Tomorrow, all across the land, libraries will be celebrating independent authors. It’s a natural collaboration, although harder to make the connection than you might think.
It’s the usual problem of discoverability – letting libraries know our books are available through their preferred channels – combined with the obsolescing notion that self-published books must be inferior. That might have been true once upon a time and there are certainly still plenty of cringe-worthy indie works out there, but increasingly, indie books are where the midlist – engaging, original, well-written books that aren’t trendy enough for an airport.
Come out and see for yourself!
I’m doing my presentation about Business Plans for Creative People, mostly about defining goals but other parts also, at 4:00 in the San Antonio West branch of BiblioTech.
Here’s the whole San Antonio program.
10:30AM – AUTHOR PRESENTATION
Cynthia Levesque, Blogging and Social Media – Is it for me?
11:00AM – MEET THE AUTHORS (table event)
Jerry Frazier – Mystery/History
Alex Bexar – Science Fiction
Jo Condrill – Nonfiction, Self-Help
Andrea Stehle – Science Fiction/Fantasy
Nicholas Paschall – Horror
Richard Poe – Literary Fiction
12:00PM – PUBLISHER PRESENTATION
A’Mera Frieman – Breaking the Line Books
1:00PM – STREAMING AUTHOR PANEL
Robin Cutler – Director, IngramSpark
Kiera Parrott – Reviews Director, Library Journal
Jim Blanton – Chair, Kentucky Public Library Association
L. Penelope – Author, Paranormal & Fantasy Romance
Jon Fine, Moderator – Publishing Relations, Amazon.com
2:00PM – AUTHOR PRESENTATION
Diamond Wilson, Ten Ways to Build Your Platform
2:30PM – AUTHOR PRESENTATION
Jim Slattery, Self-Publishing
3:00PM – MEET THE AUTHORS (table event)
Jeffrey Truitt – Children’s
Gail Hart – Romance
Sally Jane Driscoll – Nonfiction, History
Michael Earney – Children’s and YA
Bob Doerr – Mystery, Thriller
Jim Slattery – Fiction, Social Science
4:00PM – AUTHOR PRESENTATION
Anna Castle, Business Plans for Creative People
The Rest of the Nation
You can look up your locality up on the main page. If your library isn’t on there, call or write to express your profound indignation and your assumption that they will get with the program in 2017. Harrumph!