In the past year or so, many of us have been focusing on networking, education, and creative online book marketing ideas. When we're not in a pandemic (!) Independent Publishers of New England participates in several major cooperative book-marketing events on behalf of members, and a number of smaller ones. We went virtual in 2020, but hope to be back to in-person and/or hybrid events in 2021! Please scroll down for more on the "Big Three" New England co-op events and for event curation guidelines.
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Exhibit Curation Guidelines
IPNE exhibits at the major book shows are curated. By this process, our intent is to raise the overall quality of books that readers and industry professionals can discover through the public face of IPNE.
This process is designed to enhance the reputation of the organization as a whole and its members individually, as it does with similar organizations.
Books will be considered for exhibit if they meet A and B, below:
A. ONE OR MORE OF THESE:
If you don't meet at least one of the first set of 5 qualifications, send a copy of the book by the shipping deadline of the event at which you wish to exhibit. Books that do not meet the currently posted guidelines will be returned and exhibit fees refunded; and publishers will be offered mentoring sessions and resources to help their books meet curation for future exhibits. Final curation approval rests with the IPNE Board of Directors.
Book 'em - at IPNE events!
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In normal times, IPNE's "Big Three" cooperative marketing events are:
You'll also find IPNE exhibits and members at events like the Boston Book Festival's Hubbub children's festival in Boston; Bookstock in Woodstock, Vermont; New England Authors Expo in Danversport, MA; the ARIA Authors Expo in Rhode Island; League of Vermont Writers; and other regional festivals, town days and markets. Suggest one in your area!
Farther afield? Not to worry - you don't have to attend, or even be in New England, to exhibit at most of our events; though you may wish to attend when you can. It's fun to mingle and help other Indies; you'll get backstage access to excellent networking; and you'll be able to represent your books as only you can! Click here to join one of our event Project Teams.
Perhaps best of all, exhibiting with IPNE is a small fraction of the cost of mounting a full exhibit on your own. Our volunteers get to know your books and represent them with genuine enthusiasm, even after the shows are over. Please join us!