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Enclosed please find materials from the project as well as those that reflect ongoing residual impact.

About.............. 3 Photos.............. 4 Fun Promos......... 10 Branded Materials... 13 Podcast............. 14 Screenshots......... 15 News Coverage....... 16 Research............ 22

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Joanne Zienty with her award. soontobefamous.info


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What is it? The Soon to be Famous Illinois Author project kicked off at the 2013 annual Illinois Library Association conference. The project sought an Illinois author with a self-published adult fiction book that libraries could help to make “famous.� Joanne Zienty, was the first Soon to be Famous Illinois Author.

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At the award event. David Vinjamuri flew in to be part of this. Left to right - Dee Brennan, Executive Director of Reaching Across Illinois Libraries, Cris Cigler, Liz Clemmons, Julie Stam, Sue Wilsey, Donna Fletcher, Denise Raleigh, David Vinjamuri, Joanne Zienty, Nikki Zimmermann, Bob Doyle, Executive Director of the Illinois Library Association, and Anita Quinlan.

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First Sign-Up at the Annual Illinois Association Conference 2013 with Julie Stam at the booth.

The three finalists pose with their enlarged book covers. Mary Hutchings Reed, Joanne Zienty, and Rick Polad. soontobefamous.info


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IIllinois self-published author Joanne Zienty learns that she is the Soon to be Famous Illinois Author

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Photos Julie Stam and Denise Raleigh hold the original banner at the 2013 Annual Illinois Library Association Conference.

The Soon to be The Soon to be Famous committee members in year one - Left to Right - Sue Wilsey of Niles Public Library, Julie Stam of Eisenhower Public Library, Liz Clemmons of Gail Borden Public Library, Cris Cigler of Indian Prairie Public Library, Anita Quinlan of Plainfield Public Library, Denise Raleigh of Gail Borden Public Library, Nikki Zimmermann of Lagrange Public Library and Donna Fletcher of Donna E. Fletcher Consulting, Inc. and Highland Park Public Library Board member.

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The committee grows in year two. Left to right - Cris Cigler, Denise Raleigh, Lucy Tarabour, Donna Fletcher, Anita Quinlan, Sue Wilsey, Julie Stam, Jennifer Amling-Michael and Nikki Zimmermann.

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Fun Promos

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Opportunity for engaging across state -poster contained in video


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It’s A Writingful Life

http://youtu.be/RgjAvSBkoKg

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Veronda Pitchford, author Georgette Bailey, and Nikki Zimmermann, the Angel, stand on the bridge over a stream where Georgette has just pitched her script as she decides that the world does not need her book. Left

Videographer, Laura Espinoza, and location director, Cris Cigler, freeze through the filming of It’s a Writingful Life. soontobefamous.info


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Promo Video 2014

It’s So Easy

http://youtu.be/07IxAA7KQuI Above

Nikki Zimmermann expresses righteous delight as an author who has just submitted her book to the Soon to be Famous Illinois Author project. right

Dee Brennan and Jeannie Dilger represent two different ends of the librarian spectrum for assisting submitting authors in the “It’s So Easy” video. soontobefamous.info


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Branded Materials

Catapult an unknown author to the bestseller list— Nominate a self-published book by an Illinois author. This soon-to-be famous Illinois author’s book will be vigorously promoted throughout Illinois libraries, demonstrating how libraries have been, and still are, a vital factor in the remarkable popularity of books and reading Deadline: January 6, 2014. A judging committee will announce the winner during National Library Week 2014.

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™ Self-published authors of adult fiction submited their novel via their local libraries. Winner to be announced during 2015 National Library Week.

Joanne Zienty

Soon to be Famous Illinois Author 2014

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Podcast

http://youtu.be/H9NoqhKKjC0

With Robert K. Elder

http://bigquestionspodcast.com/2014/09/30/ joanne-zienty-author-ofthe-things-we-save/

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www.facebook. com/soontobefamousauthor

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Screenshots

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidvinjamuri/2014/06/06/with-ebooks-still-pricey-illinois-libraries-flex-their-marketing-muscle/

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News Coverage

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http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/ hinsdale/ct-illinois-author-contesthinsdale-tl-1204-20141204-story.html

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http://articles.chicagotribune. com/2014-04-22/news/ct-authorscontest-tl-0424-20140422_1_booktalks-book-club-librarians

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http://www.slj.com/2014/07/authors-illustrators/interviews/schoollibrarian-joanne-zienty-soon-to-be-famous-author-winner/#_

http://iebms.heiexpo.com/ala/ ALACognotesHighlights.pdf

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News Coverage

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http://goodereader.com/blog/e-book-news/soon-to-be-famous-assists-the-editorial-aspect-of-indie-ebooks

http://lj.libraryjournal.com/blogs/annoyedlibrarian/2014/11/26/self-published-winners-the-library/

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http://atyourlibrary.org/culture/illinois-authors-drop-yourmanuscript-your-library-chance-be-famous

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News Coverage

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http://herald-review.com/lifestyles/espionage-epic-decatur-entry-in-statewide-competition/article_87807aa6-931c529f-925a-6f794a902c93.html?comment_form=true

http://www.ila.org/Reporter/April%202014/Reporter_0414.pdf

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Research

Source David Vinjamuri original presentation at the American Library Association Annual Conference in 2013.

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Research

Source David Vinjamuri original presentation at the American Library Association Annual Conference in 2013.

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Research

Source David Vinjamuri original presentation at the American Library Association Annual Conference in 2013.

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Research

Source David Vinjamuri original presentation at the American Library Association Annual Conference in 2013.

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Research

Source David Vinjamuri original presentation at the American Library Association Annual Conference in 2013.

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Profile for Gail Borden Pblic Library District

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These are the supporting materials for the Soon to be Famous Illinois Author project. Please rollover for links.

Soon to be famous supporting materials pdf interactive 2 28 15  

These are the supporting materials for the Soon to be Famous Illinois Author project. Please rollover for links.

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