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

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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, and you’ll need to know about book design, metadata, ISBNs, and book launches.

At this year’s 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 conferences have covered topics such as:

  • Publishing 101
  • The value of book marketing analytics
  • Finding and working with agents
  • Copyright considerations with ChatGPT
  • Leveraging AI
  • Social media marketing
  • Podcasting and live streaming
  • Audiobook production and distribution
  • Distribution platforms and strategies 
  • Grants and crowdfunding
  • Leveraging relationships with bookstores
  • Getting away from Amazon: create your own store
  • Diversifying your formats
  • Book design and formatting

Make Better Books & Sell More of Them is the working theme of the 2024 conference, coming to you via Zoom on Friday and Saturday, November 1st and 2nd. You don’t need to be a publisher, a published author, or even a New Englander to join the virtual crowd. But you will find plenty of experienced publishers and author-publishers to learn from and network with.

About the Independent Publishers of New England

The Independent Publishers of New England (IPNE) is an organization of authors, booksellers, and other publishing professionals who collaborate to help each other learn and succeed in the field of independent book publishing.