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Independent publishing has become a major force in the world of books, and book production is more accessible than ever, with a wide range of formats and options for authors to choose from. The options can be daunting, however, as can the next steps of marketing and selling your published book.
Our regional groups program aims to empower and educate indie authors and small publishers about the possibilities of independent publishing. Members share projects and learn from each other as well as from visiting experts. Meetings are open to IPNE members and non-members alike, with a 50% membership discount available to those who RSVP and attend in person.
The flagship Metro Boston Independent Publishers group comprises about 12 self-published authors, editors. small publishers, and representatives from IPNE and other organizations. At each bi-monthly meetup, we update individual projects, brainstorm challenges, and discuss topics ranging from finding the right publishing platform to editing and design to marketing and beyond.
IPNE and Robbins Library Host Publishing Workshop and Book Awards Ceremony
On Saturday, November 4, 2017, IPNE and the Robbins Library in Arlington MA co-sponsored a publishing workshop on How to Publish Your Book and hosted the awards ceremony for this year's IPNE Book Awards competition.
Panelists Eddie Vincent (Encircle Publications), Susannah Noel (Noel Editorial), Mellisa Sherlin (Writers Business School), Glenn C. Koenig (Message Rain) and Charlotte Pierce (Pierce Press) shared their publishing insights with an audience brimming with questions. The discussion ranged from publishing models to editing to ISBN's to distribution and marketing. The workshop culminated with each panelist giving the audience one Do and one Don't tip as advice for indie publishers. Jill Cofsky (Jill Cofsky Voice Actor) and Nelson Suit (Inkspokes Media) acted as co-moderators.
The event was also the occasion for the presentation of the 2017 IPNE Book Awards honoring independently published works entered in this year's competition (and for IPNE members to get together to catch up and meet new friends). Winners and finalists were presented award certificates in each of 9 categories, plus the IPNE Book of the Year. Congratulations to all and in particular to Chuck Veit and his book The Yankee Expedition to Sebastopol (published by 31by5), which won this year's IPNE Book of the Year Award. All winners and finalists are posted on our the IPNE 2017 Book Awards Winners and Finalists page.
Thank you to all who helped with this event and the book awards, including the book awards entrants, members of the book awards committee, the judges, the Robbins Library and all of you who took time out to attend!
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Who are the Winners of the 2017 IPNE Book Awards?
Winners were announced at an awards ceremony and publishing workshop held in Arlington, MA on November 4, 2017.
Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all the volunteers, judges, panelists and Robbins Library for bringing the book awards and the publishing workshop to fruition!
(Click below to find out all the Book Award winners!)
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