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Idaho Book Extravaganza

Friday, Oct. 28-Saturday, Oct. 29.

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Most of us know someone who is writing a book, wrote a book, or wants to write one and isn't sure how to get there. Maybe you fit into one of those categories yourself. Idaho literary enthusiasts and folks looking to make connections in the writing and publishing world need look no further than the Idaho Book Extravaganza.

Now in its second year, the Idaho Book Extravaganza features a trade show, the Top 50 Idaho Writers Awards and a student essay contest. If you're looking to talk to a published author from Idaho or around the country, IBE's author mixer allows attendees to meet with authors face-to-face, get books signed and form connections. Along with the mixer, more than 25 organized workshops allow attendees to learn from speakers, including writers, publishers and experts in online marketing.

Among these speakers are Don Jacobson, current owner of author management company D.C. Jacobson & Associates, and Idaho writer Robin Lee Hatcher, who has published more than 60 novels and won numerous awards for lifetime achievement. Also included are children's book author Nancy Mills and writer Estevan Vega, who has been a published author since he was 15 years old.

The Idaho Book Extravaganza is an chance to get your feet wet in the publishing world.