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New York Times best-seller to appear at Broadway Christian Church

Friday, February 11, 2011 | 6:14 p.m. CST; updated 3:43 p.m. CST, Saturday, February 12, 2011

COLUMBIA — Kathleen Norris, author of "The Cloister Walk" and "Dakota: A Spiritual Geography," will appear March 5-6 at Broadway Christian Church to participate in a workshop and preach at Sunday services.

Norris’ books, including "Amazing Grace: A Vocabulary of Faith" and "The Virgin of Bennington," have appeared on The New York Times best-seller list. Her works are known for blending historical insight with personal reflection.

On March 5, Norris will read from her latest work, "Acedia and Me: A Marriage, Monks, and a Writers' Life," and explore Lenten themes in an open discussion with audience members and a guest panel. The reading will be from 10:30 to 11 a.m. and the discussion from 11 a.m. to noon.

On March 6, she will be a featured guest speaker at 10:10 a.m. in the church's adult Christian education classes and will preach at the church's 9 and 11:15 a.m. services. Broadway Christian is at 2601 W. Broadway. The public is invited.

 


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Delcia Crockett February 12, 2011 | 2:20 a.m.

Great!

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Yves Montclear February 12, 2011 | 4:16 a.m.

Golllee! Shazam!

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Delcia Crockett February 13, 2011 | 4:53 p.m.

From article:
Norris’ books, including "Amazing Grace: A Vocabulary of Faith" and "The Virgin of Bennington," have appeared on The New York Times best-seller list. Her works are known for blending historical insight with personal reflection.

My response:
To offer a workshop, an author who has made the NY Times Best Seller list, is an opportunity as great incentive to participate.

Unless one has a network of millionaire connections all across the country to buy up truckloads of the books at a time to place their work on the best-seller list, there is no alternative but to have written a work so compelling that the purchaser will want to opt to buy it, other than the vast choices that arrive each week from the publishing world into the buyer marketplaces.

Given, the one thing that might keep the book on the best-selling list, is being initially on the list - then after that week, people might buy it, simply because it is on the best-selling list. However, making the list, initially, is no easy task. Even the celebrities trek the talk show circuit to try to sell copies that might (or might not) land them on the list.

The list is based on weekly sales reports from a sample of independent and chain book stores (and wholesales) all throughout the USA - the retail sales reflecting what is purchased by individual buyers.

Too, making the NY Times best-seller list does not mean that the works listed there have the overall best-seller significance - because the best-seller list reflects sales in any given week, not total sales of a work.

Nonetheless, this takes nothing from making the best-seller list - so, this is a great opportunity for anyone who likes to write, to participate as part of this author's audience. No doubt.

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