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Wednesday, October 04, 2006

A Cross Word

Browsing though the shelves of Crossword, Kemp's Corner, recently, one came across two old uncorrected proof copies for sale: John McGahern's All Will Be Well (simply titled 'Memoir' in this copy) and Joseph Ellis' His Excellency George Washington. Now, if one isn't mistaken, such uncorrected proof copies are handed out gratis by publishers to reviewers and booksellers in the hope of whipping up favourable pre-publication buzz. And here's a bookstore that has the gall to simply slap price stickers on the copies and offer them up for sale! Tch, tch.

(Oh, and someone really ought to tell them to remove James Frey's A Million Little Pieces from their 'recommended' section.)


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