Metro Boston Independent Publishers
Join us at Arlington's fabled Kickstand Cafe for a recap of the IPNE conference and Metro Boston Branch planning for 2019
IPNE's flagship regional group, the "Metro Boston Publishers" comprises self-published authors, editors. small publishers, and representatives from IPNE and other organizations. At each bi-monthly meetup, we update individual projects, brainstorm challenges, and discuss topics ranging from finding the right publishing platform to editing and design to marketing and beyond.
IPNE now has five member-run regional groups - South Shore (MA), Cape & Islands; Vermont; Rhode Island; Maine; and Metro Boston. The groups are free for anyone to join and come with some nice IPNE perks. Join one* or start your own with IPNE's support!
The benefits of joining or coordinating a regional group
Our regional groups empower and educate indie authors and small publishers about how to succeed in publishing. Members share projects and learn from each other as well as from visiting experts. Meetings are open to IPNE members and non-members alike, with a membership discount available to those who RSVP and attend in person. If you want to coordinate a regional group, you'll get a free IPNE membership for as long as you keep the group going. Suggested frequency for in-person meetups is monthly or bi-monthly, but individual groups are welcome to decide how often they meet. Libraries, churches, bookstores are all good locations. Meetings will be posted on the IPNE website and invitations emailed to nearby IPNE members. Contact the IPNE President or the Regional Branches Manager for guidelines and benefits.
About our interim facilitator: After a stint as an editor in Seattle, Charlotte Pierce served as managing editor for Home Office Computing Magazine (Scholastic) in New York (1985-1989). She moved to Boston to start Pierce Press in 1989. An IPNE member since 2007, Charlotte has served in several positions on the board, including president (2015-2017). Metro Boston is currently seeking a coordinator for the next 2-year cycle.