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Friday, October 17, 2014

Soon to be Famous Illinois Author Project-- Author Appearance and Year 2 Submissions Begin!

Last year I was a judge for the first ever Soon to Be Famous Illinois Author Project.  [Click here for access to all of my posts on it].  It was a smashing success.  In fact, this week at the ILA Conference we celebrated their success as our first winner, Joanne Zienty, appeared, the committee spoke about how they pulled it all together, and David Vinjamuri, the inspiration and mentor of the project, reprised his talk “It’s a Mad, Mad Publishing World.

Joanne has already begun her tour of Illinois libraries to talk about the process and plug the second year of the project.  In fact, tomorrow at 2pm she will be appearing at the Berwyn Library to kick off our Friends of the Library Week celebrations.  Click here to see where Joanne is going and where she has been.

But that was last year.  The Soon to Be Famous Illinois Author Project is fully entrenched in kicking off year 2!  Click here for details, but the basic info you need to know is ANY IL LIBRARY can accept ANY BOOK by ANY self published author.  You do not have to have read it, or deemed it worthy, that is a job for the judges.  And you don’t have to officially join Soon to Be Famous; just by being a library you are already part of the team! The point is to encourage the connection between self published authors and their local libraries.

But I’ll send you to their site for the most up to date info, including the link here where you can submit a book for the judges to consider.

Don’t believe me about how easy it is? Watch the video below to prove it!

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