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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, Aug 10 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Aug 11 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Aug 12 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Aug 13 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Aug 14 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sat, Aug 15 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sun, Aug 16 Closed

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

Upcoming events

Wed, Aug 12, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Canceled
Wed, Aug 12, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Learn how to borrow free eBooks eAudiobooks eMagazines movies and music from our Digital Collection anytime anywhere.

Thu, Aug 13, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Canceled
Thu, Aug 13, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
P.A.L.S. stands for Programs for All Lives, a series of adapted programs created especially for customers with special needs.

Canceled
Thu, Aug 13, 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, Aug 14, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Mon, Aug 17, 9:00am - 11:30am
Resource Room (75)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) and citizenship classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Mon, Aug 17, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Mon, Aug 17, 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Resource Room (75)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) and citizenship classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Canceled
Mon, Aug 17, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Literary Cleveland presents a three-part, in-depth discussion of dystopian novels by women: Earthseed by Octavia Butler and Oryx and Crake, The Year of the Flood, and MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood.

Tue, Aug 18, 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, Aug 18, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Canceled
Tue, Aug 18, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Great for beginning fiction writers.

Canceled
Tue, Aug 18, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Join us for a series to learn to navigate everyday life in America by understanding the differences that exist in various cultures in the world. Each month will focus on a new topic.

Wed, Aug 19, 9:00am - 11:30am
Resource Room (75)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) and citizenship classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Canceled
Wed, Aug 19, 10:00am - 12:00pm
The Library offers FREE tech training classes that cover digital literacy basics, Windows 10, Microsoft Office programs, digital imaging and cloud computing.

Wed, Aug 19, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Wed, Aug 19, 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Resource Room (75)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) and citizenship classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Thu, Aug 20, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Canceled
Thu, Aug 20, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Learn popular dance styles from the 1920’s such as lindy hop, swing dance, and more!

Canceled
Thu, Aug 20, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Zentangle is an easy-to-learn and relaxing method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns.    

Fri, Aug 21, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Canceled
Sat, Aug 22, 10:00am - 11:00am
Learn about the equipment and software in the Innovation Center at the Parma-Snow Branch. Be sure to bring your library card or a photo ID.

Mon, Aug 24, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Resource Room (75)
To be eligible, attendees must be Aspire Greater Cleveland students.

Mon, Aug 24, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Mon, Aug 24, 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.

Canceled
Mon, Aug 24, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
The Library offers FREE tech training classes that cover digital literacy basics, Windows 10, Microsoft Office programs, digital imaging and cloud computing.

Tue, Aug 25, 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, Aug 25, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Canceled
Tue, Aug 25, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Learn about the equipment and software in the Innovation Center at the Parma-Snow Branch. Be sure to bring your library card or a photo ID.

Wed, Aug 26, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Resource Room (75)
To be eligible, attendees must be Aspire Greater Cleveland students.

Wed, Aug 26, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Wed, Aug 26, 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.

Canceled
Wed, Aug 26, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Learn how to borrow free eBooks eAudiobooks eMagazines movies and music from our Digital Collection anytime anywhere.

Thu, Aug 27, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Fri, Aug 28, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free lunch provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Canceled
Sat, Aug 29, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Join us for a special free Senior Citizens Benefits Fair. Several organizations will offer on-site assistance and information specifically geared to senior citizens.

Mon, Aug 31, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Resource Room (75)
To be eligible, attendees must be Aspire Greater Cleveland students.

Mon, Aug 31, 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, Aug 31, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Kids ages 18 and under can get a free meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, while supplies last.

Canceled
Mon, Aug 31, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Join us for an introduction to basic operation and design using the V-Carve software and Shopbot CNC machine in the library's Innovation Center.  

Tue, Sep 01, 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.

Tue, Sep 01, 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, Sep 02, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Resource Room (75)
To be eligible, attendees must be Aspire Greater Cleveland students.

Wed, Sep 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.

Wed, Sep 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.

Thu, Sep 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.

Fri, Sep 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.

Tue, Sep 08, 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.

Tue, Sep 08, 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, Sep 09, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Resource Room (75)
To be eligible, attendees must be Aspire Greater Cleveland students.

Wed, Sep 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.

Wed, Sep 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.

Thu, Sep 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.

Thu, Sep 10, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Conference Room A/B (75)
Great for beginning fiction writers.

Fri, Sep 11, 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, Sep 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.