Writer(s) on the Road: Best & Worst of the Book Tours

In honor of so many friends publishing novels this spring, I thought I'd provide stories from many writers on the road: our Best & Worst Book Tour Moments. Probably every single writer, including yours truly, has dealt with Invisible Audience Syndrome:  readings where NOBODY SHOWS UP. But in case you think you're all [email protected]$$, these writers have dealt with thieves, stalking exes, ghosts and jail. Enjoy!

January 23, 2013 | Jenna Blum

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Flashing in the Gardner

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By Steve Brykman

“I may have behaved rashly,” I told my wife a week before Wordplay, the Grub StreetGardner Museum After Hours event.

“Why?” she said.

January 9, 2013 | Info

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What's the Secret to Selling Your Book?

The 15 authors in the inaugural Grub Street Launch Lab stumbled upon one answer to this question two Saturdays ago.

Our guest, author and content czar C.C. Chapman, had just wrapped up his talk. And then he asked: "Why should I buy your book? Imagine it's just you and me, chatting, and you have to convince me."

December 10, 2012 | Ilan Mochari

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Hitchhiker's Guide to the Boston Book Scene

It’s December.  It’s cold outside.  You need to warm your hitchhiking hands at a literary fire.  You’re lucky.  Despite the annual slowdown in readings during December (as folks become distracted with eggnog and carelessly start singing carols), there are some notable events before the holiday scheduling freeze.

Lots of poetry readings this month, including Kathleen Spivack’s launch of her memoir about circling around with Robert Lowell’s crew.

December 1, 2012 | Drew Arnold

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Thanks for going on a Joyride with us!

Check out these great photos of guests at our Joyride event on November 14th. What a fun night!

You can also view and download these photos on our Facebook page. Be sure to "like" us while you're there!

November 16, 2012 | Info