughing as much as possible. She loves reading, chocolate, her morning cup of coffee, and retail therapy. She can also be found (perhaps a little too much) on Facebook.


Joanne Lannin

IPNE Project Teams: TBD

Joanne Lannin is a freelance writer and a writing instructor. She has been honored by the New England Women's Press Association and the Maine Press Association for her sportswriting. She wrote for the Maine Sunday Telegram in Portland for 22 years. Her latest book won a silver medal in the ForeWord Reviews INDIEFAB awards competition in 2015. She writes a blog about women’s basketball at FindingAWayToPlay.com.

Joanne also teaches journalism and writing at the high school and college levels. She is involved in coaching and playing basketball and is actively soliciting sports manuscripts for her next publishing project.

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Paul Parisi

IPNE Project Teams: Mission

Paul Parisi began working for the 100-year-old family business, Acme Bookbinding (now part of HF Group), in 1971. HF Group/Acme Binding is a high-end book manufacturer and a web to print manufacturer of hardcover and paperback books of runs from one to hundreds of thousands. 

The company's Edition Division binds long runs of art books, yearbooks, history books, textbooks, and more. The Harcourt division binds books in leather with hand tooling and gilt edges, fit for a king or collector. HF Group's AssureVault offers data backup/recovery and document storage and retrieval. Book Partners offers short run and POD book printing/binding services. RecordSave offers municipal record restoration and rebinding. Digital Solutions offers reformatting and digitization of books and documents. ECS Conservation offers the highest level book, document and paper conservation and restoration. The HFGroup and the venerable Acme Bookbinding merged in July 2012. 

Paul offers printing discounts to IPNE members; please email him for a quote. Based in Charlestown, MA, HF Group hosts most of the IPNE Metro Boston Branch meetups and our Annual Meeting. 

Paul graduated from Harvard College and enjoys adventure travel with his family. 

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Nelson Suit

IPNE Project Teams: Systems and Technology

Nelson Suit is the managing editor at Inkspokes Media LLC, a publisher of children's books and imaginative resources for kids. He and his wife Seri manage inkspokes.com, a  e-journal that features illustrators, indie authors, small presses and other publishing creatives creating in the world of independent children's publishing.

Under its Trillo Books imprint, Inkspokes is the publisher of Nelson's middle grade children's book series, the Tilley Pond Mouse books. The books are about a little mouse who, with his companions, travels into the wilds beyond his village of Tilley Pond. There's  adventure,  friendship and bits of courage mixed in but, more, the books attempt to spark imagination and kindness.

Outside of writing and publishing, Nelson enjoys hiking, drawing and making things. He coaches soccer. He loves dogs though he has never raised one. On days he is not writing or drawing or editing or hiking or making things, he practices law. Nelson studied history and literature at Yale University and is a graduate of Harvard Law School.

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Bill Schubart

Harvy Simkovits

Jack Rochester

Stephen McArthur

Vanessa Paniccia

William Cordaro

 

Adopt-A-Board Member!

Pick one of these fun, hard-working folks to shadow as time allows; you'll help us expand member benefits and keep the ball rolling during vacations and absences. With your help, we'll be able carry out more effective programming without burnout!

The goal of Adopt-A-Board Member is to have our shadow-ees eventually take a role on the Board or as a Project Team coordinator. We hope this will be a painless way of getting up to speed on IPNE programs and helping your own publishing while you help your colleagues in IPNE.

The "Adopt Me" links below the bios lead to the Project Teams signup form, where you can pick your Board member!

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ADVISORY MEMBERS

  • Michael Boezi is a content-marketing strategist focusing on authors and publishers. He runs Control Mouse Media and was an IPNE conference speaker.

  • Mariana Llanos publishes award-winning children's books in English and Spanish. A native of Peru, she became a US citizen in 2015. Mariana served on the active board in 2016.

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