Title mix-up helps writer sell book entitled Joyland
June 29, 2014 | 10:25 am
By Joanna Cabot
I just love quirky little stories like this one—as GalleyCat reports an author named Emily Schultz is was bemused to see a sudden spike in sales of her eight-year-old novel, Joyland, after Stephen King released a book with the same title.
At first, she was someone put out by the whole thing, as a spate of confused King fans bought hers by mistake and then left one-star reviews complaining that they had the wrong book. But then, the first larger-than-average royalty check came in, and Schultz is fine with it now. She’s even started a blog chronicling how she is spending the ‘Stephen King money.’
What a fun little story for a weekend!