"It would have been understandable had booksellers held up their hands and surrendered. But booksellers are made of sterner stuff...They have the missionary’s zeal to unite people with the books they know they are going to enjoy reading. Such people have a vocation, and people with vocations do not give up easily--they fight back.
One of the ways in which they can fight back is to give the customer something more than just the book itself. My publishers recently asked me to write something extra that booksellers could give away with my new novel, Trains and Lovers.
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