The promotion will be virtual for new "Hunger Games" novel
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NEW YORK (AP) - When Suzanne Collins' "Mockingjay" was published a decade ago, Books of Wonder owner Peter Glassman put on a show: a late-night celebration for hundreds at his Manhattan store, with jugglers, costumes, a trivia wheel, cupcakes with the "Mockingjay" logo and a rare public reading from Collins herself.

For her new "Hunger Games" book, FreeGames4Play the prequel "The Ballad Of Songbirds and Snakes," the debut at Books of Wonder and other stores will mostly be online.

"In normal times, we would have had a big party," Glassman says. "And we might have tried to get an editor or someone else she works with to come, or tried to have an actor give a dramatic reading. But given the reality, we have to deal with what we're dealing with.