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NY, Persea, (1983). The first novel by the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love. Hijuelos, an unknown writer being published by one of the smaller New York publishing houses, on discovering the small amount of money the publisher had earmarked for promoting his book, mounted a personal ad campaign, buying space on subway placards to spread word of the novel and help boost sales. Between the effects that his efforts had directly, and the publicity that he got when Publishers Weekly and other media organs found out about his unusual marketing strategy and publicized the strategy itself rather than the book, his novel got a second life, gained a second round of publicity, and went into a second printing. That his next novel was published by a larger publisher, with a sizable first printing and a good-sized advertising budget -- and went on to win the Pulitzer Prize -- is directly attributable to that extra effort he made to support this, his first book. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#913095] $175
(NY), HarperFlamingo, (1999). The uncorrected proof copy of this novel by the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love. Spine and edge sunning; near fine in wrappers. [#013654] $60
(NY), HarperCollins, (2002). Signed by the author. A promotional copy of the first edition: fine in a fine dust jacket with an "Advance Promotional Copy - Not for Sale - On Sale Date 5/28/02" sticker on the front panel. [#913102] $45
(NY), HarperCollins, (1995). An advance preview edition of the fourth book by this Pulitzer Prize-winning author, a novel of a man coming to terms with the death of his son. The copyright page would lead one to believe this issue was bound from sheets of the second printing; reportedly this is an error and the text does indeed precede the first printing and includes textual differences from the final published version. Clothbound, in a decorative cardboard slipcase resembling a gift-wrapped box. A fine copy, signed by the author on a tipped-in bookplate. [#011888] $45
NY, HarperCollins, (2002). Advance Reading Copy. Very Good in wrappers. [#706694] $20
(NY), HarperFlamingo, (1999). A novel by the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love. Fine in a fine dust jacket, and signed by the author. [#013653] $20
(NY), HarperFlamingo, (1999). Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#913100] $20
(NY), HarperFlamingo, (1999). One of an unspecified number of copies signed by the author on a tipped-in leaf. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#913101] $20
NY, HarperCollins, (1995). Advance Uncorrected Proof. Very Good in wrappers. [#703383] $20
NY, HarperCollins, (1995). First Trade Edition. Very Good in Very Good DJ. [#709610] $20
NY, HarperCollins, (1995). Very Good in Very Good publisher's decorative slipcase. No DJ (as issued). [#705506] $20
NY, Farrar Straus Giroux, (1993). His third novel. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#913097] $20
NY, Farrar Straus Giroux, (1993). Advance Uncorrected Proof. Very Good in wrappers. [#703384] $20
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