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IPNE has several events planned throughout the year, including IPNE’s Annual Conference in November.
Where indies collaborate to make better books and sell more of them!
IPNE’s 12th Annual Conference is Nov. 3–4, 2023
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 12th 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.
Our experts will present on topics such as:
- Publishing 101 — The Basics
- Value of Book Marketing Analytics
- Finding and Working with Agents Marketing
- Chat.GPT – Copyright Considerations
- Leveraging Artificial Intelligence
- Social Media Marketing
- Podcasting and Live Streaming
- Audiobook Production/ Distribution
- Distribution Platforms & Strategies
- Grants & Crowdfunding
- Leveraging Relationships with Bookstores
- Getting Away from Amazon: Create Your Own Store
- Diversify Your Formats
- Book Design & Formatting
- Networking Events
- and more!
“Make Better Books & Sell More of Them” is the theme of the 2023 conference, coming to you via Zoom on Friday and Saturday, November 3rd and 4th. 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.
Our program includes experts and leaders from across the industry, certain to educate and inspire—including presentations from Jeniffer Thompson, Deon McAdoo, Hank Marcacci and Paula Diaco; plus a dozens of other industry experts.
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Check out our past IPNE Book Award Winners!
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.
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.
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.
IPNE BOOK AWARDS 2018
IPNE Book Awards 2018 was the 5th year we’ve held the event. Check out the 2018 winners, in a wide range of genres.
Start Up Your Own IPNE
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.
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!
About 100 authors and publishers attended the Jan. 13, 2022 webinar with “Hot Sheet” publisher and book marketing expert Jane Friedman on 1/13, 12-2 pm ET.
Friedman’s “Book Marketing Cornerstones” provided practical, actionable information for boosting book sales and building author platforms.
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 Vermont, Pierce Press, Encircle Publications, and 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!