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How to contact an author

Created: 04/25/11

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How to contact an author

Dear Bookbrowse.
I just read "A Slipping-Down Life " by Anne Tyler and would like to "thank" by mail. How do I do that?
Thanks

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RE: How to contact an author

The traditional way to contact an author is to write a letter c/o the author's publisher, and the publisher will forward. The publisher's address will almost always be included in the front of the book on the copyright page, or can be found by searching the web. For example, if I was trying to send a letter to an author published by Crown, I'd type something like "crown publishing contact us" into a search engine and I'd more than likely end up at a page with contact information for Crown Publishing (which is an imprint of Random House).

Alternatively, these days, many (but by no means all) authors have a website. Most very well known authors don't publish their email address on their website, but a great many other authors do, and even the very well known, while probably not providing an email address to reach them directly, will provide an online contact form, or an email address for a publicity contact.

BookBrowse has links to the websites of hundreds of the best known authors at www.bookbrowse.com/author_websites - and many thousands more can be found with the aid of a good search engine.


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