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  •  i guess holland was lucky then, 'cos the place was (0+ / 0-)

    packed, even as dead-tired as she was, and lots of her books got sold!   of course that was in the mid1970s, and a university bookstore (it was part of the students' union bldg) kind of has a built-in customer-base.

    Yerby's at wikipedia     Reading of your mother's interview, i was thinking, "wow!"  of course, one rarely knows at the time that a person they're talking to or an event they're witnessing or involved in may turn into something of historical significance.

    i suppose authors can be interviewed by webcam & things if the pubr wants or the publicist arranges?  i'm not sure if you were saying that booksignings don't go on much anymore.

    if they don't, it must be very now tough for most authors to get their books known of by their potential readership.  my impression is that blockbuster writers are constantly on talk shows, but i don't see much of that kind of program ... 'tho what drew me to the daily show & colbert initially was discovering they seemed to have a book & author to showcase every single freaking half hour of airtime, & i would bet that comprises more support of literacy, authorship, and the exchange of ideas than any routine 24 hours of any other media channel.

    fiction doesn't seem to figure there too often tho.  things changed so much for publishing & authorship in the early 1970s, a few pieces of legislation and kaboom.  of course, books/publishing were far from the only things in the public interest being dynamited, loudly or quietly, at that time...  

    loved the youtube video, thanks!  poor guy...

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