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Next Meeting: 7:00 PM, Wednesday, July 13, 2022 via Zoom.us

Wherever Books are Sold: A Guide to Forming Lasting Partnerships with Independent Bookstores
Presented by Emily Hall Schroen

Join the St. Louis Publishers Association on July 13th for “Wherever Books are Sold: A Guide to Forming Lasting Partnerships with Independent Bookstores”, featuring Emily Hall Schroen, owner of Main Street Books in St. Charles, Missouri.

You’ve written a book. You’ve gone through the publishing process. You have your new book in your hands, and now you want to see it on bookstore shelves. How can you achieve this goal? Drawing on nearly a decade of experience in the bookselling industry, Emily Hall Schroen will walk authors through the process of reaching out to independent bookstores who may be interested in stocking your book. Emily will give an overview of indie bookstore operations, including an explanation of how most indies decide which titles to bring into the store and where their stock comes from. She will also provide insight about how to decide if a store is right for your book, the best ways to approach buyers or managers, and tips for successful book signings.

Main Street Books is an independent bookstore in the heart of Historic St. Charles and has been serving the community for 29 years. They host multiple book signings a month, the majority of which feature local authors. You can visit them online at mainstreetbooks.indielite.org and follow them on social media: Facebook: Main Street Books St Charles, MO; Twitter: @mainstreetbooks; Instagram: @mainstreetbooksstcharles.

Emily Hall Schroen is the owner of Main Street Books in St. Charles, MO. She holds a BA in English from Truman State University and sits on the board of the Midwest Independent Booksellers Association. She lives in St. Charles with her husband and two budgies in a house overflowing with books.

ZOOM INSTRUCTIONS:  Sign up is free. You can join from your smartphone, computer, or tablet. If it’s your first time, follow the prompts and allow it to access your camera and microphone. Click on this link for the meeting: 

https://zoom.us/j/86782144399 Meeting ID is 867 8214 4399. 
Password is 668448.  

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