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Book tours go virtual to grab readers

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A screen shot from BookVideos.tv shows author Jodi Picoult on the road with her daughter. (Courtesy of TurnHere)

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This screen shot of author and journalist David Halberstam's desk is from Out of the Book, a film series produced by Powell's Books, in Portland, Oreg. (Courtesy of Powell's Books)

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In an effort to get more Americans reading again, authors are taking their book tours to the big screen and online. By being able to appear to audiences without actually going anywhere, the authors and the people making the appearances hope to be able to spread the word faster.


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