Metro Boston Independent Publishers
Book Workshop Group
Self-publishing has become a major force in the world of books, and easier to do than ever with a wide range of formats and options for authors to choose from. The options can be daunting, however, as can the next steps of marketing and selling your published book.
This informal group aims to educate both new and seasoned authors about the possibilities of independent publishing through bimonthly meetups in Arlington, MA. Meetings are open to IPNE members and non-members alike, with a 50% membership discount available to those who RSVP and attend in person.
Our group includes self-published authors, editors. small publishers, and representatives from IPNE and other organizations. At each meetup, we'll update individual projects, brainstorm challenges, and discuss topics ranging from finding the right publishing platform to editing and design to marketing and beyond.
About our facilitators:
Charlotte Pierce started in publishing in 1980 as a regional editor for Outdoor Empire Publishing in Seattle. She served as managing editor for Home Office Computing Magazine (Scholastic) in New York starting in 1985, before moving to Boston to start Pierce Press in 1989. An IPNE member since 2007, Charlotte has served on the Board as president, co-president, vice-president, and secretary. full bio
Stephanie Franzosa is an experienced proofreader and copy editor, and a relatively new member of IPNE. She has degrees from Bentley College and Boston University in Massachusetts. Stephanie is a staunch supporter of the serial comma and cringes at the typos that exist all around us. contact Stephanie