Join Us at the 8th Annual IPNE Independent Publishers and Authors Conference

"Gutenberg Meets the Brave New Digital World"

Marlboro, MA, Nov. 1-3, 2019

 An investment in knowledge pays the best interest - Ben Franklin

For nearly a decade, IPNE’s Annual Conference has been the region’s leading indie publishing event for anyone who wants to take their authoring and publishing business to new heights. This fall’s event will be the most exciting in recent memory.

Nearly two dozen experts will help you and your business succeed in the brave new world of publishing, where innovations come and go with dizzying speed. It’s never been a better time to be a publisher, yet it’s never been more challenging.

Come join us for an educational and fun-filled weekend that you won’t soon forget. We’ve got lots of gifts and surprises in store for you. And don't forget about the IPNE Book Awards on Saturday evening! Full details below. 

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Conference Schedule


Keynote Speakers

Cheryl Richardson


Cheryl Richardson is the New York Times bestselling author of several books including, Take Time for Your LifeLife MakeoversStand Up for Your LifeThe Unmistakable Touch of GraceThe Art of Extreme Self Care, You Can Create an Exceptional Life with Louise Hay, and her new book, Waking Up in Winter: In Search of What Really Matters at Midlife. She was the first president of the International Coach Federation. Her work has been covered widely in the media including Good Morning AmericaThe Today ShowCBS This MorningNew York TimesUSA TodayGood Housekeeping, and O Magazine. She was the team leader for the Lifestyle Makeover Series on the Oprah Winfrey Show and she accompanied Ms. Winfrey on the “Live Your Best Life” nationwide tour.

Robin Cutler


As Director of IngramSpark at Ingram Content Group, Robin is committed to helping independent publishers get their content into the hands of readers around the globe - quickly, easily, and affordably. She leads the development of IngramSpark and continues to support and refine the platform to better serve independent publishers around the world. She is a leader in the independent publishing space, and when not developing new programs and services for IngramSpark, she can often be found sharing her expertise at industry events around the world.

Other Featured Speakers 

We've got a dozen+ more presenters on authoring, publishing, marketing, and a range of other topics designed to help you get your message out and sell more books. We'll also have an "Open Mic" session for you to read your work. 

For Speaker Presentations and Bios, Go Here 

Nina Berman, NetGalley

Alinka Rutkowska, Author Remake (by video)

Victoria Sutherland, Publisher, Foreword Reviews (by video)

Christopher Kenneally, Copyright Clearance Center

Jeff Mayersohn, Owner, Harvard Book Store

Andrea Cleghorn, former Boston Herald Book Editor

Judith Briles, Book Shepherd (by video)

John Kremer, 1001 Ways to Market Your Books (by video)

Brian Jud, Association of Publishers for Special Sales

Mark Gusack, the Star-Struck Trek of a Would-Be Science Fiction Author and Independent Publisher

Deidre Wait, Book Production (by video)

Kathryn Guare and Susan Ritz, Publishing Journeys

Tordis Ilg Isselhardt and Pam Fenner, 21 Years and Counting - Highlights from IPNE's History

Pam Fenner, Kathy Brodsky, Inanna Arthen, and Tordis Ilg Isselhardt (moderator), Riding the Waves of Change: How Three Longtime Publishers Have Adapted 

Tanya Gold and Akiko Yamagata, Editing Workshop

Charlotte Pierce, IPNE Regional Chapters

David Shiang, Weird Scenes Inside the Gold Mine: Jim Morrison,
Albert Einstein, and the Shockingly Simple Solution to the Quantum Enigma


For Speaker Presentations and Bios, Go Here 


Who Should Attend 

Author Publishers (Self-Publishers)

Independent Publishers 

Partners of Publishers; Industry Suppliers

Writers and Others Who Dream of Being Happily Published


"I love the classics. I read them as soon as they write them."

                                     Cloris Leachman, on a sitcom


Conference Sponsors 



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Gifts and Prizes Galore!

Group Ad in Foreword Reviews (Qty. 1, value $305)

Your Book Featured in LibraryBub's Weekly Email Blast to 10,000 Librarians (Qty. 2, value $299 each) 

Get Your Message in Motion (6-part audio program by David Shiang, Qty. 3, value $297 each)

Free Upload of Your Books (Print and Electronic) to IngramSpark through 2019

One free Narration Audio File up to 3 Minutes in Length by Jill Cofsky

Expertly Designed Book Cover from ENC Graphic Services (value $350)

Free Mindfulness Programs from Sounds True

Deluxe Assortment of Free Pens

More coming ...

Contact talktous@ipne.org for more information.

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