The Internet cracked open the publishing world. Self-publishing, an effort that just 10 years ago felt like an author’s last resort, is now a treasured pathway for bringing exciting new, DIY talent to the forefront. This is, of course, a mixed blessing. With the rapid increase in books and shorts released on Kindle or Amazon, staying on top of those deserving your eyeballs becomes a full-time job, and well, you probably already have one of those. Saturday an interesting event happens at Half Price Books (5803 East Northwest Highway) called IndieVengence Day from 1 to 5 p.m. The literary knock-down gathers award-winning, best-selling authors who don’t just create easy, readable work, but who have pushed the boundaries of what can be done with the medium and in turn have garnered reputations as cornerstones of the self-publishing movement. And we’re not talking about some regional look-at-us get-together. Nope. These writers are gathered from around the globe. This party’s curated, bro. Consider bringing cash, because you’ll inevitably want to buy a thing and not everyone’s set up with a square just yet. Visit amberjeromenorrgard.com or just Google the important words.
Sat., Oct. 12, 2013