May 25, 2022

From Page to Screen: Waco Book Clubs Go Live in Conservative Time | Local news






Alison Frenzel, co-owner of Fabled Bookshop & Cafe, has moved her book club online due to pandemic concerns.


Rod Aydelotte, Tribune-Herald



Involving Burns is a plus, but Frenzel said the pandemic has not only depressed writers’ sales, but has effectively frozen signings and discussions.

“It’s a huge challenge to publish a book right now without any advertising,” she said.

The virtual also opens doors for authors.

“Honestly, connecting with readers online during the pandemic has been the highlight of my posting experience this year,” Burns said via email. “Now more than ever, readers seem hungry for that authentic connection that books provide – not just by reading them, but by discussing them as well.”

The Pennsylvania native also said some readers are able to ask questions online that they might have been hesitant to ask in person.

“I think readers felt more comfortable asking the questions that they really care about and might not feel comfortable asking in person, whether through Zoom, email or by the chat feature at a larger virtual book club, ”Burns said. “I really enjoyed the thoughtful conversations I had on all types of topics. “

By the way, the authors’ in-person appearances are starting to return. Fabled will host an outdoor book signing for local author Scott Erickson and his book “Honest Advent” Thursday at 6:30 pm, and JH Reynolds, creator of “Monsterstreet # 4,” will meet readers at 10 am on October 31. .