Course in Carrick Library will show writers how to publish e-book

Aspiring authors can find out how to publish their own book on the internet through a two day course taking place at Carrick-on-Suir Library this month.

Aspiring authors can find out how to publish their own book on the internet through a two day course taking place at Carrick-on-Suir Library this month.

The course titled “Join the e- revolution - self publishing an e book” will be free of charge and will take place at the Library located at the Fair Green on Wednesdays, November 23 and 30 from 10am to 2pm both days.

The first course day will include an overview of the book industry and the growth of e-books; top ten tips for e-book publishing; the role of social media in 21st century book marketing and preparing your manuscript for publishing.

The second day will focus on whether course participants are ready to join the self publishing “e-revolution”, building your own social media platform, the nitty gritty of publishing a book and a strategy for successful writing and publishing.

The course tutor is Ruby Barnes, a self-published author of four novels, who has sold thousands of books via Amazon and other outlets. Ruby is based in Kilkenny and is a graduate of NUI Maynooth’s Creative Writing for Publication course.

To reserve a place on this course, please contact Librarian Maura Barrett at (051) 640591.

Meanwhile, Carrick Library’s Juvenile Book Club for 10 to 12 year olds will meet next Tuesday, November 20 at 4pm. New members are welcome. The contact Librarian is Carol Delany.

A new website has been launched by the Tipperary Joint Libraries Committee to keep the public updated on the various events in the thirteen Libraries in the County.

As well as providing information about the services available, the Libraries Committee is keen to make the website itself a destination website that online browsers will find useful such as enabling customers to search, renew and request books online. Customers can access any items they wish online free from home or work or school by using their library membership card. Another useful aspect of the site is the podcast feature, whereby clicking on the front page you can watch and listen to many of the author visits and studies series lectures.

The Public Library at Fair Green, Carrick on Suir is one of 13 libraries in County Tipperary. As well as books, fiction and non-fiction, there are all kinds of other items you can borrow or use in any of the libraries such as encyclopaedias, dictionaries, newspapers, magazines, internet access and PC facilities with free wifi.

Anyone can use the library free of charge but if you want to borrow books you must become a member.

The yearly charges are adults €7, Senior Citizens, Social Welfare recipients and students €1.50 with no charge for children and young people.