It used to be that you'd write. Then you'd wait. And wait. And wait. And then, if the patron saint of publishing was smiling on you and the stars were perfectly aligned and maybe you'd come into recent possession of a four-leaf clover, a rabbit's foot and Dorothy's ruby shoes, your book might get published. Maybe. Lucky for you, in today's world of instant information and technology, that's not the case anymore. Enter, the Idaho Book Extravaganza.
Aaron Patterson is the owner of Boise-based publisher StoneHouse Ink and is the organizer of the IBE--the first event of its kind in Idaho. Together with the executive team from local Aloha Publishing, he has created a literary event with the goal of bringing authors, publishers, printers, agents, marketers, readers and writers together under one roof--and will include a discussion with award-winning author Robin Lee Hatcher, who has penned more than 60 books. The IBE hopes to help writers gain an understanding of the world of publishing, learn how to go about getting their work published and help them form relationships with others in the biz. If you've written a book or are merely contemplating it, you might want to check it out.
IBE is organized into workshops that are held over the course of two days. Visit idahobookextravaganza.com for more information and to register.