Thursday, December 01, 2011

Shop & Learn at the Local Authors Expo

Local Authors Expo logo
The Sixth Annual Local Authors Expo is an extraordinary event showcasing Alabama authors and their books, including independent press and self-published titles. Shoppers will be able to meet each writer, purchase books, and obtain personalized autographed copies. The expo is Saturday, December 3, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Central Library. The goal of the expo is to increase awareness of self-published authors in the state and provide a forum for them to connect with community members and library patrons.

In addition to the expo, the library is hosting a program for aspiring authors titled “Every Writer Needs an Editor.” This program, presented by freelance editor Liz Reed, will outlLiz Reedine steps in the process of getting your book into print. This program will focus on self-publishing, including steps to self-publishing in a print-on-demand world, book and page design for print, and e-publishing for Kindle, Nook, iPad, and other e-environments. “Every Writer Needs an Editor” takes place from 10:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. in the Richard Arrington Auditorium. The program is free, however reservations are requested: http://everywriterneedseditor.eventbrite.com.

There are more than 90 authors of both adult and youth titles registered for the expo. For a complete list of participating writers, visit www.bplonline.org/programs/LocalAuthors.

The Local Authors Expo is presented by the Friends of the Birmingham Public Library. The Friends of the Birmingham Public Library is a nonprofit association that supports Birmingham Public Library special needs by providing volunteer and financial resources.

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