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Learn How To Self-Publish

Newport Beach Public Library will hold two free workshops showing new authors how to self-publish their writing. The first workshop on Thursday, October 10 at 7 p.m. will focus on using the self-publishing platform Lulu. The second workshop, on Thursday, November 7 at 7 p.m., will provide instruction on using Kindle Direct for self-publishing. Both events will be held in the Central Library Friends Meeting Room, 1000 Avocado Avenue, Newport Beach.

Librarian and self-published author Alex Jenkins will host both sessions, explaining the steps a writer needs to take to publish works using LuLu Publishing or Kindle Direct.  Attendees will learn about different formatting, pricing, and distribution options, as well as print-on-demand services, and promotional and sales opportunities through Barnes and Noble, Amazon, and other book retailers.

Admission is free. Reservations recommended.  To reserve a spot or for more information, go to and reference the program date.  Seating is first-come, first-serve.  Program is funded by generous contributions from the Friends of the Library.

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