Indie Author Day

Calling all writers! EPL is pleased to once again be participating in Indie Author Day. Join us on Saturday, October 14th at the Enterprise Square Branch for a full day of panels and workshops from some of Edmonton's top local writers. Coffee, tea and snacks will be provided throughout the day.

Build Your Own eBooks
9:00-10:00am - Enterprise Square
eBook conversion can be a major expense for the self-publisher, but there are free, professional options available even for those who don’t understand code. Join M. A. Demers for an introduction to the different ebook formats, how they differ from print, the importance of proper manuscript formatting, and the cost of not doing it yourself.
Registration now open.  

Interior Book Design on a Budget: Tips and Tricks on Formatting for Print
10:30-11:30am - Enterprise Square Makerspace
So you wrote a book? Congratulations! The hard part is over; now you get to play with the design. In this workshop, we will introduce you to tips and tricks to get your book looking as stylish as your prose. The content will focus on using Microsoft Word for layout and design, but many of the concepts can be used in a variety of other word processing programs. Bring your own device, or borrow one of ours! Registration now open. 

Indie Author Open Mic
12-2pm - Enterprise Square
Are you a local writer who has published your own book and looking to share your work with more readers? Sign up for Indie Author Open Mic hosted by EPL Writer in Residence David van Belle. You'll have 5 minutes to tell everyone about your work or read from your book. Writers are welcome to bring print copies to sell or promotional material as each Open Mic participant will be given some space on the community tables to promote themselves and their work. To register please email

Maximizing Your Self Publishing Potential
2:15-3:15pm - Enterprise Square
In the ever changing world of publishing, more and more authors are choosing self publishing because of the freedom, the independence, and the higher margins that can come with it. In this workshop award winning writer Leif Gregersen will head up a panel discussing the advantages and disadvantages of DIY publishing. Topics will include everything from the writing process and seeking out an editor to choosing a printer and approaching bookstores. Don't miss your chance to learn the tricks of the self-publishing craft from true successes in the field
Registration now open. 

NaNoWriMo Webinar
3:30-4:30pm - Enterprise Square
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is just around the corner! Join us for a webinar hosted by Municipal Liasons with NaNoWriMo to help you prepare. Space will be available after the webinar for you to connect with other writers or get started on a bit of prep work before November 1. Library staff will be on hand to help you sign up for NaNoWriMo, introduce you to library resources and answer your questions. Following the event there will be a Q&A with Municipal Liasons. Registration now open