What a delightful time travel question for a steamy (104 degrees) afternoon in Albany, Georgia, while I feverishly work on my *next* poetry manuscript (deadline Aug. 1). The primary misstep that we made , and this was waaay back in 1981 - was . . .
. . . publishing too few copies! That book is now out of print, and I have only two copies. Honestly, I saw a copy of my first book (it's like this") on sale at e-Bay for $300.00. If I had been able to afford it, I would have bought it. If i could "do things differently," I would, of course, double the print run and make sure that I had, at all times, at least 50 copies of my book.