meet other writers and potential readers, make contacts, connect with friends

Library plans local author fair; authors invited to apply

Posted:  Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 4:45pm
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80 Union Street
Rockland  Maine
United States

ROCKLAND — The Rockland Public Library is putting out a call for local writers to apply for a spot in their first ever local authors fair, which will take place, Saturday, April 13.

Authors (represented by a publishing company or self-published) who live in Knox, Waldo or Lincoln County and have published fiction or nonfiction for children, teens, or adults are welcome to apply. Space is limited.

Each participant will have a designated space to display and promote their book(s) throughout the event. They will get to meet other writers, interact with potential readers, make new contacts, and connect with old friends.

“Whether authors already have a fan-base or are looking to meet new people who would be interested in their work, this will be a great opportunity to interact,” said Rockland Public Library, in a news release.

Participants will be responsible for supplying their own books to sell and for providing change and/or the ability to accept credit card purchases. Library staff will not be available to help with sales. Authors must be willing to help promote the event.

Submissions must include the Local Author Fair Application form and will be accepted through Friday, March 1. At that time, all applications will be reviewed and participants selected for the fair will be contacted no later than March 15.

Application forms are available for pick up at the Library, by emailing Patricia King at pking@rocklandmaine.gov, or via the Library Facebook page.

As part of the application process, participants must supply a copy of their book, which may or may not be added to the library’s collection. If they are not selected for the fair and would like to collect their book(s), they must do so by March 25. After that date, the book(s) will remain as property of the Rockland Public Library.

The Library also hopes to offer mini-presentations from authors. Authors will be asked to present a brief 5-10 minute book talk or reading to an audience. Presentations must be brief and engaging.

For more information, contact Patricia King at the Rockland Public Library-594-0310 or pking@rocklandmaine.gov.