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Indie Author Day

October 14, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Indie Author logoWelcome to Indie Author Day: an all-day celebration of local and self-published authors!

Indie Author Day is an opportunity for the indie community to come together at their local library to help local self-published and independent authors get discovered and for readers to find new books written by fellow community members. Independent authors and aspiring writers can also participate in presentations and workshops about writing, editing, and publishing. Learn more about Indie Author Day, now in its second year, on its website.

More than 20 authors, writing for all ages, will appear at this year’s Indie Author Day: meet local authors of children’s books, teen fiction, and adult fiction and nonfiction. The list of authors is available on our Indie Author Day page!

Schedule of Events

10 a.m.-4 p.m.:

Author meet-and-greets!

10 a.m.-4 p.m.:

Drop in to the Teen Area for writing prompts and bookish activities – and enter for a chance to win our book-related prizes!

10 a.m.-3 p.m.:

Stop by the Little Red Coffee Van for a delicious coffee to pair with your books!

11 a.m.:

Exploring Your Publishing Options with Pete Planisek

So you’ve labored over your masterpiece and you’re reading publish. But with so many publishing choices, which is the right path for you? Do you need an agent? Should you self-publish? Does a print or ebook version make more sense? Join us to learn which options might be best for you.

12-12:30 p.m.:

Readers Advisory for Authors!

Rest and recharge your creativity batteries: how to find materials that will inspire writers!

1-1:30 p.m.:

Marketing for Authors

With Sandra Gurvis, Sandee Hemphill, and Marcia James.

1:30-2 p.m.:

Self-Publishing versus Traditional Publishing: Author Talk!

With Laura Bickle, Liz Coley, Judy Carey Nevin, and Joe Sutphin. Moderated by Jody Casella

2 p.m.:

E-Books: Good News and Challenges with Sandra Gurvis

Good News and Challenges. While ebooks have opened up a world of possibilities for writers, they also have their pitfalls — and sometimes even pratfalls. The good news is that now, with the right blend of talent, ability, and market sense, you can put your written vision into words — and not only have artistic control but also earn a king’s share of royalties. This workshop will provide not only an overview of the process but also a step-by-step guide of what to expect (and avoid).




October 14, 2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Information Services Department
614-837-4104. ext. 233


Pickerington Public Library
201 Opportunity Way
pickerington, OH 43147 United States
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The library will be closed on Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day. Our E-Branch is open 24/7 to read, watch, listen and learn.

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