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Book Keeping: Tom Zoellner

Authors discuss the business behind the craft in this new feature: This month, journalist Tom Zoellner reveals what it took to get his first book, The Heartless Stone, into print and on to bookstores

- July 25, 2006

EDITOR'S NOTE: Welcome to our first installment of Book Keeping, a monthly feature for AG members focusing on the business of how authors, editors, and publishers bring book projects to life. This month, journalist and first-time author Tom Zoellner explains just how far he had to go while investigating the notoriously secretive world diamond trade for his first book—as well as the work he's still doing to ensure his literary debut doesn't fade from view. Back in 2003, before he had a book deal, journalist Tom Zoellner charged a $2,000 plane ticket to Africa on his MasterCard,...

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