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Gearing up for the “Big Three” Fall Book Shows, and more!

As an IPNE member publisher, you’ll enjoy special access to our cooperative exhibits at the big regional book shows, where you can network with and learn from industry insiders, booksellers, agents, distributors, and fellow publishers. Your books will be included in the show catalogs, and event exhibitors get social media amplification on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter (X). As a member exhibitor, you get to staff the booth, representing your own books and the organization in general, in the spirit of “indies helping indies.”

New England Independent Booksellers Association (NEIBA), Sept. 11-13

IPNE hosts a cooperative exhibit table at NEIBA’s annual Fall Conference, attended by upwards of 300 independent bookstore buyers, agents, and publishers. The conference features educational sessions, author presentations, and networking opportunities for booksellers and publishers. It is a key event for those involved in the independent book industry in New England.

New England Library Association (NELA), Oct. 20-22, 2024

IPNE’s exhibit at the New England Library Association’s Annual Conference takes place at the Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland, ME. This conference gives members important access to the regional library community, and provides a platform for librarians’ professional development and networking. Librarians love the regional and niche books offered by IPNE’s independent publishers.

Boston Book Festival, Oct. 26, 2024

The fall’s premiere bookselling event for IPNE members is the Boston Book Festival, an annual celebration that brings together upwards of 20,000 readers and writers. The festival features author talks, panel discussions, writing workshops, and a literary marketplace. This event attracts a diverse audience and provides a platform for discussing contemporary literary issues and trends.

IPNE Annual Conference, Nov. 1-2, 2024

The IPNE Annual Conference is a must-attend on-line event for independent publishers. Attendees can choose from expert panels, networking sessions, keynotes, and workshops that provide valuable insights into the publishing industry. This event is perfect for fostering connections among professionals and learning from industry leaders.

IPNE Book Awards Ceremony, January 2025

The IPNE Book Awards Ceremony is an event that celebrates the achievements of independent authors and publishers. It recognizes outstanding contributions to the publishing industry and honors those who excel in their craft.

IPNE Educational Workshops

Throughout the year, IPNE offers entry-, mid-, and high-level educational workshops aimed at helping booksellers improve their business practices, enhance customer engagement, stay current with industry trends, and meet “movers & shakers” in the field. Recent workshops include talks on artificial intelligence by self-publishing guru Joanna Penn and author website & email strategies by Hot Sheet publisher Jane Friedman.

IPNE Regional Group Meetups

IPNE hosts a series of monthly and quarterly informal meetups in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Vermont. Topics cover a range of topics relevant to independent publishers. Topics include marketing strategies, digital publishing, and author branding. These webinars are designed to help you stay informed and enhance your skills from the comfort of your home.

ARLINGTON, MA TOWN DAY 2022

ARLINGTON, MA TOWN DAY 2022

IPNE AT ARLINGTON, MA TOWN DAY 2022WHEN: September 17, 20229:30 AM - 3:00 PM   WHERE: 700-800 Massachusetts Ave.Arlington, MassachusettsIPNE is pleased to offer this...

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IPNE ANNUAL BOOK AWARDS

IPNE ANNUAL BOOK AWARDS

ANNOUNCING:The IPNE ANNUAL BOOK AWARDS!Every year, the Independent Publishers of New England runs its Book Awards program with the aim of recognizing the "best of the best"...

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