Listen to the priceless tidbits about publishing their own books and licensing their books for movie rights.
They even talk about the massive changes within the publishing industry with digitalization of books and how they sell fewer and fewer books each year.
This writers interview is from 2016 – entitled – Bookends: John Grisham in Conversation with Stephen King
King and Grisham speak in front of a large audience who paid to be there. This was a conversation to help raise money for The Library Foundation Inc.
King tells a lengthy, detailed and beautiful story about the time he sold his book Carrie.
King’s agent told him over the phone, that he’d sold the Carrie manuscript, first.
He then went out and bought his wife a present – a hair dryer – to surprise her with when he told her the good news.
He was working as a teacher and his wife worked at Dunkin’ Donuts.
His Wife’s Reaction To Selling Carrie
Stephen and his wife were living in a trailer with their small children at the time.
When he told her how much the advance on the book was – $400,000 – her reaction is perfect. <—– I won’t spoil it for you here. Watch the video below to get the full effect.
King and Grisham have obviously been friends for a number of years. They’re very comfortable with each other. This video offers their amazing experiences together as friends and as authors.
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