For Immediate ReleaseSeptember 27, 2016
Free event 10/8 includes talks, well-known authors, new self-publishing platform
Corte Madera, CA – The Marin County Free Library (MCFL) is joining forces with libraries around the country to participate in the inaugural Indie Author Day by hosting a free public event October 8 at the Corte Madera library branch.
"This event provides an opportunity to be engaged with the rich literary talent of the area and find easy to use and powerful tools to become a published author,” MCFL Director Sara Jones said. “It also is a great example of fulfilling the library's mission to create connections for our community to explore, imagine and innovate."
Indie Author Day will help launch SELF-e, a digital self-publishing platform available to MCFL patrons. The innovative service, created by Library Journal in collaboration with BiblioBoard, offers indie authors and aspiring writers the opportunity to upload their e-books, expand their readership, and broaden their fan base. Content submitted on the SELF-e platform will be evaluated by Library Journal and, if selected, appear in a curated collection of self-published e-books showcased at participating libraries nationwide.
“With SELF-e, the Marin County Free Library can help writers gain a wider audience for their e-books,” said Jen Robinson, Digital Initiatives Manager for MCFL. “We welcome all authors and aspiring writers to visit and learn more about this new resource for our local writing community.”
Almost 300 libraries in North America are participating in Indie Author Day to help local authors get discovered and for readers to find new books from local writers. Organizers will offer programming on indieauthorday.com to help libraries and authors stay connected throughout the year.
MCFL’s event will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Corte Madera branch at 707 Meadowsweet Drive. Speakers and discussion topics include:
Speakers will be selling their books at the events (cash or checks only) and a percentage of the sales supports the Friends of Marin County Free Library.
For more details about the event, visit marinlibrary.org/indieauthorday.
Sara JonesDirectorMarin County Free Library
3501 Civic Center DriveSan Rafael, CA 94903(415) 473-6051Email: Sara JonesLibrary website