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Save The Date - Nov 1 & 2

Where indies collaborate to make better books and sell more of them!

IPNE’s 13th Annual Conference is Nov. 1–2, 2024

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THIS IS A VIRTUAL EVENT

Are you planning on writing a book, in the process of writing one, or just curious about how to go from a manuscript to finished work?

Whether you publish traditionally or on your own, you’ll likely be in charge of things like your own publicity and marketing, or and you’ll need to know about book design, metadata, ISBNs, and book launches.

At the 13th Annual IPNE Publishers & Writers Conference, we’re bringing in speakers who’ve “been there, done that,” speakers who’re eager to share their expertise to help you flatten your learning curve.

Past topics have included:

  • Publishing 101 — The Basics

  • Value of Book Marketing Analytics

  • Finding and Working with Agents

  • Leveraging Artificial Intelligence

  • Social Media Marketing

  • Podcasting and Live Streaming

  • Audiobook Production/Distribution

  • Distribution Platforms & Strategies 

  • Grants & Crowdfunding

  • Cultivating Bookstore Relationships

  • Getting Away from Amazon: Create Your Own Store

  • Diversifying Your Formats

  • Networking Events

  • Book Awards Announcement Party
  • and more!

Make Better Books & Sell More of Them” is the theme of the 2024 conference, coming to you via Zoom  on Friday and Saturday, November 1st and 2nd. The fee is affordable, and you don’t need to be a publisher, a published author, or even a New Englander to join the virtual crowd; but you’ll find plenty of experienced publishers for productive networking there!

UPCOMING EVENTS


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Check out our past IPNE
Book Award Winners!

IPNE BOOK AWARDS 2023

IPNE Book Awards 2023 was the 10th year we’ve held the event. We invite you to check out the 2023 winners from a wide range of genres.

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IPNE BOOK AWARDS 2022

IPNE Book Awards 2021 was the 8th year we’ve held the event. Check out the 2021 winners, in a wide range of genres.

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IPNE BOOK AWARDS 2021

IPNE Book Awards 2021 was the 8th year we’ve held the event. Check out the 2021 winners, in a wide range of genres.

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IPNE BOOK AWARDS 2020

IPNE Book Awards 2020 was the 7th year we’ve held the event. Check out the 2020 winners, in a wide range of genres.

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IPNE BOOK AWARDS 2019

IPNE Book Awards 2019 was the 6th year we’ve held the event. Check out the 2019 winners, in a wide range of genres.

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Start Up Your Own IPNE
Regional Group!

Among IPNE’s most promising initiatives are the local groups that are forming across the region. Groups active this year include Maine, Vermont, and Metro Boston Publishers. Southeast Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, and Rhode Island are in need of coordinators, but groups have been set up and these groups have a core membership.

Membership in IPNE regional branches is open to all, with extra benefits available to those who become IPNE members. Use the IPNE contact form for help starting a branch in your area, and watch our Events page for regional group meeting announcements.

What does a regional group coordinator do?

Dive in, it’s easy! Simply set up regular meeting spot, invite some author/publisher friends, pick a topic or speaker (or not), and presto! You have a regional group!

As a coordinator, you’ll get a free IPNE membership or renewal after a year and/or 4 meetings (online recommended during the pandemic), and other perks. IPNE can set up a Zoom or Streamyard session for you if you wish, and we will post your meetups on this website in our Events page so people can RSVP.

Thanks to regional group coordinators Lynn Levine of  HeartWood Press (VT) and Shirley Skyers-Thomas of Indulgent Insights (CT); and to Mike Rochester & Charlotte Pierce for keeping the Metro Boston Publishers regional group bubbling along!

Bookmark our Events page to check for regular webinars and workshops on practical aspects of book marketing and book production; or join the organization to receive announcements.

Independent Publishers of New England Conference Team

Committee Chair: Mary Catherine Jones. President Eddie Vincent;
Vice-Presidents Charlotte Pierce & Mike Rochester, poet & publisher Jon Meyer.

PLEASE VISIT OUR SPONSORS!

We are grateful for sponsors like Voice Over VermontPierce PressEncircle Publicationsand The Fictional Cafe. These sponsorships allowed us to keep this year’s Conference affordable. Please show your appreciation by using their products and services, and contact the Conference Team if you’d like to become a sponsor for this year’s Conference!