More than 30 independent Seattle authors will gather for the first time at a downtown Seattle art gallery in December to discuss and sell copies of their work to the public. The inaugural Seattle Indie Book Fair is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday, December 20-21, 2013 at the A/NT Gallery, 2045 Westlake Avenue, Seattle. Several genres will be represented, including science fiction, fantasy, romance, and literary fiction.
Independent authors are writers who have published novels, poetry, and other works outside of the traditional book publishing industry. Instead of submitting manuscripts to publishers, who then produce the work, independent authors contract directly with editors, cover artists, and printers to publish. Many independent authors sell copies to the public in person or online. Bookstores may also carry their works.
At the Indie Book Fair, authors will present readings and sign books. The fair is an opportunity for readers to meet independent authors and learn about their writing and publishing. Author readings are scheduled 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, December 21, at the A/NT Gallery. More information can be found at www.indiebookfair.com.
Seattle-based Fuzzy Hedgehog Press is welcoming more authors to the fair. Tables are $20 each and may be shared. Ten percent of sales proceeds will support the gallery. Small presses are also invited to the fair. To register, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Fuzzy Hedgehog Press is presenting the Seattle Indie Book Fair in collaboration with the A/NT Gallery, a non-profit, all-volunteer business whose mission is to provide an open venue for Seattle’s arts community.