Local writers are invited to attend Indie Author Day at Sedona Public Library on Saturday, October 12, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Si Birch Community Room. Indie Author Day is a day when libraries around the country welcome their local indie authors for educational workshops, networking, and mingling.
All writers are welcome to participate in Indie Author Day, including self-published and traditionally published authors, as well as aspiring authors who have never been published. The event, which is free and open to the public, will begin with a short meet and greet at 1 p.m., followed by presentations that will give writers the opportunity to learn from other locals who are knowledgeable about different aspects of indie publishing.
The Library’s Indie Author Day program includes these presentations:
1:15 p.m.--Turning Real Life into Fiction by Robert Louis DeMayo. The presenter is the author of six books that have won eight national awards. His latest, "The Sirens of Oak Creek," is a historical mystery spanning 12 centuries. During his presentation, DeMayo will discuss his journey into self-publishing, how his travels have influenced his writing, his process and journey into self-publishing, and what he’s learned along the way.
2:15 p.m.— There’s More to Publishing than Just Writing a Book by Kim Boykin. Author of four novels (including "The Wisdom of Hair" and "Echoes of Mercy") and six novellas, Boykin has published with Penguin and small presses, and has self-published. She will discuss the ins and outs of the publishing world and the importance of finding and embracing your own process.
3:15 p.m.— Critical Tools for Marketing Your Book by Diana Phelps. Your success and sales as an author depend on mastering the right marketing tools to help promote your book. Phelps will start with a discussion of PR and events and then concentrate on websites and important social media tools. She is a Sedona resident who spent over 30 years in corporate and academic marketing before self-publishing several books, including "The Author’s Concise Guide to Marketing: How to Jumpstart Sales of Your Self-Published Book."
Indie Author Day is your chance as part of the Verde Valley indie writing community to build connections with other writers and learn more about independent publishing. Please share this information with your author friends. We hope to see you there! Happy writing!
Sedona Public Library is a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization. We are grateful for the support of Friends of the Sedona Library, the City of Sedona, Yavapai and Coconino Counties, businesses and foundations, and individuals like you. Your tax-deductible donation may be sent to: Sedona Public Library, 3250 White Bear Road, Sedona, AZ 86336 or can be made online at www.sedonalibrary.org.
The Library is located at 3250 White Bear Road in West Sedona. For more information call 928-282-7714 or visit sedonalibrary.org.
Sedona Public Library
Column for October 4, 2019
Written by Judy Poe, Assistant Library Director
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