Photo Highlights from Indie Author Day 2016!

We had such a great day at Indie Author Day on Saturday, October 8, at the Tufts Library in Weymouth! Take a look at some of our photos.

Indie Author Day is an event bringing together members of local libraries, writing communities, and indie authors across North America. The event features local authors, book signings, advice from publishers, and an overview of free library resources for writers! 

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Join Lisa Akoury-Ross for Indie Author Day — Tufts Library, Weymouth, MA, Sat., October 8

indieauthordayJoin Weymouth Public Libraries and libraries across North America as they host Indie Author Day, an event bringing together members of local writing communities. This event will feature a panel of local authors, book signings, advice from publishers, and an overview of free library resources for writers! 

At 2 p.m., everyone will join a nationwide digital gathering featuring a Q&A with writers, agents, and industry leaders who will bring together the larger indie community.

Saturday, October 8th, 1:00-4:30 p.m.

Tufts Library, 46 Broad Street, Weymouth, MA 02188

Program

Moderator: Maureen Walsh

1:00-1:30         Welcome and What the Library Can Do For You: Kristy Lockhart, Head of Reference & Adult Services

1:30-2:00         Top Ten Questions Authors Should Ask a Publisher Before Committing to One: Lisa Akoury Ross, Literary Agent & Publisher

SDP Publishing Solutions LLC

2:00-3:00         Indie Author Day Digital Gathering: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd3_iMTcywC0H-zE4dF0JTA

3:00-3:10         Break for refreshments

3:10-4:00         Author Panel:

Lila Dooley, Each Step I Take

  • Michael Lewis, The Great Pirate Christmas Battle, Battle for the Knotty List
  • Maribeth MacDonald, Signing with Maribeth: Baby Sign Language
  • Tom MacDonald, The Charlestown Connection, Beyond the Bridge, The Revenge of Liam McGrew

4:00-4:30         Author Book Signings and Mingling

Register Online: http://www.weymouth.ma.us/weymouth-public-libraries/news/indie-author-day

SDP Publishing’s Lisa Akoury-Ross to Present at Boston Women Connect’s "Indie" Publishing Author Book Fair PLUS Networking – Monday, October 27

LisaAkouryRossJoin Boston Women Connect on Monday, October 27 to learn all about “Indie” Publishing. This event also features an Author Book Fair to promote (and sell) your book or your writing, editing, and publishing services. (Limited number of shared expo tables available). Women and Men are welcome to attend this event.

Date: October 27, 2014

Time: 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: 

Boston Marriott Burlington

1 Mall Road

Burlington, MA 01803

At this special event you will learn:

  • The difference between Self-publishing and Indie Publishing
  • Top Indie Authors – and how they achieved success
  • 3 ways to publish – Print, Print-on-Demand or E-book – what are the advantages?
  • The 10 questions you should ask before choosing an Indie Publisher

Lisa Akoury-Ross, Founder, CEO of SDP Publishing — Lisa began her career in the book production business over 25 years ago, serving the largest publishers in the world in the medical, education, and trade industries. Starting with unedited manuscript, her family business provided full production services for publishers such as Pearson Education, Houghton Mifflin, Aspen Law & Business, and others. Lisa launched SDP Publishing Solutions, LLC to help the individual author independently publish their work professionally and cost-effectively. Her business offers a variety of publishing solutions. From literary agency representation to worldwide marketing – including international rights – and independent publishing, SDP provides publishing services for authors based on their needs and budget. Services include developmental editing and copy editing, custom cover design and layout, book marketing, query letter and book proposals, literary agency representation, print and e-book formats.

The evening will also feature:

  • Informal Networking around the Author Book Fair Tables
  • Structured Networking Program – you WILL make great connections
  • Networking “Cheat Sheet” with contact details on all attendees
  • Tasty free appetizers, cash bar

Free parking, and convenient location just off Route 128

REGISTER NOW! http://www.bostonwomenconnect.com/events/2014/10/27/business-development-speakers-panelists/publish-indie-publishing-author-book-fair-networking/

Cost:

$30.00 – Members

$40.00 – Non-members ($40.00 through October 21; $45.00 thereafter)

$10.00 – Expo table (shared space with 2 others; event registration and payment online required)

Pre-registration is required. We hope to see you there!

SDP Publishing Solutions, LLC (formerly Sweet Dreams Publishing of Massachusetts) is a leader of self publishing in Massachusetts. We offer optimal self-publishing solutions for authors worldwide. From literary agency representation to worldwide marketing – including international rights – and independent publishing, we provide the best solutions for authors. Our services include developmental editing and copy editing, custom cover design and layout, book marketing, query letter and book proposals, literary agency representation, print, and e-book development. We provide the best exposure for your book!

Lisa Akoury-Ross of SDP Publishing Solutions to Speak at How to Happily be Self-Published – An All-Day Workshop by the Professionals, March 16, 2013

Saturday, March 16, at the Cape Codder Resort and Spa, Route 132 in Hyannis, Lisa Akoury-Ross, of SDP Publishing Solutions, will be featured at the Cape Cod Writers Center event, How to Happily be Self-Published – An All-Day Workshop by the Professionals. The event will run from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

In her session, from 9:30 – 11:30 AM, Lisa will discuss why self/indie publishing is a viable option for authors today. Who are the top selling indie authors and how did they do it? She’ll discuss three distinct ways to go about publishing, what determines when an author publishes an e-book, print, or both, and the top 10 questions authors should ask an indie publisher before committing to one.

All of these informative workshops will focus on how authors can self-publish their books.

Registration and pre-payment is required. The cost for the day is $65 for CCWC members and $75 for non-members who register by March 14th. For those who do not pre-register, the cost will be $75 for members and $85 for non-members the day of the workshop. For more information and to register, call 508-420-0200 or email writers@capecodwriterscenter.org or use PayPal.

We look forward to seeing you there!

SDP Publishing Solutions, LLC (formerly Sweet Dreams Publishing of Massachusetts)  offers optimal publishing solutions for authors worldwide. From literary agency representation to worldwide marketing – including international rights – and independent publishing, we provide the best solutions for authors. Our services include developmental editing and copyediting, custom cover design and layout, book marketing, query letter and book proposals, literary agency representation, print and e-book development. We provide the best exposure for your book!