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Free Times invites authors to promote their books

The Free Times, Columbia's alternative weekly newspaper, has launched a new feature, "Arts Desk Inbox - S.C. Authors, S.C. Books" to help authors promote their books. Each week the newspaper will carry short items about books either written by local authors or about local topics, with local interpreted "broadly to include parts of South Carolina outside the Midlands -- and maybe occasionally outside the state borders, but somewhere in the South." Print books, e-books, commercially published, self-published, fiction, nonfiction -- all will be considered. Read the complete announcement and find out how to submit your book. Via: Free Times

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Hip-hop, comics and culture at Cola-Con II

Comic fans - get ready to meet the creators of your favorite comics at Cola-Con Oct. 5 and 6 at the Columbia Museum of Art. Now in its second year, Cola-Con is "a masterful mix of comic convention and music festival complete with educational panels and media screenings." Created by hip-hop performer Preach Jacobs and comic book creator Steven Prouse, Cola-Con features creators from the major comic publishers and from independent publishers. The Free Times has all of the details covered in this article. Via: The Free Times [caption id="attachment_1488" align="aligncenter" width="388"] Cola-Con II poster image[/caption]