In the most phenomenal use of TV fairy godpeople since Oprah, Stephen Colbert has rocketed Labor Day contributor Edan Lepucki to the top of the Powells.com best-seller list. When Amazon.com made it impossible to order books published by Hachette, including Colbert’s, he and fellow fairy godfather Sherman Alexie issued a challenge to viewers of The Colbert Report: pre-order Lepucki’s debut novel California on Powells.com. Over 6400 viewers did. Now, Colbert wants to put the novel at the top of the New York Times best-seller list. See the video here.
You can help make history by buying the book Jennifer Egan calls “a lush, intricate, deeply disturbing vision of the future.” Pre-order it from Powells.com here, or at your local independent bookstore.
And if you haven’t read Edan’s beautiful Labor Day essay “If, If, If,” read an excerpt here.