The Buffalo and Erie County Library is gearing up for its fourth annual Indie Author Day. Currently, the Library is looking for local indie authors who are looking to showcase their books. The Library says that it is seeing a great response to this annual event, especially with the rise of self-publishing services and indie presses. With more authors being able to access online publishing, more and more books are being released, many of which are featured at the annual Indie Author Day.
“Erie County is home to such a vibrant literary community and the Library is committed to supporting these diverse voices,” said Library System Director Mary Jean Jakubowski. “We are thrilled to provide this opportunity for local authors and those thinking about publishing to come together, network and learn from one another.”
Books will be displayed by genre, and authors will be encouraged to circulate throughout the space and to attend presentations on topics such as how to edit, market and publish a book.
Authors and illustrators are encouraged to sign up for the Indie Author Day, which will take place at the Library on Saturday, October 12 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. The event is part of a nationwide effort to connect indie authors with their local public libraries. Organizers of the Buffalo event are hoping that authors “build relationships” with their peers, in order to create an even more vibrant and resourceful local independent publishing network.
Indie Author Day is free, but those wishing to display their books must register by visiting: Indie Author Day or calling 716-858-7181. Space is limited and will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis.