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Indie Author Conference and Showcase

2019-10-12 10:00:00 2019-10-12 16:00:00 America/New_York Indie Author Conference and Showcase Two-in-one! A writer's conference in the morning and a huge local author fair in the afternoon with an exciting selection of books for all ages. Parma-Snow Branch

Saturday, October 12
10:00am - 4:00pm

Add to Calendar 2019-10-12 10:00:00 2019-10-12 16:00:00 America/New_York Indie Author Conference and Showcase Two-in-one! A writer's conference in the morning and a huge local author fair in the afternoon with an exciting selection of books for all ages. Parma-Snow Branch

Parma-Snow Branch

Auditorium (400)

Two-in-one! A writer's conference in the morning and a huge local author fair in the afternoon with an exciting selection of books for all ages.

Join us at the fourth Indie Author Conference & Showcase, a free conference for writers and a showcase of local self-published authors for readers.  

Conference / 10:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.  
In Administration Building Auditorium

Writers and authors: learn more about self-publishing. Attend one, two or all three sessions.

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10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. / J Thorn, “Understand Amazon.com”

Confused by Amazon's self-publishing jargon, like KDP, KU, and Page Reads? Discover what these mean and why you need to leverage the Amazon algorithm as an independent author. We'll go in depth on how to get your book seen, bought, and reviewed. J. Thorn is an author with over 1.5 million words in print. He has sold 175,000 books worldwide and has ranked as high as #5 on Amazon's Top 100 Most Popular Horror Authors list.

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11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. / Willie and Rachel Scott, “Protecting Your Work”

Willie and Rachel Scott of TKI Publishing will share some basic but essential information for you to consider about ISBN, barcode, Library of Congress Number, and Copyright. Willie and Rachel have been featured nationally and internationally on podcast, radio, television and more for their self-published book and organization Better Than Blended.  They developed TKI Publishing LLC to provide education and support to self-published authors. 

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12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. / Dustin Brady, "How My Self-Published Book Sold Over 100K Copies”

Dustin Brady self-published his children’s series, Trapped in a Video Game, three years ago. The series has since become an Amazon bestseller and gotten picked up by a traditional publisher. Dustin will walk through the brainstorming, writing, and marketing strategies he used to help his books stand out in a crowded marketplace and connect with an audience.

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Showcase / 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.  
In Parma-Snow Auditorium

Browse this huge local author fair with an exciting selection of books for all ages. Meet 30 local, independent authors and talk with them about their publishing experiences. Books will be available for purchase and signing, perfect for yourself or as birthday and holiday gifts. Our featured authors all published at least one new book in 2018 or 2019.

Showcase Authors: 

