Mano, D. Keith
July 1982
National Review;7/23/1982, Vol. 34 Issue 14, p911
The article presents the author's experience of attending the convention of the American Booksellers Association at the Anaheim Convention center in Anaheim, California. There are about 200 publishers exhibiting their books at the exhibition. The behavior of retail booksellers is cordial and compassionate. Many of them sell books on credit. Many celebrities also attended the exhibition like comedian Sid Caesar, television artist Shari Lewis, comedian Jerry Lewis, author Irving Wallace and former U.S. President Jimmy Carter. The sale of paperback romance is good. Publishers' salesmen are sporty, convivial tribe and lack any knowledge about books.


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