Greetings, 2021 IPNE Publishing Conference Attendees!

Thank you for joining us at this year’s IPNE Publishers and Authors Conference! Below is the schedule with links to each session. Please mute yourself upon entering the room. If there is a Q&A session, please use the chat function in Zoom. Again, thank you for coming, and enjoy the Conference! – Eddie Vincent, IPNE President


8:00 to 9:00 - Member Meeting 
IPNE Member Meeting (CP/bc)
9:00-10:00 - Children's Books
Publishing Children’s Books: Marketing, K-12, DEI, Karen Inglis, Jane Wood, Maria Dismondy (CP/bc)
9:00-10:00 - Agent Presentation 
The Road To Publication Is Filled With Roundabouts: Dramamine Recommended! Susan Nystoriak, Agent, Golden Wheat Literary (MR/mcj)
10:00-11:00 - Self-Publishing
PANEL: Self-Publishing 101, Paige Allen & Josh Floyd, IngramSpark  (CP/bc)
10:00-11:00 - Pitch to Agent 
PITCH TO AGENT: Susan Nystoriak, Golden Wheat Literary
Adult Fiction: Romantic Comedy, Women's Fiction Mystery/Suspense (Limit 5)  (MCJ/mr)
11:00-12:00 - Amazon
Amazon Deep Dive, Ian Lamont, In30MInutes & Lean Media (BC/ev)
11:00-12:00 - Crowdfunding 
Kicking A** on Kickstarter - How to Crowdfund Your Writing Career to Success, Charlotte Pierce, Jason Brick, Russell Nohelty (MR/mcj)
12:00-1:00 - Podcasting
Podcasting to Build Your Platform, Charlotte Pierce, Pierce Press (BC/ev)
12:00-1:00 - Networking 
1:00-2:00 - Q&A with IPNE
LUNCH: Open Q&A with IPNE Board of Directors  (CP/bc)
ROOM 1: 2:00-3:00 - Distribution
Traditional Book Distribution, Jason Brockwell, President, National Book Network (BC/ev)
ROOM 2: 2:00-3:00 - Audiobooks
The Writer's Other Voice: Authors as Audiobook Narrators, Mary Catherine Jones, Voice Over Vermont (MR/cp)

ROOM 1: 3:00-4:00 - Social Media
Plot Twist! Instagram 102 & Social Media Marketing, Julia Scott & Ashlie Woods, J Scott Marketing  (CP/bc)

ROOM 2: 3:00-4:00 - Agent Presentation 
Querial Killers: How Not to Get an Agent (Even if You Are a Brilliant Writer), Katharine Sands, Agent, Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency  (MR/mcj)

ROOM 1: 4:00-5:00 - Metadata
Metadata Metacognition: What We Think about When We Think About What the Customer is Thinking, Sean Maher, Dir. Marketing, Chelsea Green  (BC/cp)

ROOM 2: 4:00-5:00 - Pitch to Agent
PITCH TO AGENT: Katharine Sands, Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Memoir - the gamut! (Limit 5) (MR/mcj)

ROOM 1: 5:00-6:00 - IngramSpark Q&A
Ask IngramSpark! Q&A with Paige Allen & Josh Floyd  (CP/bc)

ROOM 2: 5:00-6:00 - Publishing 101 
PANEL: Traditional, Hybrid, Vanity: Definitions & Best Practices   (MCJ/mr)
Eddie Vincent, Stephen McArthur,"Bill Schubart

ROOM 1: 6:00 - 7:00 - Closing Remarks
Closing, Eddie Vincent, IPNE President and Happy Hour/Networking   (MCJ/bc?)

ROOM 2 Closed: 6:00-7:00 PM 

ROOM 1: 7:00-8:00 - BOOK AWARDS!
9th Annual IPNE Book Awards (bc)

ROOM 2 Closed: 7:00-8:00 PM


ROOM 1: 4:00 PM Workshop with Jane Friedman Click here for paid sign-up (required) ($40). Zoom link will be sent to registrants by Saturday PM. (CP)


Recordings will be made available to registered attendees after the Conference.

  • KEYNOTE: Paige Allen, Director, IngramSpark - Publishing Industry Overview (CP/bc)
  • FACE THE BOOK LIVE with Paige Allen, Director, IngramSpark  (CP/bc)
  • Pitching a TV Series: Tips for Success, Ron Holsey, TV Writer/Producer  (CP/bc)
  • Author & Publisher: Imperatives for Prepublication - Bill Schubart  (MCJ/mr)
  • KEYNOTE PANEL: Meet Our Experts, Paige Allen, Cevin Bryerman, Jane Friedman (EV/bc)
  • Book Review Strategies: An Insider's Guide - Cevin Bryerman, Publisher, Publisher's Weekly (BC/cp)
  • Present & Future of Book Printing, Tim Knickerbocker, Books International (MR/mcj)
  • The Contrarian's Guide To Loving Bookselling, Publishing and Authors, Michael DeSanto, Phoenix Books, VT  (BC/ev)
  • Navigating the Turbulent Waters of Publishing, Jack Rochester, Ruby Fink, Rob Swigart, Jason Brick, Mike Rochester  (MCJ)
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