M. T. Bass / The Invisible Mind; The Darknet: Murder by Munchausen #2 (adult fiction)
J. D. Belcher / Hades' Melody: A Spiritual Awakening (memoir)
Dustin Brady Trapped in a Video Game series (children's fiction)
Patricia A. Broome
/ Redeeming Wasted Years: A Move from Time-Wasted to Time-Valued Living (memoir)
John C. Bruening / Midnight Guardian: Annihilation Machine; Quest for the Space Gods: The Chronicles of Conrad Von Honig (adult fiction)
T. L. Champion / Doggie Anonymous: Canine Confessions (adult fiction)
Michael K. Chapman / My Best Advice: Letters to Our Teenage Daughters; My Best Advice: Letters to Our Teenage Sons (adult and teen nonfiction)
Nancy Christie / Rut-Busting Book for Authors (adult nonfiction)
Vee Cole / Love Isn't Free: Dirty Intentions series (adult fiction)
Wanda M. Coleman / Taking Off the Makeup: Loving Yourself as God Loves You! (adult nonfiction)Monique L. Donaldson / In Too Deep (adult fiction)
Madeline Garner / Inside Incest (adult nonfiction)
Victoria Gatto / Hidden: A Novel (adult fiction)
Peter Hardin-Levine / Sanctioned (adult fiction)
Tyshawn Knight / Psych Ward Diary (poetry)
Liliana Leone / Les Cinq Eiffels First Adventure (children's fiction)
Nancy Loyan / Horse Power (adult fiction)
Lorna Makinen / Evil Under the Microscope (adult fiction)
Lorna Turnbull / Rescue at Dr. Skeebeet's Animal Hospital (children's fiction)
Wade Leslie Meyer / Horse Sense for Guys: An Amusing Look at Relationships (adult nonfiction)
Maritza Molis / Autism in Our Home: The Making of a Bittersweet Family (adult nonfiction)
Michelle Person / Kai and the Daddyman: The Adventures Continue; Nathaniel English and the King of Video Games (children's fiction)
Cathy Posner / Crafting a Resume That Lands You the Job: A Step-by-Step Guide to Writing a Compelling Resume (adult nonfiction)
Jackie Pulpit / Questionable Morels: A Naturalist Selection Cozy Mystery (adult fiction)
Ann Rusnak / The Journey to ME: Empowering You to Live a Life of Unstoppable Success (adult nonfiction)
Willie and Rachel Scott / Better Than Blended (adult nonfiction)
Lena Shane / Belle and Her Beau (children's fiction)
T. J. Ski / The Spook Skelly Crew (children's fiction)
Monica A. Starks / Down But Not Out: My Journey with Chronic Kidney Disease (memoir)
Abby L. Vandiver / Secrets, Lies & Crawfish Pies; Love, Hopes & Marriage Tropes; Potions, Tells & Deadly Spells (adult fiction)
Rachel Zake / Pants Off/Dance Off: A Gentleman's Guide (adult nonfiction)

TAGS: | Writing | Author |

Parma-Snow Branch

pasmgr@cuyahogalibrary.org
Phone: 216.661.4240
Fax: 216.661.1019
Branch manager
Stacey Boycik

Hours
Mon, Oct 26 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Oct 27 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Oct 28 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Oct 29 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Oct 30 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sat, Oct 31 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sun, Nov 01 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the branch
Passport processing and photo services are available at this location 7 days a week, no appointment necessary.

Upcoming events

Wed, Oct 28, 9:00am - 10:00am
Stop in the branch to pick up materials to make a Fall themed craft. Available while supplies last. Coloring pages also available.

Wed, Oct 28, 9:00am - 10:00am
Stop by the Parma-Snow Branch to pick up a grab-and-go hand sewing activity that can be completed at home.

Wed, Oct 28, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Resource Room (75)
To be eligible, attendees must be Aspire Greater Cleveland students.

Wed, Oct 28, 12:30pm - 2:45pm
Resource Room (75)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Wed, Oct 28, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Thu, Oct 29, 9:00am - 10:00am
Stop in the branch to pick up materials to make a Fall themed craft. Available while supplies last. Coloring pages also available.

Thu, Oct 29, 9:00am - 10:00am
Stop by the Parma-Snow Branch to pick up a grab-and-go hand sewing activity that can be completed at home.

Thu, Oct 29, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Fri, Oct 30, 9:00am - 10:00am
Stop in the branch to pick up materials to make a Fall themed craft. Available while supplies last. Coloring pages also available.

Fri, Oct 30, 9:00am - 10:00am
Stop by the Parma-Snow Branch to pick up a grab-and-go hand sewing activity that can be completed at home.

Fri, Oct 30, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Sat, Oct 31, 9:00am - 10:00am
Stop in the branch to pick up materials to make a Fall themed craft. Available while supplies last. Coloring pages also available.

Sat, Oct 31, 9:00am - 10:00am
Stop by the Parma-Snow Branch to pick up a grab-and-go hand sewing activity that can be completed at home.

Sun, Nov 01, 9:00am - 10:00am
Stop in the branch to pick up materials to make a Fall themed craft. Available while supplies last. Coloring pages also available.

