I’d like to invite everyone in the Glasgow/West Of Scotland*** to join me at Waterstones, Argyle St on Tuesday 6th May for the official launch of The Moon King. The event runs from 7pm til 8.30pm, and afterwards I reckon we’ll probably go on somewhere for a celebratory drink.
For more details, contact Waterstones, Argyle St (who have been BRILLIANT in putting this together for us).
If you’ve not been to a book launch before, here are a few tips about what to expect:
- Don’t buy the book prior to the launch. Exercise every scrap of patience you possess and buy it at the event. (Remember to bring money.)
- Before the event, the author will shuffle about, chatting embarrassedly to the staff, hoping that someone–anyone–will turn up.
- Once enough people have arrived to save the author from having to talk to himself, he’ll probably do a short reading…not the one he’d prepared and practised, because that had lots of sexy, sweary bits in it and someone’s brought a five-year-old. Instead he’s chosen at random a passage he barely remembers writing.
- He will finish reading on a cliffhanger. He’ll tell you this is because “you’ll have to read the book to find out what happens next”, but really it’s because he’s just realised that the next paragraph has a REALLY sexy, sweary bit in it.
- There will be an opportunity for questions and answers. Remember to bring a question! But if you’ve read the book, don’t make it one that gives away the ending.
- There will be an opportunity to buy the book. This is where your patience is rewarded.
- If you DID already buy the book, consider buying another one and giving it to a friend.
- There will be an opportunity for having your copy personalised/defaced by the author. Please bear in mind that the author, by this point, will be a physical and emotional wreck and the chances of legibility will decrease rapidly, so get to the head of that queue!
- Everyone remembers to thank the booksellers and staff for their hard work and compliment them on their lovely shop.
See you on the 6th!
***Obviously, I don’t expect everyone in the Greater Glasgow Area to turn up…that’d be logistically tricky, it’s only a wee shop…but a healthy cohort of friends and family would be awesome!
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I’m not from Glasgow, but can I come 🙂
Looking forward to reading this.
Ha, course you can! I’d love to see you there. I was just being hyper aware not to be that guy who invites his whole friends list to a thing, no matter what continent they live in.
Ace, I will do my level best to be there.
I’m dayshift that week, and even though I picked up a hardback copy at Eastercon, I reckon I’ll be there too! Paul C.
Be great to have the support, if you can make it, Paul.
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Neil is an exceptionally talented writer and we are please to invite everyone to his book launch in May.
Fantastic novel – finished it last night and I just shared my views of it on both Amazon UK and US. Well done, Neil! Paul C.
Aw, bless your heart, Paul. Thank you for that. And I’m glad you enjoyed it!