Paul Tough

Writer & Speaker

Posts Tagged ‘sales’

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Home Delivery

In Athens, Georgia, the Avid Bookshop, which will be selling books on Dec. 2 at my talk at the University of Georgia chapel, reports on Facebook that

We *just* received tons of boxes via UPS: they contain 200 copies of Paul Tough’s WHATEVER IT TAKES for the Dec. 2nd event at UGA. We’re looking forward to selling these books to you so that you can have Mr. Tough sign them. We’ve helped with several events before, but never one this big (or, arguably, this significant for the Athens community).

Janet, one of the bookstore’s owners, adds this tempting offer:

if you live in Athens, we can arrange for you to get the book before then with no shipping cost (as I’ll drop it off myself).

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010


More news on tomorrow’s talk in Baltimore and an awesome price on a used copy of “Whatever It Takes” (must be in Bay Area).

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009


The paperback edition of Whatever It Takes, which includes a new afterword updating the story, is now on sale at Amazon and other online booksellers (even though the official publication date isn’t till next month).

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

Chicago event

Signing a book for a young reader, Perspectives/IIT Math & Science Academy, Chicago, October 22, 2008.

Sunday, October 19th, 2008


This weekend, Whatever It Takes hit No. 34 on the New York Times Book Review’s hardcover nonfiction bestseller list. You didn’t know the list went that high, did you?

Monday, September 8th, 2008

The embargo is broken!

A kind reader in Oxford, Mississippi, sends this iPhone photo of the precise moment of a book sale.