Sun, Nov 01, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Stop by the Parma-Snow Branch to pick up a grab-and-go hand sewing activity that can be completed at home.

Mon, Nov 02, 9:00am - 10:00am
Stop in the branch to pick up materials to make a Fall themed craft. Available while supplies last. Coloring pages also available.

Mon, Nov 02, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Resource Room (75)
To be eligible, attendees must be Aspire Greater Cleveland students.

Mon, Nov 02, 12:30pm - 2:45pm
Resource Room (75)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Mon, Nov 02, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Tue, Nov 03, 9:00am - 10:00am
Stop in the branch to pick up materials to make a Fall themed craft. Available while supplies last. Coloring pages also available.

Tue, Nov 03, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Wed, Nov 04, 9:00am - 10:00am
Stop in the branch to pick up materials to make a Fall themed craft. Available while supplies last. Coloring pages also available.

Wed, Nov 04, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Resource Room (75)
To be eligible, attendees must be Aspire Greater Cleveland students.

Wed, Nov 04, 12:30pm - 2:45pm
Resource Room (75)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Wed, Nov 04, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Thu, Nov 05, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Fri, Nov 06, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Mon, Nov 09, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Resource Room (75)
To be eligible, attendees must be Aspire Greater Cleveland students.

Mon, Nov 09, 12:30pm - 2:45pm
Resource Room (75)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Mon, Nov 09, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Tue, Nov 10, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Resource Room (75)
The Library offers FREE tech training classes that cover digital literacy basics, Windows 10, Microsoft Office programs, digital imaging and cloud computing.
This event is full

Tue, Nov 10, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Wed, Nov 11, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Resource Room (75)
To be eligible, attendees must be Aspire Greater Cleveland students.

Wed, Nov 11, 12:30pm - 2:45pm
Resource Room (75)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Wed, Nov 11, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Thu, Nov 12, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Auditorium (400)
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Thu, Nov 12, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Thu, Nov 12, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Great for beginning fiction writers.
Registration is now closed

Fri, Nov 13, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Resource Room (75)
The Library offers FREE tech training classes that cover digital literacy basics, Windows 10, Microsoft Office programs, digital imaging and cloud computing.

Fri, Nov 13, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Mon, Nov 16, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Resource Room (75)
To be eligible, attendees must be Aspire Greater Cleveland students.

Mon, Nov 16, 12:30pm - 2:45pm
Resource Room (75)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Mon, Nov 16, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Mon, Nov 16, 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Bullet journaling is one of the latest ways to get and stay organized. Learn what it's all about and how to start a bullet journal of your own. This class will be held virtually using Zoom.
This event is full

Tue, Nov 17, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Resource Room (75)
The Library offers FREE tech training classes that cover digital literacy basics, Windows 10, Microsoft Office programs, digital imaging and cloud computing.
This event is full

Tue, Nov 17, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Wed, Nov 18, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Resource Room (75)
To be eligible, attendees must be Aspire Greater Cleveland students.

Wed, Nov 18, 12:30pm - 2:45pm
Resource Room (75)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Wed, Nov 18, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Thu, Nov 19, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Thu, Nov 19, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Join our Kindergarten Club if you have a child entering kindergarten this fall who is not in a preschool or childcare center.

Fri, Nov 20, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Resource Room (75)
The Library offers FREE tech training classes that cover digital literacy basics, Windows 10, Microsoft Office programs, digital imaging and cloud computing.

Fri, Nov 20, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Mon, Nov 23, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Resource Room (75)
To be eligible, attendees must be Aspire Greater Cleveland students.

Mon, Nov 23, 12:30pm - 2:45pm
Resource Room (75)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Mon, Nov 23, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Tue, Nov 24, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Wed, Nov 25, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Resource Room (75)
To be eligible, attendees must be Aspire Greater Cleveland students.

Wed, Nov 25, 12:30pm - 2:45pm
Resource Room (75)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Wed, Nov 25, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Fri, Nov 27, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.