So You’ve Written a Book– Now What?

Mysteries of Being an Indie Author Revealed at our 2nd Annual Inlandia Indie Authors Fair

Saturday, July 25 at 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Ovitt Family Community Library

215 E C St, Ontario, California 91764 Show Map

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What does it mean to be an “independent” author? Have you self-published a book or do you have an interest in learning more about the process? Building on the success of last year’s presentation, this year’s Indie Authors Fair is brought to you in partnership with the Ovitt Family Community Library and is free and open to the public. Join us at 2 pm on Saturday July 25 at the Ovitt Family Community Library in Ontario to discover ways to make your dream a reality.

We will begin with a keynote presentation by Corinne Litchfield called, “I’m Published, Now What?” followed by three concurrent breakout sessions: Kathryn Lynn Davis (author), “All about E-Books”; Zachary Cortes (publicist), “Increasing Your Value & Visibility”, and Corinne Litchfield (Social Media Consultant), “Tips on Writing Content for Twitter and/or Facebook”.

Social media consultant Corinne Litchfield specializes in working with authors of all experience levels on building their online presence. Join us as Corinne discusses the 4 things you need to consider when building your online platform, whether or not you really need a blog, and the tools you can choose from to build a website and social media presence that works for you. Bring your questions!

“You wrote an amazing book and you just published it – or you’re close to publishing. But you’re a writer, not a marketer or publicist. How on earth will you promote AND still have time to write? The good news is that there’s an easy way to figure out what you really need in order to promote your book, and you don’t necessarily need a lot of money – or time – to establish yourself online.”

For independent authors who are also interested in becoming a member of the Inlandia Institute and in displaying and selling their work during the fair, we are offering a special $25 discounted membership option (half the usual minimum donation) through July 25. Indie authors, become a member today at this special rate and reserve your table space to display and sell books during the Indie Authors Fair. (For current members, send an email today to reserve your space: cati.porter@inlandiainstitute.org.)

All authors at the fair are encouraged to participate in the “Sound Bytes” portion of the presentation where authors will have the opportunity to make a 60-second quick pitch at an open mic to tell the audience a little about their book and journey.
Schedule:
2:00 – 2:30: Browse the Indie Authors Tables
2:30 – 3:00: Keynote Address by Corinne Litchfield
3:00 – 3:15: Break & Mingling
3:15 – 4:15: Breakout sessions
4:15 – 4:30: Indie Authors Sound Bytes Open Mic
4:30- 5:00: Browse the Indie Authors Tables

About the presenters:

Publicist Zachary Cortes, says “Like a manager and talent agent, a publicist is an integral part of a team. Our resources include contacts in the industry, both in the USA and abroad which are hand selected to fit your craft. Regardless of whether you’re a musician, singer, songwriter, actor, dancer, model or an author and no matter where you reside, we are able to help you increase your value and visibility.”

Benny and Zachary are media industry professionals who offer insightful Q&A panels for those in the arts and entertainment. Radio host Benny features guests who are both entertaining and enlightening, and Zachary operates a pr agency, representing literary artists and performing artists. Both know what it takes to reach the masses, thus their discussions center on how to build and maintain an audience, which leads to enjoying commercial success.

Kathryn Lynn Davis has written eight novels, including At the Wind’s Edge, Child of Awe, Sing to Me of Dreams, and The New York Times Bestseller, Too Deep for Tears, all of which are now available as e-books. Her work has also appeared in the anthology, Mother: Famous Writers Celebrate Motherhood with a Treasury of Short Stories, Essays, and Poems.

Corinne Litchfield is a social media manager who works with authors, nonprofits and small businesses to create and maintain websites and social media accounts including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. She applies her experience as a publicist and journalist to coach clients on best practices in self-promotion and content creation. In addition to social media consulting, Litchfield is also the founder and editor in chief of Paper Bag Writers (www.paperbagwriters.net), an online literary project focused on curating fiction, nonfiction and poetry written on brown paper lunch bags. She is a contributing editor to Sacramento Magazine, has published short fiction and poetry, and is currently revising her first novel. http://www.corinnelitchfield.com/

Books will be available for sale throughout this event, and light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact the Inlandia Institute at 951 790 2458 or email Cati.Porter@InlandiaInstitute.org.

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