This writer misses his dedication, star authors console him on Twitter
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The author, disappointed at first, finally said that he changed his view on the unfortunate event after being reassured by many well-known authors.
CULTURE – “We’ve all been there. » Many well-known authors, such as Margaret Atwood or Stephen King, spoke on Twitter to comfort a demoralized American writer, as France info found in a column broadcast this Wednesday, December 7. The girl, Chelsea Banning , dramatically expressed on social networks his disappointment after a sluggish signing session on the release of his first novel.
“Only 2 people came to my signing session yesterday, so I was a little disappointed. Especially since 37 people marked themselves as “present” at the event. I’m a little annoyed to be honest, and a little embarrassed.”Chelsea Banning shared on her Twitter account on December 4. A few hours later, the publication exploded on the social network and the author of the medieval novel Of crowns and legends attracting, to his great surprise, the attention of the best writers of his time.
Only 2 people came to my author signing yesterday, so I’m a little bummed about it. Especially when 37 people responded… https://t.co/NkbpzoBxus
— Chelsea Banning Author (@chelseabwrites)
“ Welcome to the club. Once I made a sign nobody came except a guy who wanted to buy some scotch and I thought it was an employee”answered Margaret Atwood, the Canadian author behind The slave Scarlett.
“At the first dedication of Salem, only one customer was there. A fat kid who said, “Hey buddy, do you know where the Nazi books are?” », meanwhile told the American horror pundit, Stephen King.
@chelseabwrites Join the club. I signed where No one came, except a guy who wanted to buy a Scotch tap… https://t.co/eAq4PCjz5K
— Margaret E. Atwood (@MargaretAtwood)
@linwood_barclay @chelseabwrites When I first signed on SALEM’S LOT, I had one customer. A fat kid who said, “Hey bud,… https://t.co/tvoMRIjqti
—Stephen King (@StephenKing)
“I sat at a signing table several times until someone came up…and finally asked me where the bathroom was”assured novelist Jodi Picoult, author of A thousand little nothings.
And Neil Gaman, the best-selling author of the novel good sign Add : “Terry Pratchet and I have done a signing session in Manhattan where no one came”.
@chelseabwrites How many times have I sat alone at a signing table only to have someone come up…and ask me where the bathroom is.
— Jodi Picoult (@jodipicoult)
Jonathan Coe, British author of English willalso want to say his experience, far from most fans. “Once I was invited to a festival for crime writers. Colin Dexter (a British writer, editor’s note) there too. Only one person came for me. We talked for a while and I told him how glad I was that he came. He replied: “Actually, I’m Ian Rankin (a Scottish author, editor’s note) and I should give your presentation”
@chelseabwrites I was once invited to a crime writers’ festival. Colin Dexter came in at the same time. Just one per… https://t.co/TOd3c6XH3w
—Jonathan Coe (@jonathancoe)
Asked by GuardianChelsea Banning said she was moved to tears by this outpouring of solidarity and said she changed her ways to see the unfortunate dedication. “I’m happy, euphoric and definitely secure. I was no longer angry that no one came. I heard from many of them, who told me that they or their family members had fallen ill,” he indicated.
Since then, the author says he has sold more than 500 digital versions of his novel, which has taken many places in the Amazon sales rankings. The handwritten and autographed versions are out of stock, he said on his Twitter account.
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