Southgate tragedy book selling in more stores
August 12, 2013 by James
A book written about the worst tragedy to affect Southgate is now being sold in more shops throughout the U.S., following good reviews and a fascination with the subject. A sold-out discussion of the author’s research last week was testament to its popularity and success.
The book, ‘The Beverly Hills Supper Club Fire: The Untold Story Behind Kentucky’s Worst Tragedy’ nearly never made it to print though. It was only in doing research that its author, Bob Webster, felt there was a story worth sharing.
First published under a limited print run in May of last year, the hardback version of the book has now sold around 2,000 copies. It has recently gone to paperback on the back of this success.
There was a lot of effort that went into the book too; as well as delving deep into historical records for over five years, Webster also interviewed employees at the club that was once a hive of nightlife in Southgate.
Throughout North Kentucky, the book proved popular right from day one, with flyer printing advertising its launch to great success.
However, such has been the take-up, it is now being sold in many more outlets and far further afield. It is also set to hit the bookshelves across the state border, with a number of Cincinnati stores likely to stock it.