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Award Winning Independent Bookstore Hosts Panel Discussion on Publishing

Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh will host a panel discussion on “An Intro to Publishing – What You Need to Know About How to Publish Your Book” April 29, at 3:00 PM. Panelists include Lulu Press authors Stacey Cochran and Jon Batson with St. Martin’s Minotaur author Sarah Shaber.

Raleigh, NC, April 26, 2007 --( Quail Ridge Books & Music on Wade Avenue in Raleigh will host a panel discussion on “An Intro to Publishing – What You Need to Know About How to Publish Your Book” on April 29, 2007, at 3:00 PM.

NCSU professor and author Stacey Cochran (The Colorado Sequence) will moderate the discussion featuring two award winning authors - St. Martin’s Minotaur author Sarah Shaber, (The Professor Simon Shaw series) and Jon Batson, (The Rands Conspiracy), with experience in self-publishing through Lulu Press. Rounding out the panel are a representative from Lulu Press and Sarah Goddin, manager of Quail Ridge.

Independent bookstores like Quail Ridge have historically supported and cultivated the work of independent authors and poets. North Carolina author Charles Frazier (Cold Mountain, Thirteen Moons) a regular at the store, launched his national book tour for Thirteen Moons at a Quail Ridge Books event held at Meredith College.

Jon Batson, ( author of The Rands Conspiracy, a Who's Who in America and Who’s Who in the World listee and one of the panelists, says he publishes his books through Lulu Press, a producer of print-on-demand books in Morrisville, NC, because, “Lulu makes it easy for me. They don't charge up-front fees and I retain control of my content and especially my copyrights; which as a songwriter I know is important.”

Sarah Shaber’s ( mystery writing career with traditional publishers began when her first novel, Simon Said, won the Malice Domestic Award for Best First Traditional Mystery. The grand prize in the contest was a book deal with St. Martin's Press. "Being a published writer is the most fun I have ever had in my life. I like everything about it, the research, the writing, the book signings, the travel, everything. I just wish I could write faster!"

Quail Ridge Books & Music is an independent shop specializing in fine literature and nonfiction for adults and children, with a special focus on the South. Founded in 1984 by Nancy Olson, QRB relies on creativity and close relationships with authors and customers to compete with the big chain stores. A wide variety of carefully selected books, readings, events, and discussion groups keep people coming back.

Where: Quail Ridge Books & Music | 3522 Wade Avenue | Raleigh, NC 27607 |919-828-1588 / 800-672-6789 |

About Lulu ( Lulu is the world's fastest-growing provider of print-on-demand books.


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