Maine Authors Publishing will host the class Welcome to Independent Publishing with Maine Authors Publishing from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, at their office at 12 High St. in Thomaston.

Participants can learn in this free one-hour orientation class how local Maine authors are guided from a written manuscript to printed books and about the services it offers to support the author’s goals. A Q&A segment will follow the presentation. The class is taught on the first Friday of every month by its president, Jane Karker.

The mission of the organization is to provide a full-service, affordable and uniquely local independent publishing solution for authors and bookstores.

Registration is required and space is limited. To register, call 594-0091 or email [email protected]. For more information, visit