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BookstockTent 1 One of the book tents at Bookstock this year.

As I’ve said before and I’ll say again, “It’s easy to get published – and hard to get read.” I was reminded of this at Bookstock, where I met many self-published authors selling their books.

Selling books at a literary festival makes sense but not cents, according to author Bruce Hartman, who was there with his novels. He came to Bookstock from Philadelphia, he said, because he used to live near Woodstock, and he thought he’d see some old friends. He was also offering his books at a discount – and still hoping to earn back the cost of renting a table under the tent.

With all the new technologies for print-on-demand (POD) and self-publishing (eBooks), it’s easy to break into print, but the difficulties of finding outlets at which to sell your books are great. This…

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