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From book to eBooK!

Join the Florence Festival of Books at 9 a.m. on Saturday, September 24 for a free, educational Q & A with some amazing panelists who have made the successful switch from print to pixels. 

For the first time, the Florence Festival of Books is no longer restricting participants to books with pages that turn. Beginning in 2022, the FFOB is accepting applications from those who have eBooks. A sign of the times! So….are you an author (or soon-to-be author) ready to make the switch with your own writing? Join four authors who can answer your questions: Where do I start? Can I use photos? What about color? What’s the cost? You’ll learn that, and get a chance to ask questions of your own at this free event! Check out the amazing panelists: 

Ron Lovell is the author of 14 textbooks, hundreds of magazine articles, ten books in the Martindale Mysteries series and four in the Lorenzo Madrid Mysteries. Each of his mysteries has a digital edition that sells well! 

Patricia Mashall with Luminare Press, offers book design and layout, custom covers, editing, distribution, marketing, promo packages, and more–in print and eBook format. “I can speak to a variety of ways that an author can turn their book into an eBook.”


Donna McFarland is the author of over 15 books. In addition to writing, Donna is a freelancer, formatting print and eBooks for self-publishing authors. “I can contribute information about the differences between picture book eBooks and most other genre.”

Suzanne Parrott is the owner of First Steps Publishing. She is an illustrator, graphic designer, speaker, and the author of “The Ebook Formatting and Publishing Guide”, “The Lost Sigil eBook Guide,” and 10 children’s books. She says, “I have A LOT of experience with eBooks.”


No registration necessary to attend this event. Seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. And, don’t forget, you can aqlso connect with each of the panelists one-on-one during the book fair portion of the Florence Festival of Books!