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Karin Slaughter Writes Story To Help Save Libraries

08/24/2011 09:50 am ET | Updated Nov 15, 2011

Best-selling author Karin Slaughter releases a new short story tomorrow - with all of her proceeds going to local libraries.

According to a press release issued by Slaughter's organization Save the Libraries, she has already generated more than $50,000 for libraries in DeKalb County, Georgia through various fundraising events.

The story, "Thorn in My Side", is being published only on the Kindle by Amazon's thriller imprint Thomas and Mercer, which is named after two cross streets near Amazon's Seattle headquarters.

Slaughter has experimented with web-only writing before, including placing a bonus chapter for her 2007 book "Beyond Reach" (known as "Skin Privilege" in the UK) on her website.

An outspoken library advocate, the author wrote a piece last year in the Atlanta Journal Constitution stating that "the funding of American libraries should be a matter of national security."

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