aprilhenry (aprilhenry) wrote,

Giving other authors a boost

After a reading at Carmichael's Bookstore in Louisville, David Sedaris "offered first book-signing privileges to attendees who would purchase the store's five total copies of two of Sedaris' favorite books, The Lazarus Project by Bosnian-born writer Aleksandar Hemon and No One Belongs Here More Than You: Stories," according to the Louisville Courier-Journal.

When I did one of those "author feast" events at a regional bookseller convention in 2006 (every 15 minutes you go sit at a different table of booksellers and try to charm them into ordering your book) I also tried to put in a word for A Sudden Country: A Novel, because I was hearing such good things about it. It went on to be a finalist for the Pen Faulkner award.

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