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Bestselling author William Bernhardt discusses the latest news from the world of books, then interviews several writers at Litfest, a library literary festival in Oklahoma City.

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: News
Bernhardt provides more details on the multi-book contract signed by Dean Koontz with Amazon Publishing, the success of Amazon's ads program, and the breakout hit When the Crawdads Sing, a first novel published when the author (Delia Owens) was 69 years of age.
Chapter 3: Writing Tips
Bernhardt interviews Staci Mauney about how she turned her blog into four successful inspirational books--and how what worked for her might work for you. He also chats with Sarah Brown, organizer of Litfest.
Chapter 4: Interview
Bernhardt interviews four highly successful middle-grade and young-adult writers: Kim Ventrella, author of Skeleton Tree, Wendy Spinale, author of the Everland series, Brad McLelland, author of Legends of the Lost Causes, and Sonia Gensler, author of The Revenant. They discuss what works in today's YA market, what kids are reading, how to pry them away from phones and televisions, and how to break into the market.
Chapter 5: Parting Words
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