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#IndieChat – How Best-Selling Author Darcie Chan Sold 700,000 +Books

by Miral Sattar •  November 3, 2013  •   Follow miralsattar

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As many of you may know we host #indiechat for authors and publishing professionals alike. #Indiechat is held every Tuesday at 9pm EST. You can check out our previous chat logs on BiblioCrunch Storify.


This week on #indiechat Mercy Pilkington (@AuthorOptions) will be hosting from the BiblioCrunch twitter account (@BiblioCrunch) with NY Times best-selling author Darcie Chan (@DarcieChan). We’ll be chatting about how Darcie sold over 700,000 copies of her book, Mill River Recluse in just a few months.

About Darcie Chan


Darcie Chan is the author of The Mill River Recluse, a self-published debut novel that appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists for more 30 weeks and became a heartwarming favorite of readers across the country.  Darcie was born in Wisconsin and grew up in various small towns in the Midwest. Currently, she lives just north of New York City with her husband and son. Her second novel, which is also set in the fictional world of Mill River, Vermont, will be published by Ballantine Books in August 2014.



About Miral Sattar

Lover of books. CEO & founder of Bibliocrunch. Love storytelling in all its forms. Formerly TIME. I'm a new media entrepreneur who has worked in the media industry for 11 years. My mission is simple – to innovate the publishing industry with technology. My company has been featured in BBC World News, Money Magazine, Bloomberg, Consumer Reports, Forbes, WSJ, MediaBistro, PBS, Columbia Journalism Review, The Next Web, Publishers Weekly, and a bunch of other places. Bibliocrunch was also selected as The Next Big Thing in media by the Paley Center. I also used to run a popular South Asian culture blog called Divanee. Before I ran my own company and became a mom, I used to be on the board for several literacy organizations, and wrote a LOT more. Hopefully, when things are calmer I can go back to that! :)