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I'm Published: A Story on Independent Bookstores

I just found out today that an article I submitted for publication in January was published!  The story is called “Independent bookstores fight for survival”, and can be found in 77 Square, a local arts and entertainment guide in Madison!

For all you long-time readers out there, I’ve mentioned this particular story a couple of times; once in relation to the Buy Books for the Holidays campaign, and once to share an interview I did with Amy from My Friend Amy that didn’t make it into the story.

Check it out, I’d love to know what you think!

Image from 77 Square

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  • Lindsay February 17, 2009, 5:45 pm

    Nice job! I hope they all make it — I still miss Star Books, which closed on the near east side some two years ago. I much preferred it to going online.

  • bermudaonion February 17, 2009, 6:00 pm

    This is such wonderful news. Congratulations!

  • theexile February 17, 2009, 7:53 pm

    Nice story. Congratulations!

  • Amy @ My Friend Amy February 17, 2009, 8:24 pm

    Congrats Kim!!! That’s so fantastic.

  • benjaminwheeler February 17, 2009, 8:44 pm

    Awesome news! Give yourself a pat on the back and pretend that it’s from me. I telepathically high-five you across the divide between our states. In short, way to be.

  • Kitten February 17, 2009, 8:58 pm

    Great story, Kim! There’s a used bookstore that just opened in my town. It’s been growing, slowly but surely, but I hope it survive the downturn!

  • Care February 18, 2009, 7:58 am


  • Kim February 18, 2009, 11:01 am

    Thanks everyone! I’m really proud of how this story turned out, so it’s especially gratifying to see it published!

  • Serena (Savvy Verse & Wit February 18, 2009, 12:14 pm


  • Kim L February 19, 2009, 9:59 pm

    Great story! Congratulations. I really am spoiled… I have lots of great independent book sellers in my area that I need to check out.

  • Ali February 19, 2009, 10:33 pm

    Nicely done! I feel silly now: I saw the article referenced somewhere–noted it because I used to live in Madison and am familiar with some of the bookstores–and didn’t make the connection that it was the same article you wrote.

  • Kim February 19, 2009, 11:04 pm

    Ali: That’s funny! I know the article was linked on wiscon, so maybe that is where you saw it.

  • monnibo February 21, 2009, 3:26 am

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am working on getting some articles published.

  • Dawn February 21, 2009, 7:46 pm

    Congrats, Kim. I saw a similar article on Shelf-Awareness, but they didn’t credit you (?) was your story picked up somewhere else?

    Here’s the S-A link.

  • Kim February 23, 2009, 1:06 pm

    Dawn: It must have been. Thank you for that link — that’s the beginning of my story along with some excerpts from other stories on independent bookstores. Very exciting!