The Darien Public Library, in Connecticut, http://www.darienlibrary.org/ has been focussing recently on writers and their needs. One of the results of this is the installation of one of only 25 print-on-demand book machines in the whole of North America. (See my post on 11/16/11 http://gabicoatsworth.com/2011/11/16/the-writers-espresso-machine/) Now they’re running a panel all about self-publishing – the newest way to get your work into print if you’re tired of waiting for Penguin to realize how talented you are.
Here’s the basic information from their web site:
Have you ever dreamed of publishing your own novel, memoir, or cookbook of herring recipes passed down from your Norwegian grandmother? Well now you can! And you can do it all using Darien Library’s brand new Espresso Book Machine.
On Thursday, February 2 at 7 p.m. in an event co-sponsored by On Demand Books, we will host a panel presentation to show the secrets of self-publishing.
– Self-Published Author William Edgerton will speak about his experience publishing his mystery novel “Wine Killer.”
– Self-Published Book Designer and Author Sandy Garnett will recount his experience with designing self-published books and publishing his memoir “Baloney Express.”
– Award-Winning Author Adair Heitmann will discuss how to promote oneself as an author.
– Stephanie Anderson of WORD Brooklyn will discuss the decision-making process in purchasing self-published works to sell.
The chance of talking to people who’ve actually been there is what makes this an evening not to be missed – be there!
PS You can RSVP on their Facebook page, if you like.