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The Writer’s Hustle

With the “typical” American reading four books a year and reality stars getting more recognition than most authors, well it’s enough to make any writer feel like a sad clown. David Sedaris in a recent Newsweek article has a tip for us: Don’t underestimate the tip jar.

“For the last book tour, I put a tip jar on my table, because you just have to make it fun. I didn’t even do it every night and I made $4,000.”

(For the full interview, click here)

Do any writers out there have any other tips for book tours or how to get
their books noticed before writers have to start eating a plate of live
scorpions before their reading?