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A lunch time panel discussion will be held at the Shah Illinois Small Business Development Center on June 8, 2011. Cost includes lunch and presentation. 11:30-1:00 pm. $35 per person, includes box lunch.

For more information contact:
Illinois Small Business Development Center
4100 W. Shamrock Lane | McHenry, IL 60050
Phone: (815) 455-6098
E-mail: sbdc@mchenry.edu

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To check out the events for this year’s Printer’s Row in Chicago, click here

It’s a great weekend of books, writing workshops and a literary delight. Don’t miss it!

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First Self-Published Book Expo Planned

By Lynn Andriani — Publishers Weekly, 4/15/2009 7:36:00 AM

Publishing veterans Diane Mancher and Karen Mender are launching Self-Publishing Book Expo, an event that will focus on self-published books and the companies that produce them. SPBE will offer attending authors a place to exhibit and sell their books to the general public–and agents and publishers–as well as offering representatives from self-publishing companies to showcase their services. The event is slated for November.

Mancher, whose publishing PR firm One Potata Productions, Inc. will promote SPBE, said, “Self-publishing is one of the fasting growing segments of the publishing industry, and the time is ripe to have a place where these authors can interact with the public, mingle with their peers, meet representatives of the media who are otherwise unfamiliar with their work, and expose their books to a much broader audience.” Mancher is working with Mender, a former v-p, associate publisher and marketing director at Atria Books, Dell/Delacorte and HarperCollins, to produce and develop the Expo. Mender said SPBE will include panel discussions and lectures on the challenges of self-publishing, and an “Open House” for would-be authors, which will be open to the public and hosted by representatives of self-publishing companies.

The first SPBE will be held in New York City on Saturday, November 7. Mancher and Mender said they hope to hold the event annually. Authors may register at www.selfpubbookexpo.com.

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I was perusing the Creative Construction open house this morning, when I came across this little interesting tidbit from Suzanne Kamata’s blog, Gaijin Mama:

Leapfrog Press announces its first novel competition, opening on January 15, 2009. The aim of this contest is the discovery of fine literary works including offbeat, experimental writing by new and experienced authors alike. The contest is open to any novel, novella, or book-length short-story collection written in English and not previously published.

Manuscripts may be submitted between January 15 and May 1, 2009, and will be considered on a rolling basis. Please see the Leapfrog Fiction Contest page for details as they are posted.

Go ahead and check out the details HERE.

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Love is Murder is the annual Chicago conference for mystery writers, as well as thriller, suspense, paranormal and romance. Workshops, panels, pitch sessions, books signings and more.

Here’s the website for the Love is Murder mystery conference Feb. 6-8: Love is Murder

Here’s a link to the article I (Amy) wrote about the event: No mystery why people like Love is Murder event

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