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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

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Traditionalists won't like this idea, but it appears that film may soon be replacing the traditional author appearance at bookstores.  Just ask Powell's Books in Portland.  They're producing a series of short films on featured authors, complete with interviews with peers, fans and critics.  The first film will feature "Atonement" scribe Ian McEwan, whose latest book "On Chesil Beach" will be released in June.  According to the New York Times, "For Mr. McEwan, the film will virtually replace his standard book tour, since he has declined to do traditional bookstore appearances to promote his new novel in the United States." 

More than 50 bookstores across the country have planned screenings of the film from June 13 to 17. After it is shown, the video will be posted on Powell’s Web site and as a series of shorts on YouTube.

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