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Indie Author Day

Date: Sat, 10/08/2016
Time: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Main Library - Auditorium
Categories: Adult Events

Join Montclair Public Library to celebrate local writing communities on October 8 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the main library auditorium. Indie Author Day, a nationwide event sponsored by BiblioBoard, is designed to bring local emerging writers together to meet and learn from each other and to participate in author panels and lectures on self-publishing, self-marketing and other hot issues for indie writers, in addition to short readings and book signings.

The public is encouraged to attend and meet dozens of local aspiring authors, poets and graphic novelists, and to discover new talent. Local writers will be selling their materials on-site for visitors to pick up their next favorite book.

If you plan on stopping by, please register below, though drop-ins are welcomed!

Event Schedule:

11am – 12pm: Author readings and promotions.

12pm – 1pm: Jane Tabachnick (Book Publishing and Marketing Consultant, lecture on book publishing and marketing.

1pm – 2pm: Amy Edelman (Founder of IndieReader) & Ed Charlton (Founder of Scribbulations) lecture on valuable tips for emerging writers.

2pm – 3pm: Indie Author Day virtual panel discussion, featuring Robin Cutter (Director of IngramSpark), Jon Fine (Former Director of Author and Publisher Relations at Amazon), Kiera Parrott (Reviews Director at School Library Journal and Library Journal), L. Penelope (author,, and Jim Blanton (Director of Louisville Free Public Library). Organized by BiblioBoard, Self-E, and Library Journal; presented at MPL via live stream YouTube broadcast.

3pm – 4pm: Panel discussion on self-publishing and other topics of interest to emerging writers, featuring Robin Divine (author and consultant,, Hank Quense (author and lecturer,, Barry Sheinkopf (Director of Services at The Writing Center and Founder of Bookshapers), and Donna Baier Stein (author and teacher,

4pm – 4:30pm: Robert Blake Whitehill (author and screenwriter, short talk on adapting a novel into a screenplay.

4:30pm – 5pm: Author readings and promotions.


Registration is not currently available. Please check back later at a later date.

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