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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Carol Fitzgerald comments on author book tours in Forbes

Book Tours: Hell or Helpful? Author's Snark Ignites Debate
by Craig Wilson

11:02a.m. EST January 24, 2013 - As First World Problems go, the awfulness of the author’s book tour is hardly a novel one.  Yet a recent column in Salon by “Go The F*** To Sleep” writer Adam Mansbach on the horror that is the under-attended bookstore appearance provoked a notably strong response, both among those who sympathized with his plight, or at least found his description of it worth a chuckle, and among those who were less than amused.

To the latter, many of whom work in the book industry, Mansbach displayed a lack of graciousness in mocking the resources being used to flog his book at a time when those resources are increasingly in short supply for other authors.


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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Carol Fitzgerald Talks about Books about Heavenly Journeys in USA Today, 1/15/2013

Publishing world cashes in on heavenly journeys
by Craig Wilson

4:19p.m. EST January 11, 2013 - At least three best sellers tell stories of near-death experiences, with more to come.

Can it be true? Do people really see a light at the end of a tunnel when they have a near-death experience?

Could that be heaven up ahead?

Well, it could be. And that light is shining brighter than ever these days. Heaven is hot. Hotter even than that other place. Just ask any bookseller in America.

Folks have been going to heaven with amazing regularity lately. They look around — one even sat on Jesus' lap — then come back to report on the trip. It's a lucrative journey

Three of these tales have ascended to heavenly heights on USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list recently, and more are on the way. 

Read the full story on USAToday.com

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