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Simon & Schuster will offer readers the opportunity to take online workshops with authors, as a way of generating new revenue streams and building buzz for books, reports The New York Times, particularly as digital content sales grow and book sales decline. Last year, Simon & Schuster launched an imprint dedicated to publishing books of YouTube stars, though it was unclear if this was connected to declining book sales.

Ian MacAllen is the author of Red Sauce: How Italian Food Became American (Rowman & Littlefield, April 2022). His writing has appeared in Chicago Review of Books, Southern Review of Books, The Offing, 45th Parallel Magazine, Little Fiction, Vol 1. Brooklyn, and elsewhere. He tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at More from this author →