The debut of our newest book, Eyes on Fire: Witnesses to the Detroit Riot of 1967 has exceeded our hopes. The book has been extremely well received, and our editors and authors have had a grand time sharing their remarkable words with a welcoming public. Thanks to an insightful column by Desiree Cooper of the Detroit Free Press, Eyes on Fire gained a notable media boost, enabling us to be recognized at events such as the “Moving Detroit Forward” forum and a feature on Fox 2’s website. Both major booksignings, at Wayne State University and Borders Dearborn, were standing-room only events.
Wayne State University Event
The debut reading took place in the Special Collections Library at WSU, where Assistant Dean Barton Lessin hosted the editors and authors. A copy of Eyes on Fire with our signatures is now part of the permanent international collection.
At the Borders event the evening of August 8th all of the editors and authors were asked to autograph the store poster to hang in their office. The editors were touched by a young man in his twenties who expressed his gratitude to everyone involved with the project.
Sales of the book have been nonstop since its debut July 26th. It’s not too late to obtain your own collectable copy of Eyes on Fire, which is a 40th anniversary commemorative publication.