[9/10/2013] Narcissus.me, the sponsor and organizer of the event, has announced its detailed program for the first International Self-Publishing Festival which will be held on 19-20 October in Piazza Annonario in Senigallia.
Independent authors and publishing professionals will be taking part in the event. Other guests include self-producers from the music, comic book, cinema, education and food & wine sectors, just to name a few.
“Our objective is to celebrate self publishing as a Renaissance of the sector during these digital times,” notes Antonio Tombolini, Simplicissimus Book Farm’s CEO. “The success of digital self production has really changed the rules radically, allowing a number of individuals to access the publishing market”.
The stage at #ISPF2013 will host interviews, debates, readings, as well as concerts and shows. The detailed program can be found on the official website for the event: http://www.selfpublishingfestival.org/programme/
Highlights of the festival include a performance by Alessandro Bergonzoni (Alessandro Bergonzoni incontra l’Amorte, Saturday the 19th at 7pm), the vocal raids of Isabella Carloni, the Concerto Triplo on Saturday evening (3 independent rock bands introduced by Radio 101 hosts Tamara Taylor and DJ Leo Patanè), a live version of the well-known Radio 24 program Voi siete qui (with Matteo Caccia, Saturday the 19th at 4:30pm and Sunday the 20th at 11am), and the final super concert at noon featuring Obelisco Nero on Sunday the 20th.
Major players from the publishing world will be special guests and include Carlo Annese (GQ Condè Nast), Edoardo Brugnatelli (Mondadori), Camille Mofidi (Kobo), and Arianna Ciccone (creator and soul of the International Journalism Festival in Perugia).
The event will conclude with an interview/talk on the future of publishing between Angelo Figorilli (TG2 Rai) and Antonio Tombolini (Founder of Simplicissimus Book Farm) on the morning of Sunday, the 20th.
#ISPF2013 will also be a real publishing market. Professionals from the publishing world will have free access to stands where they can promotes their products and services aimed at authors and self-publishers participating in the event. “In this exciting atmosphere, we want to create a real life model of the marketplace we want to propose virtually on FootWings.com, the marketplace dedicated to publishing, which we plan on launching during the festival”, states Tombolini.
Of course there will be a space dedicated to authors called “The Pickwick Club” where self-publishers will be able to introduce, promote and sell their books. Authors can book a slot to present their books at http://www.selfpublishingfestival.org/the-pickwick-club/.
The festival will be totally free and open to everyone, but we recommend registering for the even as all registered participants will receive an official bag with gadgets from the event.
Narcissus – www.narcissus.me – is Simplicissimus Book Farm’s digital self publishing platform. There are about 4000 users, a thousand of them having published at least one title. Up to now we have had 2145 titles published with Narcissus.me, more than half of all self-published ebooks in Italy (according to AIE data in May 2013, 3500 books have been self-published).
Corporate Communication Manager – Simplicissimus Book Farm