Thank You for a Successful
9th Annual IPNE Independent
Publishers and Authors Conference

"Publishing During a Pandemic"

November 6 - 7, 2020

Conference Details HERE
Special Offers HERE
For nearly a 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 business to new heights. This fall’s 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.
IPNE Book Award Winners, Sat. Nov. 7 

Keynote Speakers

Angela Bole
Friday, Nov. 6th 12:30-1:30

Angela Bole is chief executive officer of the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), the largest book publishing association in the U.S. serving. IBPA’s mission is to lead and serve the independent publishing community through advocacy, education, and tools for success. IBPA’s vision is a world where every independent publisher has the tools and knowledge needed to professionally engage in all aspects of the publishing industry.
  Prior to joining IBPA, Angela served two years as deputy executive director of the Book Industry Study Group (BISG), an organization that fosters conversation and consensus across all sectors of the book business. Before that, she served two years as BISG’s associate director and two years as its marketing and communications manager.
  Angela holds a Masters of Science in Book Publishing from New York University and teaches a course on self-publishing within UCLA Extention's Writers Program. In 2018, she was awarded the Book Industry Study Group’s Community Builder Award, given to an individual in recognition of significant work done to engage a representative set of book industry stakeholders. In 2019, she was named a Publishers Weekly notable person of the year.

Carol Gino
Sat., Nov. 7th 1:30-2:30

Carol Gino RN, MA, has been a nurse, author and teacher for many years. She has worked in all areas of nursing including Emergency Room, Intensive Care, the Burn Unit, Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, Pediatric Intensive Care, and Hospice Care for the terminally ill. She was also Mario Puzo's partner for 20 years and has written a new book titled Me and Mario: Love, Power and Writing with Mario Puzo, author of The Godfather.

Currently, through coaching one-on-one with individual clients, her Masters in Transpersonal Studies allows her to focus on new modalities for healing, changes in consciousness, and cross-cultural healing. Carol is the author or co-author of over 8 books, including Los Angeles Times and New York Times bestsellers. She's also created several products and online programs for Nurses, Writers and those seeking their Higher Guidance.

Featured Speakers

Michael Marion Sharpe
Fri. Nov. 6th 1:30-2:30
How to launch your book with a multicultural-diversity publisher, and why you should.

David Hahn
Fri. Nov. 6th 1:30-2:30

PANEL: No Better Time to Self-Publish
Jack Rochester, Stephen McArthur, Ralph Henley, and Julie Shoerke
Fri. Nov. 6th 3:00-4:00

Michael Boezi
Podcasting as a Virtual Book Group
Fri. Nov. 6th 4:00-5:00

Phil Gabbard
New Author/Book Marketing: "Save $50K Marketing Your Book.”
Fri. Nov. 6th 5:00-6:00

Grace O'Donnell
Is there an objective truth and can we as interviewers find it.
Sat. Nov. 7th 9:00-10:00

Steven Porter
Bookstore Basics for New Authors
Sat. Nov. 7th 10:00-11:00

Alinka Rutkowska
How to Become a USA Today best-selling author
Sat. Nov. 7th 11:00-12:00

Charlotte Pierce
Regional Groups: Where Collaboration Is the New Competition
Sat. Nov. 7th 12:00-1:00

Ian Lamont
Amazon Product Discovery

Sat. Nov. 7th 2:30-3:30

Ruby Fink & James Delhauer
Books of Past and Future: How to Make Your Audiobook Stand Out
Sat. Nov. 7th 4:00-5:00

8th Annual IPNE Book Awards

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

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