I was on the program at the 14th Day for Women by Women's Imaginative Guild of Storytellers (WIGS) and told a story about Irma Rombauer who wrote Joy of Cooking.
Because of her inexperience, she got talked into signing over the copyright to her original self-published book to Bobbs Merrill Publishing.
They didn't know diddly about cookbooks, but they did know about promotion.  Since it first came out in 1931, JOC has sold 18 MILLION copies worldwide.

As a vendor at the event, I didn't sell 18 million copies of Crossing the Moss Line, but I did sell 18 copies, which isn't too bad for a first outing.
Thanks to all the new readers.  Enjoy!  

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