South Carolina State Library to host webinar offering self-publishing tips

SELF-e and Indie SC programs, author catalogs featured in event
Librarians looking to offer support to local authors or story tellers looking to build their reputations should attend the South Carolina State Library’s SELF-e and Indie SC webinar on March 23.
The free webinar, hosted by SCSL Director of Communications Curtis Rogers and BiblioLabs Content Project Operations Manager Allie McKinney, will discuss how the SELF-e and Indie SC programs can help independent authors break out of obscurity.
Webinar attendees will receive an overview of the SCSL’s new web page for self-publishing, and view Indie SC’s new catalog for self-published books. Rogers and McKinney will also field questions about self-publishing in the South Carolina region.
Several published authors already using the SELF-e program encouraged writers to explore and utilize the digital publishing platforms available through the SCSL.
Summerville-based science fiction author Tony Bertauski said SELF-e helped him find opportunities for promoting his work that he had previously missed.
“Not only did it inform me of local book fairs I could attend, but also gave me a way to easily network with fellow indie writers,” Bertauski said. “That kind of exposure is absolutely needed to succeed in this career track, and SELF-e really helped me with that.”
Walterboro-based author and librarian Shiela Martina also recommended learning more about SELF-e and Indie SC.
“Anyone self-publishing will tell you than exposure is the main challenge,” Martina said. “Programs like SELF-e can really get your name out to the world.”
To register for the webinar, click here.
More information about Bertauski and Martina can be found at on their websites.
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