“Growing literary scene draws star authors to Pittsburgh…”

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“‘Pittsburgh is a book publicist’s dream city,’ says Todd Doughty, vice president and executive director of publicity for Doubleday. ‘You have a base of smart and engaged readers; fantastic bookstores alongside a premier lecture program; and local media — TV, print, and radio — who are still actively covering books and authors. Plus, the ease of travel to Pittsburgh — not to mention the city’s beauty — is a bonus.’

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“‘In the past six months, we’ve started to think of Littsburgh as a literary tourism bureau for the city,’ says Courage, who also works as a publishing consultant. ‘And that wasn’t necessarily how we started. We won’t claim all the credit because the bookstores were doing a lot of the hard work… But now we’re getting emails from publicists asking how many people do you think we could expect, where do you think we should send our authors.'”

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