2022–2023 Elected Members: Thanks to our new board members for their enthusiasm and dedication to helping IPNE members "make better books & sell more of them!" Board meetings are on second Tuesdays, and we welcome board nominations, questions, and agenda items from members. Please send via IPNE.org/contact.
Eddie Vincent, President
Eddie Vincent, co-owner of Encircle Publications, has been in the publishing and graphic design field for more than 30 years. His company Encircle Publications specializes in complete book production, and is home to The Aurorean poetry journal. Eddie works with publishers and independent authors, helping them with all their design needs and all facets of bringing a book to life. Eddie and his wife, Cynthia, a poet and editor, live in Maine.
Charlotte R. Pierce, Vice-President
Podcast/Livestream, Regional Groups, Conference Committee
Charlotte has participated as an IPNE member since 2007, serving in most positions on the Board of Directors over the years, including President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Regional Groups manager. She coordinates the Metro Boston regional group for IPNE.
Membership Team, Conference Committee, Metro Boston Regional Group
Mike is a freelance ghostwriter, editor, and publisher. He is also the Managing Editor and Anthology Barista at The Fictional Café literary magazine. Mike is an IPNE Membership Chair and serves on the Conference Committee. He's one of the co-hosts of IPNE's Metro Boston Publishers Regional Meetup group. You can find his work on Linktree.
Connelly Akstens, author of Without Shame: Learning to Be Me (2021, Potowomut Press), has been active for years in transgender advocacy as a speaker for SpeakOUT Boston and at many conferences. She teaches Shakespeare and the History of Ideas at SUNY/ Empire State College and has been an award-winning feature writer for Adirondack Life and many other magazines and journals. As a musician, Connelly has released five CDs of original and American roots music. She is a licensed Adirondack guide and an avid gardener.
New Board Member
Scott has self-published four nonfiction books on sales and marketing topics to establish thought leadership and demonstrate expertise on sales and marketing topics.
He published his first book in 2004. He enjoys the art and science of positioning and marketing a nonfiction book to sell and generate business for services offered. Scott runs Finding Business LLC, ScottChannell.com, and FindingBusiness.com
Pick one of these fun, hard-working folks to shadow as time allows: you'll help us expand member benefits and keep the ball rolling during vacations and absences. With your help, we'll be able carry out more effective programming without burnout!
The goal of Adopt-A-Board Member is to have our shadow-ees eventually take a role on the Board or as a Project Team coordinator. We hope this will be a painless way of getting up to speed on IPNE programs and helping your own publishing while you help your colleagues in IPNE.
To adopt a Board member, email email@example.com.
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