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Saturday, October 15 • 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Your Book as a Business

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Whether you self-publish or go a more traditional route, the minute you decide to publish a book, you’re running a business. A-List authors like Stephen King can count on some hand-holding from their big publishers, but independent publishers are a different story. If you decide to “go indie,” either with a company or on your own, you’ll need to get up to speed on best business practices and the existing business models available to you. That’s where this session comes in. Independent publishers Charlotte Pierce, Deidre C. Randall, and Eddie Vincent will outline various routes to indie publishing success and answer your questions. Sponsored by Independent Publishers of New England and moderated by Karen Einstein, IPNE’s vice president.

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Karen Einstein

Karen Einstein is a contributing editor of the Peeragogy Project and the vice president of Independent Publishers of New England. She has been working in the field of education for over three decades. Einstein worked for the British Council and lived in Barcelona from 1994 to 2013. She is particularly interested in creating a classroom/working environment in which the skills of active listening, critical thinking, and supportive constructive... Read More →

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Charlotte Pierce

An indie publisher and freelancer since 1989 when she started Pierce Press after moving to the Boston area from New York City, Independent Publishers of New England president Charlotte Pierce is an advocate for the collaborative economy, both inside and outside of IPNE. She is the former managing editor for Home Office Computing Magazine in New York and started in publishing as a regional editor for Outdoor Empire Publishing in... Read More →
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Deidre C. Randall

Deidre C. Randall is the Publisher CEO of Peter E. Randall, Publisher. She received a M.Ed. in business administration from Antioch New England Graduate School in 1999, following thirteen years of direct service to literacy programs; grant preparation, teaching, college instruction, and project coordination. She worked closely with her father, Peter Randall, from 1998 to 2008, learning publishing from the ground up. Randall has consulted with and... Read More →
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Eddie Vincent

IPNE member Eddie Vincent, co-owner of Encircle Publications LLC, has been in the publishing and graphic design field for over thirty years. His company specializes in complete book production and is home to the Aurorean poetry journal. Vincent works with publishers and independent authors, helping them with all their design needs and all facets of bringing a book to life. Links: Encircle Publications


Saturday October 15, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
BPL Commonwealth Salon 700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA