How Four Bestselling Authors Connected with Readers, Helped Indie Booksellers, and Beat the Pandemic

What launched as a sort of support group in the early days of Covid-19, Friends & Fiction celebrated its 100th episode on November 24. PW caught up with show's creators and hosts, Mary Kay Andrews, Kristin Harmel, Kristy Woodson Harvey, and Patti Callahan Henry, to talk about the remarkable rise of a special literary community. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

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With book tours scrapped, authors are finding new ways to connect with their readers

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Author James Patterson Funding Drive To Save Indie Booksellers

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Chicago authors are spotlighting the unique plight of two local indies that both closed to walk-in traffic on March 16: one bookstore that was only officially open for one day, and another that had changed ownership two weeks earlier. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Are Self-Published Authors Still Indie Authors?

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PubTech Connect: New Ways to Connect with Readers

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