[Michlib-l] FW: speakers for self-publishing or how to get published

Denise Hooks dhooks at MMLC.INFO
Mon Feb 24 15:44:37 EST 2014

Hi, Kelli,

We recently had a Skype session with Mark Coker, Smashwords e-book Publisher/owner, at our Advisory Council meeting.  It was a great session for library directors considering adding a self-publishing service in their libraries.  I heard Mark speak at one of the e-book series hosted by MCLS.

Mark also speaks to authors and is so informative about how an e-book author gets started, markets, etc. through Smashwords.  I arranged it through his public relations person, Jim Azevedo [jim at smashwords.com].  They have a collaboration with Los Gatos Public Library in California http://www.losgatosca.gov/index.aspx?NID=1968 that links through the library website and are also working with the Los Gatos schools to provide a printing project for high school students.

Good luck!  dh

Denise Hooks, Director
Mideastern Michigan Library Cooperative
503 S. Saginaw St., Suite 711
Flint, MI  48502
(810) 232-7119
dhooks at mmlc.info<mailto:dhooks at mmlc.info>

From: michlib-l-bounces at mail.mcls.org<mailto:michlib-l-bounces at mail.mcls.org> [mailto:michlib-l-bounces at mail.mcls.org] On Behalf Of Kelli Perkins
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Subject: [Michlib-l] speakers for self-publishing or how to get published

I'm looking for speakers for a public program on self-publishing (should I self publish or find a publisher OR how to self publish for Kindle or other platforms) or the state of e-publishing or how to get published in general. Something that will appeal to our writers groups. Would prefer someone in West Michigan. Have you had a program recently that you can recommend?

Kelli Perkins
Head of Reference Services
Herrick District Library
300 S River Ave, Holland MI 49423
kperkins at herrickdl.org<mailto:kperkins at herrickdl.org>

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