acorn   Pierce Press

acorn   Pierce Press

collaboration is the new competition



Charlotte Pierce

An independent publisher since 1989 when she started Pierce Press after moving to the Boston area from New York City, Charlotte Pierce has long advocated for the collaborative economy. She wrote the editorial, Collaboration Is the New Competition, in the 2015 IPNE Catalog. She serves on the board of Independent Publishers of New England, where she has been involved since 2007.

Charlotte welcomes inquiries from potential guests for IPNE’s three live-streaming YouTube shows, Ask the Experts, Face The Book TV (authors & book reviews) and IPNE Office Hours (daily drop-in and Q&A for members), produced in collaboration with IPNE. She is the former managing editor for Home Office Computing Magazine (Scholastic) in New York, and started in publishing as a regional editor for Outdoor Empire Publishing in Seattle.

Charlotte grew up on a small farm in Eastern Washington and is an avid sculler (rower). She enjoys hiking, geocaching, language learning, adventure travel, fiber arts, and all manner of crafting & making. She graduated from the University of Washington (BA cum laude) and Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government (Master’s in Public Administration, 1992).

Pierce Press gives free 30-minute book publishing consulting sessions for members of Independent Publishers of New England. Contact us for a full schedule of fees for podcast production, book shepherding, and publishing consulting.

Face The Book TV Podcast

Face The Book TV (tm) video/audio podcast returns March 19 with the topic “Here’s My Manuscript. Now What?” Invited panelists include Eddie Vincent, president of Independent Publishers of New England and Encircle Publications, and Shawn Andersen, president of the League of Vermont Writers, plus an IPNE Author Spotlight, to be announced!

Watch live & comment on our regular podcasts here, or listen on your favorite podcast app!

Ready, Row! USA Podcast

We began our Ready, Row! USA (tm) podcast with a preview of the USRowing Convention in December, 2018 and became a media partner of USRowing at their Convention in December 2018. Check out our 5 dozen-plus episodes at our Rowing Chat blog or join live on YouTube, LinkedIn, and Facebook!

Watch live & comment on our weekly podcasts here, or listen on your favorite podcast app!


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