A few interesting notes came out of the Q&A. Ford thanked Barnes and Noble for being the only bookstore in the town he lives in. He keeps a notebook and in it, he continues to make Frank Bascome notes even though he has no plans to revisit the character (he is fairly certain he won't write another Bascome novel). Ford reads the entire drafts of his novels to his wife during his writing editing process.
The true first of The Sportswriter was a paperback original. Above is the book signed last night (authenticity 10).