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RMW - Lee Smith & Ruthie Lindsay Coming Next

Posted By Wanda Jewell, Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Reader Meet Writer Update

We are adding authors to the schedule.  First, if you haven't signed up to promote the Reader Meet Writer (RMW) events and sell the books to your customers and want to, email  We have two events coming up next week.  Lee Smith is on Tuesday, and Ruthie Lindsay is on Wednesday.  Their books, Blue Marlin, and There I Am: The Journey from Hopelessness to Healing - A Novel, are both perfect books for the times.  And we will soon be offering three or more events a week.  Lee Smith has signed a limited number of bookplates in preparation for her SIBA Reader Meet Writer event (April 21 at 4 p-m). Booksellers who are interested in having some bookplates for their readers and/or those who are interested in hosting virtual events should email Lynn York at  

Let us know how the events are working for you by participating in our survey, and by sending us quotes we can use for promotion with publishers or naysayers.  Is this helpful?  Is it working?  Let us know.  We are happy to do this heavy lifting but not if we are getting in the way.  

There is an Edelweiss collection of RMW titles and new titles will be added and, of course, we are keeping the website as up to date as possible.  Finally, some of you have asked for all of the zoom links and passwords in advance and I'm happy to provide these if  you want to get everything created in advance.  These passwords simply cannot end up on any public-facing websites or social media.  Let us know if you'd like to have all of that in advance. 


What booksellers are saying about Reader Meet Writer:

Doing Great today!
"Our web traffic had fallen off then I sent out the notice for Lee Smith in (our version of) Shelf Awareness and we now have more than 35 participants and more than 20 books sales. 
 I am working hard to get the promos going on the rest of them. I don’t know if the others will be as popular - Lee Smith is a favorite in the mountains as you know - but its a great profit to effort ratio - thanks your and Wanda’s efforts. 
Our sales were only averaging about $200 a day - but we’ve hit $550 plus today. 
Hope you’re finding some fun time out there. I enjoy your flowers and outdoor pics on Facebook. I hope it won’t be too long till I can post grandkid pictures again." 

Stay safe
Doloris Vest
Book No Further
112 Market St SE | Roanoke, VA 24011 |

Tags:  #readermeetwriter  authors  booksellers  Covid-19 

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