Then I realized we had an event booked for the National Book Award winner, Lord of Misrule, for January (January 17th, to be exact). Our five books disappeared in an instant. No, I hadn't placed our event order. Panic ensued. How will McPherson be able to get the books out? Will our event stand? Vintage has paperback rights. Will they help with the hardcover reprinting? Will the paperback be pushed up?
Filling massive demand from small presses can be a challenge. I don't know how Bellevue Literary Press did it with Tinkers. We have an event with him too, on February 17th. Wow! Thank you to Mary and Molly who helped set these up.
One event that won't be happening is for Debi Tibbles, author of All Aboard: How Ollie Tibbles Became a Train. Due to unforeseen circumstances, she will not be able to make the trip from Michigan. I totally understand how these things can be. If I ever write a book (undoubtedly self published, the tour will be a mess.)
To my knowledge, she will still be appearing on "At Issue by Ben Merens" on Friday, only by phone.
Now off to the lunch.