Making Connections that Count
Build Key Relationships to Help 
Promote You and Your Book

Dianna Young
Executive Director, Literary Classics and 
Founder of Author.Pub and the Great American Book Festival

Great American Book Festival P.O. Box 3362 Rapid City, SD 57709
COMING SOON...   GAB Fest 2017

MORE INFORMATION WILL BE PROVIDED HERE AS IT BECOMES AVAILABLE

Interested in submitting your idea for an event to be held in conjunction with the Great American Book Festival?  Contact us today.  We'd love to hear from you.
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2017 EVENT LINEUP



The following sessions are being held in conjunction with the Great American Book Festival and will take place at the Rapid City Public Library on Friday, September 1, 2017.  All events are FREE and open to the public, but we do ask attendees to register in advance to assist with event scheduling and location planning.
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
Keynote Speaker
Polly Letofsky
The only woman to walk around the world, 
and author of 3MPH presents:
Becoming a Best-Selling Author
21 Mistakes to Avoid When Writing, Publishing 
and Promoting Your Book

Patrick Snow
International best-selling author, professional keynote speaker, publishing, speaking and book marketing coach.
BUZZ!
Your Super Sticky BUZZ Book Marketing Tips -
TOP 20 Ways to Market Your Book

Polly Letofsky
Author, Public Speaker, and founder of My Word Publishing


  2017 GABfest Conference Schedule
Little Steps, Big Feat 

Ignorance is NOT bliss
Know your limitations & rights when it comes to 
using quotes, lyrics and more in your writing.

Patricia Reding
When she's not wearing her award-winning-author hat 
Patricia practices trademark and copyright law.
AUTHORS RESERVE YOUR SPACE TODAY!
Reserve a full booth, table, or shared table depending upon your needs.  The FREE Writers' Conference takes place the day before the Book Festival, so you'll be able to take part in both activities. Space is filling up quickly, so don't delay. Register today to take part in this EPIC literary event!

Know Thyself... &  Thy Audience
Social Media Strategies 
for the Working Author

K.B. Hoyle
Multiple award-winning author, professional 
public speaker, and writing instructor
10:15 AM to 11:15 AM
Rapid City Public Library
(RCPL Room TBA)
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Rapid City Public Library
(RCPL Room TBA)
1:15 PM to 2:15 PM
Rapid City Public Library
(RCPL Room TBA)
2:45 PM to 3:45 PM
Rapid City Public Library
(RCPL Room TBA)
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Rapid City Public Library
(RCPL Room TBA)

​BROWN-BAG-IT!
At the Rapid City Public Library you are encouraged to get comfortable, take it easy and settle in for a while.  

Accordingly, you are welcome to bring non-alcoholic beverages and food items to any of the GABfest conference sessions throughout the day. 
GABfest FREE Writers' Conference will be held at the Rapid City Public Library

Great American Book Festival 
Saturday May 12, 2018

Rapid City Public Library  •  610 Quincy Street  •  Downtown Rapid City
The GABfest FREE Writers' Conference will be held on 
Friday, September 1 from 10:15 AM to 5:00 PM.  
Specific locations within the Library to be announced. 

GABfest 
FREE Writers' Conference
Friday September 1, 2017