Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Applications for the 2018 Oregon Literary Fellowships are available online.

Applications are due on Monday, July 10, 2017, and there is no fee to apply. Writers and publishers who are current, full-time Oregon residents are eligible, and we especially
encourage emerging writers to apply.

Click here to learn more about Oregon Literary Fellowships.

In 2018, we will award twelve writers and two publishers with fellowships of $3,500 each. This financial support helps working artists develop or complete literary projects, creating opportunity and space for their stories to be written and heard.

As part of the application, writers can choose to be considered for the Writers of Color Fellowship. This grant is designed to promote perspectives from a variety of cultural, ethnic,
and racial backgrounds, and encourage diverse writers to apply for Oregon Literary fellowships.  

Friday, June 9, 2017

Visibility and Book Sales: Marketing Your Small Press Book

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Lake Oswego Public Library
706 4th St, Lake Oswego, OR 97034

With over 800 books per day published in the US alone, publicity for small press books has never been more necessary...and more difficult.

The goal of "Visibility and Book Sales: Marketing Your Small Press Book" is to provide writers of all genres with the necessary tools, money saving techniques, and networking skills to market their books with maximum effectiveness. Topics include: creating a cohesive business strategy, utilizing traditional and social media, giving readings and other methods of selling books, balancing your marketing budget, and thinking outside the box to find your fans.

John Sibley Williams works as Marketing Director of Portland publisher Inkwater Press and as a small press literary agent, successfully representing dozens of emerging authors. He is the editor of two Northwest literary anthologies and the author of nine poetry collections. A five-time Pushcart nominee and winner of various national awards, John has spent the past six years helping authors navigate the complex worlds of traditional and self-publishing. He lives in Portland, Oregon. You can visit him at https://johnsibleywilliams.wordpress.com/.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Lake Oswego Public Library. The library is located at 706 Fourth Street, Lake Oswego. For more information, contact Fawn Dabrowiak at 503-675-3995 or fdabrowiak@ci.oswego.or.us.

For more information, visit: https://www.ci.oswego.or.us/library/visibility-and-book-sales-marketing-your-small-press-book.