Indie Book Fest: the first independent book festival in Milan

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On November 10, Milan will host the first edition of the Indie Book Fest, the first festival dedicated to authors who publish independently

Il November 10 Milan will host the first edition of‘Indie Book Fest At Nervesa House, a few steps from Porta Venezia. Open doors for authors and enthusiasts, for an afternoon of meetings, insights and conversations on the topic of self publishing.

The artistic direction of the event is the journalist and writer Riccardo Bruni – creator, with Stefania Crepaldi and Alessandro Valenzano, of the literary blog Giallorama.it. He collaborates with them We book – the first Italian social media dedicated to all those who love books, art and culture.

The Indie Book Fest is an opportunity for information and updates on the universe of self. To tell it, he relies on the words of his protagonists. Thus Riccardo Bruni:

“Self publishing in Italy continues to record a positive trend. More and more authors are interested in learning about and discovering a more dynamic way of publishing, which can offer them greater freedom of expression. I myself, in the 1990s, had the opportunity to experience a pioneering version of what would become a true literary phenomenon. Today, this festival offers me an opportunity to put my experience at the service of those who want to be their own publishers. “

Indie Book Fest: the first independent book festival in Milan

The Indie Book Fest program

The first part of the event will develop through two discussion tables. The first explores the different self-publishing scenarios starting from the opportunities offered by the platform Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP), and from the story of how the latter has evolved in Italy over the course of its eleven years of life. The second instead compares the concrete experiences of Italian authors who have chosen to follow the path of self-publishing, who in an exclusive way and who, instead, maintaining a hybrid approach with traditional publishing.

The event will end with the awarding of the winner of the third edition of Amazon Storyteller. This is the literary prize that allows aspiring writers and already established pens to discover their unpublished works. Moderated by Libreriamo, this meeting will give space to the five talented finalists: Dario La Rosa, Terence Biffi, Francesco Gardini, Alice Bassoli and Doriana Cantoni. It will then be up to the jury of experts – composed of Cristina Stillitano, winner of the 2021 edition with the book: “You will go, you will come back, you will not die”, Marinella Zetti, independent journalist, Laura Rocca, author, Luca Bizzarri, actor, comedian and TV presenter and Andrea Pasino – the task of proclaiming the expected winner 2022.

The winning author will receive a cash reward of €10.000 and will benefit from a marketing campaign to promote your book on Amazon.it. In addition, the winning book will have the opportunity to be published in audio format by Audible. An exclusive Kindle Oasis e-reader will be reserved for all the other finalists.

The event is free while seats last and, starting from 3.00 pm, it will be possible to follow all the appointments live on the Libreriamo Facebook page.