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Last Chance to Check Out Booktalk Nation (until January); Audio Streams

Tomorrow, Tues., Dec.11, Booktalk Nation wraps up for the holidays at 7 Eastern/4 Pacific when D.T. Max discusses his biography of David Foster Wallace, Every Love Story is a Ghost Story with Gideon Lewis-Kraus. To participate, sign up at

Or listen to last week’s talks, which can now be streamed from the authors’ pages at Booktalk Nation. Here are the links (please note that the Cursing Mommy really does curse (a lot) — not safe for work or kids):

Ian Frazier with Roy Blount Jr., The Cursing Mommy’s Book of Days:

David Abrams with Sarah Bird, Fobbit:

Ann Haywood Leal with Annie Philbrick, A Finders-Keepers Place:

Events for January feature Lois Lowry, Emma Straub, Richard Russo, and Robert K. Massie. More to come.


About Booktalk Nation

Booktalk Nation, which we briefly previewed last year, is intended to supplement book tours and other efforts promoting new books. provides an e-commerce platform in conjunction with its events, allowing readers to order books that authors will personally sign at host bookstores. Proceeds from these sales are divided between the host store and any affiliate brick-and-mortar bookstores that brought the reader to the site.

For the next few months, Booktalk Nation will be hosting up to three events per week, though no events will be scheduled near the holidays. We expect to increase the number of events as more bookstores sign on as hosts.

Authors don’t need to be members of the Authors Guild to promote a book through Booktalk Nation, but they will need to have a traditional brick-and-mortar bookstore host their talk. (Bookstores set up talks through their Booktalk Nation accounts.) If you have a new book — or will have one soon — and would like to be on the list for prospective Booktalk Nation events, please use the form on this page.

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