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Celebrate Indie Author Week
Let’s face it, becoming a self-published author is hard. Even the best of writers can struggle to make decisions about how to market and manage the business side of being an independent artist. Whether you have been in the writing game for years or you are just starting to conceptualize your first book, you are not alone. Join us at the Main library for a week long series of events aimed to help independent authors connect and learn from one another.
Indie Author Week: ALLi Keynote Address
Mon, Oct 9, 6:00 pm Auditorium
Kick off Indie Author Week with a discussion about the rise and current state of indie authorship. Our keynote Skype session will feature representatives from the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi).
Indie Author Week: Independent Bookstores and the New Normal
Mon, Oct 9, 7:00 pm Auditorium
Join Wanda Jewell, Executive Director of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance for a presentation on the “new normal” of independent bookstores and what it means for independent authors.
Indie Author Week: Techniques of Tenacity
Tue, Oct 10, 6:00 pm Room 213
Registration online. Join us for a workshop designed to develop writing discipline. Taught by James D. McCallister, a two-time South Carolina Writer’s Workshop and SC Fiction Project awardee as well as a 2012 Faulkner-Wisdom finalist.
Indie Author Week: Decisions, Decisions! Making the Right Ones for Your Book
Wed, Oct 11, 6:00 pm Theater
Join us for a conversation with mystery writer Wanda Craig about the countless decisions one has to make when working with a self-publishing company. From determining how to distribute your book to selecting a cover design learn how to effectively weigh your self-publishing options.
Indie Author Week: Panel Discussion
Thu, Oct 12, 6:00 pm Auditorium
Join us for a panel conversation featuring local indie authors James D. McCallister, Carla Damron, Shigeharu Kobayashi and Deena Bouknight.
Indie Author Week: Evidence for Indies Webcast
Sat, Oct 14, 2:00 pm, Theater
“Evidence for Indies” examined Library Journal’s groundbreaking Self-Published Book Survey Report, a first-of-its-kind study that examines the relationship between public libraries and self-published books. Library Journal’s Reviews Director Kiera Parrott joined librarian Carla Sarratt and indie publishing experts K.S. Brooks of Indies Unlimited and Carl Pritzkat of Booklife to discuss the report’s implications on matters ranging from self-published book acquisition to programming for local writers. Chockablock with insightful information, this webinar appeals to both librarians and indie and authors.
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