Why More Authors Need to Come to CT

For readers, having a new book come out is a celebrated event. Finding the edition you want to buy is important to some readers and different stores offer different editions. Big box stores have extra goodies and local bookstores have signed copies and other offers. Sometimes, the authors even come to a local bookstore which can give the readers more than a special edition can. Here are seven reasons why more authors need to come to Connecticut.

  1.     Support local businesses!

Small bookstores thrive off of local shoppers, and having an author would help boost their business and bring more readers to the store. It’s always a good idea to go and support your local bookstore.

  1.     Nice for the readers

It would give the readers a fantastic opportunity to meet one of their favorite authors and ask questions about the author’s technique and information about the book.

  1.   Tickets don’t cost that much

Tickets cost around $20 tops, so it’s the same price as a hardcover book and it won’t break the bank. It’s much easier than travelling to another state and going to see one, so readers will be far more likely to attend.

  1.   Bring in smaller but well-known authors

Bringing in more well-known authors will attract more readers to the store and allow the bookstore to start bringing in more authors and business.

  1.  Make CT known for something else

Connecticut is pretty much known for the two casinos, the Coast Guard Academy, Mystic and farms.

  1. There are many opportunites

There are so many bookstores throughout the state that could host different authors. It would also bring readers’ attention to other bookstores in the area which is always good when one is in pursuit for a book.

  1. It’s always a good time to grab a book and read!

Bringing in more business to a bookstore can pique a reader’s interest and get them hooked on a new book series.

Payton Edwards, Staff Writer

Sophomore Payton Edwards is a staff writer for the 2016-17 Colonel. In her spare time, she enjoys listening to 80’s music, reading, and snuggling her precious dog and cat. She also has an unhealthy obsession with “Hamilton,” “The Office,”  and “Parks and Recreation.”

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