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Saturday, May 6 • 11:45am - 12:45pm
6C: The Relationship Between Bookstores & Authors: The Good, The Bad, The Wonderful
Limited Capacity seats available

Writers everywhere are curious what bookstores expect from authors. Are events good for the stores? (And how do they work out for most authors?) How would they like authors to behave at their stores during events or at other times? Does working with publicists make life easier or would they rather work directly with authors?

We’ll reveal how booksellers decide which books to buy: whether they rely on the publisher’s sales force personnel, curating their collection or both, find out what options are available for self-published authors. Relationship between bookseller and authors will be examined in this discussion between bestselling author, Randy Susan Meyers, and local booksellers, Mary Cotton, co-owner of Newtonville Books, and Katie Eelman, event coordinator at Papercuts, in Jamaica Plain.

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Mary Cotton

Co-owner, Newtownville Books
Mary Cotton is the co-owner of Newtonville Books.
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Katie Eelman

Director of Media & Events, Papercuts
Katie Eelman has been the Director of Media & Events at Boston's award-winning independent bookstore Papercuts J.P.since the store's opening in 2014. She is also co-founder and editor in chief of the store's publishing imprint, Cutlass Press. 
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Randy Susan Meyers

Randy Susan Meyers' novels are informed by her work with families impacted by emotional and family violence. Her debut novel, The Murderer’s Daughters, was named one of the “2011 Ten Best Works of Fiction” by the Massachusetts Center for the Book and was a finalist for the Massachusetts Book... Read More →

Saturday May 6, 2017 11:45am - 12:45pm
Beacon Hill Room