Alternative Reads On-Demand Webinar

Discovering and Sharing Great Indie Fiction Books with Your Patrons

PLA On-Demand Webinars logoJoin us for a trip off the beaten path. This engaging, on-demand webinar features the latest books from small and independent presses, hybrid-publishers, and self-published works. The proliferation of small publishing houses as well as the increasing numbers of self-published authors has lead to an unprecedented number of indie books. Help your readers sort through the onslaught by learning about great reads from this newly explosive area of publishing. Our expert readers' advisors guide you to undiscovered choice picks and great resources for you and your patrons.

This archived webinar was originally presented September 19, 2012.

Running time: 56 minutes

Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of this on-demand webinar, participants will:

  • Have gained an understanding of the indie publishing world, publishers, top titles, and resources
  • Be able to share some of the latest and best books from the indie world with their patrons

Who Should Purchase

Staff who provide readers' advisory, collection development managers, and anyone hoping to gain knowledge of this continually growing source of fiction.

Instructors

Dedra Anderson, district trainer, Douglas County (Colo.) Libraries

After working in both circulation and reference, Dedra became district trainer in 2006. She is also the web mistress of  two readers' advisory websites: TheRomanceReader.com and TheMysteryReader.com. In her spare time she likes reading serial killers and Tudor history—but not in the same book.

Lisa Casper, program liaison, Douglas County (Colo.) Libraries, Highlands Ranch Library

Lisa graduated from University of Denver in the field of mass communications. She works Highlands Ranch Library bringing in/running programs, author events, working with local self-published authors, and doing book talks/readers' advisory. She also helps host author events at the Tattered Cover Book Store.

Dates & Times

Available 24/7

Continuing Education Credits

PLA does not award credit hours, or CEUs, for its on-demand webinars and cannot verify participation.

Fee

Individual

  • $28 each (less 10% discount for ALA/PLA members)

Group

  • $119 each (less 10% discount for ALA/PLA members)

If access to this on-demand webinar will be shared with multiple people—viewing either on an individual basis or gathered together in a single location—then the group rate applies.

This on-demand webinar is intended for the sole use of the purchaser, whether an individual or group. Redistribution or rebroadcast to another individual or group other than the purchaser is prohibited. Thank you for your cooperation.

Technical Requirements

To playback this on-demand webinar you should have the newest version of Adobe Flash Player installed and Javascript enabled in your web browser. A fast Internet connection and computer is recommended.

We suggest that groups, especially larger groups, plan ahead to use an LCD/LED projector in the room to project the webinar recording. Groups will also want to have speakers capable of amplifying the webinar audio for the entire room.

How to Purchase

Purchase from the ALA Store:

If access to this on-demand webinar will be shared with multiple people—viewing either on an individual basis or gathered together in a single location—then the group rate applies.

The purchase of this on-demand webinar will include instructions and a password to access the archived recording of the webinar. You'll have access to the on-demand webinar for one year from date of purchase.

This on-demand webinar is intended for the sole use of the purchaser, whether an individual or group. Redistribution or rebroadcast to another individual or group other than the purchaser is prohibited. Thank you for your cooperation.

Contact

If you have questions or problems accessing a recording, send a message to plawebinars@ala.org, or call 800-545-2433 ext. 5PLA.