Stephen King and Joshua Bodwell Organize Readers in Support of Maine Regional Book Reviews

The New York Times recently reported on author Stephen King’s online effort to rescue the Portland Press Herald‘s book reviews section.

King, alerted to the Press Herald’s decision to remove book reviews from its annual budget by Joshua Bodwell of the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance, leveraged his large Twitter audience to supply the paper with much-needed new subscribers. King and Bodwell stressed the importance of robust local press coverage for authors who rely on these outlets to connect audiences with their work.

We salute Bodwell, series editor of The Collected Short Stories & Novellas of Andre Dubus, and King for their advocacy on behalf of writers and newspapers in Maine and around the country!

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