The Santa Fe Public Library is hosting Barbe Awalt & Paul Rhetts, owners of LPD Press/Rio Grande Books – the largest New Mexico independent book publishing company-- who will present “Books 101 – Do You Know Books?” at the Santa Fe Public Library’s Main Library, 145 Washington Ave. on Saturday, October 31, 1-4 p.m.
Topics covered include: ebooks, covers, bookstores, signings, self-publishing, publishers, agents, editing, Lightning Source, copyrights, awards programs, contracts, and overdone topics. Participants will receive a sample sell sheet and fact sheets. The Fall is the all-important time to sell books for the holidays. Attendees will learn why all publishers do not publish all kinds of books. They will also hear why some print-on-demand publishers can have scammers.
Awalt & Rhetts have won many international, national, and New Mexico book awards as well as their authors. They have operated LPD Press/Rio Grande Books since 1993. They are also co-founders of the New Mexico Book Co-op, the largest book organization in New Mexico with over 1500 members.
Attendees must email: LPDpress@q.com by October 30, to be on the workshop list as seating is limited. Parking is limited in the Santa Fe Library lot and cost $.50 per hour. The workshop is co-sponsored by the Santa Fe Public Library, Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library, New Mexico Book Co-op, and New Mexico Book Association.
The event is free and open to the public. The event is free to attend but if someone wishes to donate to the Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library for purchasing of New Mexico books for the libraries, they can.