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Midcoast book businesses launch Maine Authors Bookstore Direct

Apr 09, 2020

Thomaston — Maine Authors Publishing is partnering with Maine bookstores, including Archipelago in Rockland and Owl and Turtle Bookshop Café in Camden to help sustain the local and independent literary community by shipping directly to book buyers.

The new program, Maine Authors Bookstore Direct, allows buyers to purchase a Maine Authors Publishing title and also buy from a participating bookstore. The bookstore will be in touch to process the payment and Maine Authors Publishing will ship the book to the customer. All sales and royalties go to the bookstore and author, respectively.

“We are honored to be able to donate our labor to the limited-time Bookstore Direct program to increase sales to bookstores, instead of online, and to assist with shipping,” said Jane Karker, president of Maine Authors Publishing.

To participate, visit For a full list of participation bookstores, visit or email

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