B&N appointed a new director for their program to find and promote new authors

Barnes & Noble have just announced that Miwa Messer will be taking over the Discover Great New Writers Program as its director.

This program, now in its 21st year, is used by B&N to highlight the best new literary talents from among the many books published each season.  The titles are handpicked by a select group of Barnes & Noble booksellers as being above grade and worth recommending to B&N customers.

Miwa Messer joined Barnes & Noble in 1998 as Author Promotions Manager. She's managed author events and supervised literary forums at the various B&N promotional events: Writers on Writers, Upstairs at the Square, B&N Review in Person.Before she joined B&N, she worked for Grove/Atlantic, Inc. and Waterstone's Booksellers, USA.

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: He's here to chew bubble gum and fix broken websites, and he is all out of bubble gum. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills at the drop of a hat. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

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