They even talk about the massive changes within the publishing industry, digitalization of books and how they sell fewer and fewer books each year.
The authors 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. His agent told him over the phone 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. They were living in a trailer with their small children at the time. When he tells her how much the advance on the book is – $400,000 – her reaction is perfect.
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.