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Bethanne Patrick Interview – The Imperative for Authors to Connect With Readers

I had the pleasure of speaking with Bethanne Patrick, who has a longtime presence in the publishing world, is the Founder of the Twitter hashtag #FridayReads, and is the Editor at Shelf Awareness.

We discussed:

  • The origins, growth and evolution of #FridayReads
  • The necessity and challenge of reaching out to readers
  • How she amassed more than 100,000 Twitter followers
  • Why authors need to be entrepreneurs, balancing writing and marketing

… and many other topics. Please watch the video below to hear our conversation.
You can find Bethanne on Twitter at @thebookmaven, and on her website: http://bookmavenmedia.com.

Thanks so much to Bethanne for chatting!


  • Eunice Suthers

    intresting to find people who love reading ,i am in the uk and read 3 books a week, i cant imagine life without a good book…i do buy some books from the charity shops i could not afford to buy them all new..my family and friends all know i love books so xmas,birthdays, etc  ,thats what i get….books !!!

  • Hurray for the Book Maven!  I have been truly enjoying her tweets and updates via her website.  She has much wisdom to share with newbies. 🙂

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