Personal interactions between publishers, booksellers, and reviewers launched Mass. writer Paul Harding’s book, “Tinkers,’’ the old-fashioned way. (Boston Globe)
The author’s unlikely success story is rooted in a series of personal interactions between publishers, booksellers, and reviewers that launched a book the old-fashioned way. There were no media campaigns, Twitter feeds, or 30-city tours. Instead, the success of “Tinkers’’ can be linked to a handful of people who were so moved by the richly lyrical story of an old man facing his final days that they had to tell others about it.