Charlotte Pierce (Pierce Press), current board member and past president with Independent Publishers of New England (IPNE) represented the regional organization and focused on the ways that IPNE can help author members “make better books and sell more of them.”
“Workshops like these are a win-win,” said Charlotte. “The first thing that grabbed me was that two independent stores were collaborating to put on the workshops. How cool is that? It also struck me how the bookstores are motivated to hold them since they generate revenue through ticket sales and educate the sometimes inexperienced indie authors who show up at their doors wondering how to sell books.
“And if you are an indie author/publisher, editor, designer or other type of publishing services provider with some experience,” added Charlotte, “participating in events like these is a great way promote excellence in publishing, to develop a relationship with your regional bookstores, and broaden and deepen your platform.”