Indie Author Conference & Showcase

Saturday, March 07, 2015, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Location: Parma-Snow -

Audiences: Adults

Event Type: Author

Two in one! A CONFERENCE for writers. A SHOWCASE of local self-published authors. Both free and open to the public.

CONFERENCE, 11:00 a.m.–1:45 p.m. Registration required. Conference space is limited so please register below. Writers and authors, learn about self-publishing from local independent authors. Attend one, two or all three sessions.

11:00–11:45 a.m. Jim Kukral, “The New Rules of Self-Publishing.”
Anyone can produce high quality print and digital books. Learn the new rules of self-publishing from author/internet marketing professional Jim Kukral, the founder of AuthorMarketingInstitute.com. Jim was named by Dun&Bradstreet as one of “The Most Influential Small Business People on Twitter” and chosen by SmallBizTrends.com as one of 100 top small business influencers online.

12:00–12:45 p.m. J. Thorn, “How I Went from Selling 2 Books a Day to 200.”
J. Thorn made just about every publishing mistake and learned quickly from each one. Now he is a Top 100 Most Popular Author in Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy (Amazon Author Rank), having published over a million words and sold 100,000+ books worldwide. With humor and honesty, he’ll share advice every self-publishing author needs to know.

1:00–1:45 p.m. Cathy Suehisa, BiblioLabs, “SELF-e: Connecting Writers with their Readers, at the Library”
SELF-e is a free, innovative service from BiblioLabs and Library Journal, designed to launch self-publishing authors into their local communities and the wider world. Our Library is the first in the state to embrace the program, leading to the Ohio Indie Authors collection. Find out how to get started on SELF-e today!

SHOWCASE, 2:00–4:00 p.m. NO registration required.
Meet local independent authors and ask questions about their books and self-publishing experiences. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Participating authors, with links to websites, where available: