No author can be everywhere, not even Harlan Coben, at left.
And book tours often alternate between areas—parts of the East Coast one year, parts of the Midwest the next. Publishers and authors want to make sure they don’t visit the same regions year after year.
If an author can’t come to your local bookstore, maybe you can go to the author’s home.
Virtually, that is.
In addition to Coben’s regular in-person stops at myriad bookstores, the author and his publisher are trying something new for the launch of his latest novel Missing You.
Several bookstores across the country will feature “At Home with Harlan,” a live streaming interview with Harlan Coben in his living room talking about his latest novel Missing You, showing off his home and also taking questions.
Kinda like a fireside chat, though I don't know if he even has a fireplace.
The talk will be about 20 minutes and will feature a question and answer session with Coben.
The live web event begins at 7 p.m. March 25. And, yes, you do have to be in the store to hear Coben’s talk.
For details, contact the stores that will host Coben’s talk.
The stores participating are
Alabama Booksmith in Homewood
Book Passage in Corte Madera
Kepler's Books & Magazines in Menlo Park
Mysterious Galaxy in San Diego
Books & Books in Coral Gables
Vero Beach Book Center, Vero Beach
Left Bank Books in St. Louis
Schuler Books in Lansing
White Birch Books in North Conway
BookTowne in Manasquan
Bookmark Shoppe in Brooklyn
Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café in Asheville
Barrington Books in Barrington
Murder by the Book in Houston
The King’s English Bookshop in Salt Lake City