Maine Authors Publishing will host its introduction class, Welcome to Cooperative Publishing, Friday, Feb. 1, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the MAP office, 12 High St.

For those who have written a book and are considering publishing independently, Maine Authors Publishing is a local, affordable, and professional option. Attendees of this free one-hour orientation class will learn how MAP guides local Maine authors from a written manuscript to printed books, as well as explore the services MAP offers to support every author’s individual goals.

A Q&A segment will follow the presentation. The class is taught on the first Friday of every month.

Maine Authors Publishing is located on the hill near the General Knox Museum. Registration is required, and space is limited. To register, call 594-0091 or email For more information, visit

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