I know people have been asking elsewhere, so here is the signing/release information for SWORN IN STEEL (I still can’t believe it comes out next week. Eep!)
All the gory details, along with info on other appearances, can be found on this page of the site, but the basics boil down to:
Tuesday, May 6: Reading, Q&A and signing at the Har Mar Barnes & Noble in Roseville, MN. Things kick off at 7:00 and go until they go. Details, address & directions in the link. (We had so many people show for the AT signing, the store ran out of copies. They’ve ordered even more copies of SIS. Let’s see if we can make them run out again! :D )
Saturday, May 10: Signing at Uncle Hugo’s Science Fiction Bookstore in Minneapolis. This runs from 1:00 until 2:00 pm. Hugo’s is also where you can PRE-order a signed, dedicated copy to have it mailed directly to you. I will be signing all unsold stock there as well, so you can still get an autographed copy after the event; however, if you want it made out specifically to you, or you want a specific message put in it by me, you’ll need to order from Hugo’s before the 10th.
And that’s it. As much as I would love to do a tour, at this point any travel is still on me in terms of expense and planning. And since we have kids and I have another book to finish, it’s a bit hard to fit that in. I WILL be doing a signed bookplate give away some time after the launch (and I will send them internationally) — but if you want to be sent an autographed copy of the US edition of SIS (or AT, for that matter), Uncle Hugo’s is your best bet.
And as a final reminder: first week sales are critical for an author. Part of the reason Among Thieves is still stocked in BN (and has thus been able to keep selling) is the impact that first night made on the local manager, who then sent word on to Corporate, who tagged the book for automatic re-order when there is no longer a copy on the shelf. This kind of thing is a Big Deal, especially for a debut paperback, especially when they see the book moving in other stores during that first week as well. If you are planning to buy a copy and are able, doing so in the first week of release (or even pre-ordering it now) makes a big difference. Whether it be at BN or your local indie bookstore or even on-line, every sale is important. Just something to keep in mind.
Hope to see a bunch of you at one of the signings, and if not, to be signing a copy to be sent to you!