Cynthia Shannon
Cynthia Shannon asked Chris Bohjalian:

How has publishing changed from when you published your first book to the most recent one?

Chris Bohjalian Hi Cynthia.

Lord, whole books could be written about those changes. The changes have been seismic.

Bottom line, though, is this:

-- Fewer bookstores, which I find devastating;

-- Fewer review space in the newspapers, also devastating;

-- The author must be dramatically more involved in the marketing, which may be a good thing because there is more interaction with readers -- though it does mean less time to actually write.

I hope this helps!

All best,

CB

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