Read Local - Hometown ReadsThanks for visiting Hometown Reads! We’re launching our site for Toledo authors and readers first, with plans to quickly expand to other Midwest cities, and then across the country. As of March 2016, we’re in beta, with plans to add more features, resources, and opportunities as we grow. We want to learn from you so please send any ideas or suggested features to

If you’re an author, we want to showcase your book. We’re building a community of authors and we will be sharing book marketing best practices and other helpful ideas while giving you a chance to meet and network with other published authors in your hometown. We hope that we’ll find powerful ways to collaborate and cooperate that will help every author featured find more readers for their books.

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If you’re a reader, we want to help you discover the hidden treasures in your own community: authors and books you may have never discovered otherwise. If you discover books you love, we hope you’ll share them with others through your social networks and give support to these local authors. We’re starting a #ReadLocal movement and we’re excited for you to be a part of it.

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Hometown Reads is a division of Weaving Influence, a full-service digital marketing agency founded by Becky Robinson in 2012. Weaving Influence supports authors and thought leaders in growing influence online and marketing their books. We provide web development, graphic design, social media strategy & implementation, digital publicity, and more.

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