How word-of-mouth — not social media — led to a Pulitzer Prize

Boston author Paul Harding earned a Pulitzer Prize in fiction this week for his book, Tinkers . It was the first Pulitzer from a small publisher in nearly three decades, The Boston Globe reported. “The author’s unlikely success story is rooted in a series of personal interactions between publishers, booksellers, and reviewers that launched a book the old-fashioned way,” according to The Globe . “There were no media campaigns, Twitter feeds, or 30-city tours. Instead, the success o…

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