On October 8, 2016, nearly 300 libraries across North America invited thousands of local writers in their communities to join them for a day of celebration and inspiration devoted to indie authors. During the inaugural Indie Author Day, libraries big and small hosted events where local authors connected, networked, shared experiences and offered advice to one another, while also featuring locally-written books to library patrons in their communities. Libraries can continue to find new ways to support and serve indie authors with our upcoming webinars and events that will be ongoing throughout the year.

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When libraries across the U.S. and Canada came together to support local writers for Indie Author Day 2016, authors were able to make crucial connections in their communities. Check out what libraries did to celebrate indie publishing below. Or, check out our gallery to see all of the images that have been shared with us so far.

Los Angeles Public Library’s Indie Author Day

LAPL offered presentations from industry leaders such as IBPA CEO Angela Bole and City Librarian of the Los Angeles Public Library John Szabo. The audience also heard and participated in Q&A with respected authors in the community such as best-selling author Maggie Marr.

Indie Author Conference & Showcase

Cuyahoga County Public Library’s free event promoted local authors who could sign and sell books and offered presentations and workshops for writers in the community.

Debbi Mack at Harford County Public Library

Harford County Public Library invited bestselling author Debbi Mack to speak and sign books at their SELF-e launch event.

BiblioTech's Indie Creator Day

Bexar County’s digital library, BiblioTech, hosted an educational event for their authors offering a presentation and Q&A session for dozens of attendees.

Victoria Noe at Local Author Event

SELF-e Ambassador Victoria Noe signed books alongside other local authors at her public library’s book signing event.

54 Things at 54 Olmsted

Author Dina Santorelli signs books at Scarsdale Public Library’s National Library Week event, which offered 54 different community engagement programs throughout the week.

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More Ways to Connect

Interested in learning about more ways to connect with your local indie writing community now that Indie Author Day 2016 is over? With our upcoming webinar series, blog posts and more, the Indie Author Day team has what you need to support local authorship all year long.