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Children’s Book Creators Take Part in the “Indies First” Movement

Kelly Barson, a young adult author, shared stories from her experience as a guest bookseller with ‘Publishers Weekly.’ “I had several favorite moments. The first was when I asked a girl what she liked to read and she said books about girls today (not future or past). I showed her my book, a contemporary YA, ’45 Pounds (More or Less).’ She read the back and put it back on the shelf with a shrug. I cracked up and then sold her a post-apocalyptic scary story (‘In the After’ by Demitria Lunetta), which she was excited about.”

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