Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Where Have All The Authors Gone?

Shelf Awareness reported today that Paulo Coehlo has canceled his entire author tour for this summer – including his appearance at BEA. Yes, I hate to say it but it’s true. I learned of this yesterday morning but we hoped to save an announcement until we found a suitable replacement on the Sunday morning author breakfast at BEA. This brings the total number of authors missing from BEA to 3 this year a number that matches the TOTAL number of authors to cancel in the last 5 or 6 YEARS! Each author has had a distinct and unique reason for canceling but it’s starting to feel like we are a little bit cursed in this area!

Stay tuned, I am certain we will have an amazing author for the Sunday breakfast slot that Coehlo has had to vacate for pressing family needs. Or maybe I’ll just learn to juggle (I mean for entertainment not authors the way I have been the last couple of months)……



Book Nerd said...

Tough break, Lance! It does seem to be a bit of a trend, and a sucky one for your first year! But I have no doubt you'll pull something out of the hat at the last minute, and years from now you'll be saying "This is nothing, remember 2007 when..."

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