10th Annual IPNE Independent Publishers & Authors Conference


  • FREE for members! Registration For 2021 IPNE Publishers & Authors Conference
  • Registration for non-members of IPNE, and this gives you a ONE-YEAR membership!
  • This FREE option is for those who wish to attend the Book Awards only, on the evening of Saturday, Nov. 6. Invite your friends!
  • Free conference access for sponsors, speakers, and IBPA affiliates.

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IPNE 10th Annual Conference

For a full decade, IPNE’s Annual Conference has been the region’s leading event for indie publishers and authors who want to take their authoring and publishing businesses to new heights. The 2020 first-ever online event was the most exciting in recent memory, with nearly two dozen experts giving attendees the keys to succeed in the brave new world of publishing. Watch this space for Conference speakers and special offers from sponsors & vendor members! 


  • Independent Publishers
  • Author Publishers (Self-Publishers)
  • Partners of Publishers; Industry Suppliers
  • Writers and Others Who Dream of Being Happily Published!

Keynote Speakers

 Register for Jane Friedman's 11/7 special workshop here 


  • Understanding the imperatives of pre-publication work
  • Publishing 101 = The Basics
  • Value of Book Marketing Analytics
  • Finding and Working with AgentsMarketing Children’s Books
  • Building Diversity into You Children's ListBook Review Strategies
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Podcasting and Live Streaming
  • Audiobook Production/ Distribution
  • Distribution Platforms & Strategies 
  • Grants and Crowdfunding
  • Developing Relationships with Bookstores
  • Getting Away from Amazon: Create Your Own Store
  • Expand your book brand into ancillary products
  • Writing for TV and Film / Pitching to studios
  • Present and Future of Book Printing Tim Knickerbocker
  • Book Design & Formatting 
  • ...AND MORE!

Silver Sponsors

Voice Over Vermont, Brilliant Light Publishing, Pierce Press; The Fictional Café; Seapoint Books; Encircle Publications

    Bronze Sponsor

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