USC Professor/OC Gal Jody Aguis Vallejo's Barrios to Burbs Book Sells Out!
|Vallejo, on the cover of OC METRO earlier this year|
Well, whoever her Trojan handlers are, they better get ready to give the profe a pay raise: Barrios to Burbs has done the unthinkable and sold out of its print run. OH DEAR...
This doesn't mean that Vallejo's in the territory of 50 Shades of Grey, mind you. Print runs for books released by academic publishing houses are notoriously small, because the sales of those books are ridiculously anemic (but they STILL sell more than my books haha!). But not only did Barrios to Burbs exceed expectations, it's left Stanford University Press with something unheard of in modern-day publishing: it's not only planning a second hardcover run, but also a paperback edition!
Congrats, profe! The Weekly is going to host a public lecture with Vallejo later this year to discuss her work. In the meanwhile, Jody: can you tell your publishers to get your fine effort a book jacket? 'Cause the current cover is kinda wabby, and it deserves better...
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