Exhibit Curation Guidelines
Starting this year, IPNE exhibits at most of our book shows will be curated. Through this process, our intent is to raise the overall quality of books that readers and industry professionals can discover through the public face of IPNE.
This process is designed to enhance the reputation of the organization as a whole and its members individually, as it does with similar organizations.
Books will be considered for exhibit if they meet A and B, below:
A. ONE OR MORE OF THESE:
If you don't meet at least one of the first set of 5 qualifications, send a copy of the book by the shipping deadline of the event at which you wish to exhibit. Books that do not meet the currently posted guidelines will be returned and exhibit fees refunded; and publishers will be offered mentoring sessions and resources to help their books meet curation for future exhibits. Final curation approval rests with the IPNE Board of Directors.
Book 'em - at IPNE events!
The Independent Publishers of New England participates in three major cooperative book-marketing events each fall, and a number of smaller ones.
The "Big Three" this year include:
Farther afield? Not to worry - you don't have to attend, or even be in New England, to exhibit at most of our events; though you may wish to attend when you can. It's fun to mingle and help other Indies; you'll get backstage access to excellent networking; and you'll be able to represent your books as only you can! Click here to join one of our event Project Teams.
Perhaps best of all, exhibiting with IPNE is a small fraction of the cost of mounting a full exhibit on your own and our volunteers get to know your books and represent them with genuine enthusiasm. Please join us!
* Unsold books will be taken from IPNE sales events (in 2016, Bookstock & BBF) to the IPNE conference bookstore; from there unsold books can be picked up by the publishers or will be donated to literacy programs and libraries.