Wednesday, August 31, 2011

More Changes in the Book World

Author Erica Spindler from a random ALA Conference in my past
Reading one of my favorite writer book blogs today, I came across an article about changes in the way book tours are structured. Actually the article, which you can read HERE, was about a website that assisted with putting book tours together, closing shop.

Publishers have drastically cut the budgets for sending authors to book stores (are there still bookstores out there?) just to sell and sign a very few books. Instead events like the Kerrytown Book Fest with dozens of authors are taking the place of book tours.

This makes me interested in seeing what author Louise Penny will be doing when she visits Schuler's Bookstore in Okemos on Saturday, September 10 versus her appearance at the Ann Arbor Festival the following day.

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