At the library: Learn the ‘secrets to self-publishing’

Darien Library and On Demand Books are co-sponsoring a panel presentation on the secrets of self-publishing this Thursday, Feb. 2, at 7.

The panel, The Secrets to Self-Publishing, will provide advice for anyone who's ever dreamed of publishing their own book, whether it be a novel, cookbook, memoir or graphic novel. There will also be detailed information about how Darien Library's Espresso Book Machine can be the perfect tool for your self-publishing journey.

There are four panelists: William Edgerton, who self-published his mystery novel "Wine Killer;" Sandy Garnett, a self-published book designer and author of the memoir "Baloney Express;" Adair Heitmann, an award-winning author who will speak about how to best promote oneself as an author; and Stephanie Anderson of the independent bookstore, Word Brooklyn, who will discuss the decision-making process being purchasing self-published books for sale.

The Espresso Book Machine, which first appeared in the Library in October is a revolution in book-publishing technology that provides patrons with the ability to print millions of on-demand books. In addition to providing unprecedented access to out-of-print volumes, the EBM is also a valuable tool for local authors, who can print their self-published books easily through the EBM. Darien Library was the first public library on the east coast to have an on-site EBM

A Facebook RSVP to the event is appreciated, but not required. Additional parking for the event will be available on Thorndal Circle, behind Nielsen's.

More info: 203-655-1234,, additional evening and weekend parking is on Thorndale Circle behind Nielsen's.

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