For Authors: Working Successfully with Independent Bookstores

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Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 10:00am to 10:50am

Presented by ABA and the Authors Guild, this panel developed for authors features booksellers who have formulated best practices for working together to create events that benefit both stores and authors. The session will cover a number of issues, from author publicity to dealing with pre-event nerves.
Panelists include: Kelly Estep, Carmichael's Bookstore (Louisville, KY) ; Jenny Cohen, Waucoma Bookstore (Hood River, OR); Alyson Turner, Source Booksellers (Detroit, MI); Jake Cumsky-Whitlock, Solid State Books (Washington, DC); Moderated by bookseller and author Emma Straub, Books are Magic (Brooklyn, NY) and published by Penguin Random House

About ABA

The American Booksellers Association, a national not-for-profit trade organization, works with booksellers and industry partners to ensure the success and profitability of independently owned book retailers, and to assist in expanding the community of the book.

Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.




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