Yesterday was the inaugural Indie Author Day event at the Fraser, Michigan Library. This is a nation-wide event meant to celebrate independently published authors and self-published authors. Events were planned at libraries and bookshops around the country to bring awareness to the wonderment of writing created by "regular" people.
The librarian, Curt, invited five local authors to share their books and discuss writing strategies and quirks. I was excited to be included. However, I was a little disappointed by the small number of visitors we had to our event. Whether it was due to a lack of promotion and advertising or just because this event is new to readers, I couldn't say... but I was hoping for a better turnout.
That having been said, I enjoyed a delightful few hours discussing writing craft with Librarian Curt and the other authors who attended. We gathered ourselves up in a neat little circle and indulged in "shop talk". It's always a positive experience when you have the opportunity to pick the brains of other authors... learn about their writing process, their marketing strategies, and how to avoid the pitfalls they've encountered.
So, yes, I was disappointed that we didn't have many readers attend (there were three), but I was happy to spend some time sharing and learning with other local indie authors. I am hopeful that next year's event will have a more exciting result... I'd like to reach more readers., of course.
In the meantime, I'm overjoyed to tell you that all four of my books, "Free Will", "Wolfe Cub", "The Griffin of Greed", and "A Tryst of Fate" now live on the shelves of the Fraser, Michigan Library just waiting for you to check them out!
Diana Kathryn Plopa
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