Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

Everything changes. Nothing changes. (part two)

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Continued from Everything changes. Nothing changes. (part one)

Now to the point.

One afternoon, the woman responsible for sending out review copies for Random House phoned me to explain that she could not continue to send me any more books. Why, I asked, flabbergasted.

"In three years you have not reviewed one of our books," she said.
"But that is not true. We review two or three of your fine books every month. You have been our kind of publisher."
"But you have never sent me a tear sheet of any such reviews."
"But I assumed you would be reading the pages, it is your business."
"You obviously don't understand," she said, "I don't read the Telegram, on principle."

To be continued.

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