Jane Karker, owner and president of Maine Authors Publishing in Rockland, will participate in the second annual Belfast Bound Book Festival, which runs Friday through Sunday, July 27 through 29. She will present a lecture titled A Cooperative Model of Self-Publishing: The Real Deal and How We Did It Friday from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Abbott Room of Belfast Free Library, 106 High St.

Maine Authors Publishing has been established since 2008. From textbooks to children’s books and essays to fiction, the company offers independent local and out-of-state authors a chance to publish their books and get them into the hands of their readers. The company also offers a variety of production and marketing services.

Two members of the Maine Authors Publishing co-operation will be involved in the festival. Gayle Portnow will sign copies of her book “Food, However Peripheral” Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at High Street Studio & Gallery, 149 High St.; and Jo Ann Simon will discuss and sign her book “Beloved Captain: A Nantucket Love Story” Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. at Beyond the Sea, 74 Main St.

The Belfast Bound Book Festival was founded by George Siscoe, owner of Old Professor’s Bookshop; Craig Olson of Artisan Books and Bindery; and Nanette H. Gionfriddo of Beyond the Sea For more information, visit belfastboundbookfestival.com.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.