Maine Authors Publishing, 12 High St., will offer a free marketing workshop for authors Saturday, May 13, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Space is limited and registration is required; email or call 594-0091.

Jane Karker, owner and president of Maine Authors Publishing & Cooperative, will present on The Gradual Yes Method (sales for authors). Participants will learn where and how to market their independently published books for the best sales results. Ideas for marketing, building an author platform, building relationships with bookstores and using social media, as well as how networking with other authors can drive better sales, will be covered.

Using the media and Internet to market books is a crucial part of this marketing discussion, which is for published authors, as well as writers who have not yet published.

Karker has more than 20 years of experience in the publishing and printing industry and teaches ways to affordably produce, publish, and market books for independently published authors. She has taught courses in independent publishing all over New England; and helped more than 200 authors market their work. For more information, visit

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or