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How can I get local stores to carry my books?
By Naomi Blackburn
This article decribes the situation of independent bookstores and what to look for in a bookstore that you hope will carry your books. It also covers in some detail how an author should present both her/himself and the book to get the best possible reception. Here's a link: How can I get local stores to carry my books?
Naomi Blackburn is the owner of The Author CEO, a consultation firm dedicated to helping independent authors.
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Tom Fels has been for many years an independent curator and writer specializing in American culture and art. His exhibitions have been shown at the Getty Museum in Malibu, and the van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. In 1986 he was named a Fellow of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and in 1998-9 a Fellow of the Huntington Library. He is the author of numerous catalogs, articles, and books. For the past dozen years, Fels has written on the era of the 1960s. Farm Friends appeared in 2008, Buying the Farm in 2012, and A Tree With Roots in 2018. He is also the founder of the Famous Long Ago archive at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, which focuses on this era. A reviewer in the journal The Sixties wrote that with the publication of Buying the Farm the counterculture group about which Fels writes is probably the best documented of any of its kind.