Well, I duly did the signing at Waterstone’s Leeds yesterday. Wow, the store was enormous. 3 floors. Massive high street front to it. But they sat me upstairs. Doah! All the hardcore book-buyers (and the fantasy section!) were downstairs. The store was also strangely quiet – I assumed the day before valentine’s would be busier with shoppers. But there was a lot of rugby on tv and you know what people from Leeds are like when it comes to rugby. And even worse – the store had only got in 5 copies of book 1 and 25 of book 2! Sh*t! It’s far harder to sell book 2 on its own cos everyone wants to start with the first book. BUT, fortunately, A J Dalton has superpowers and magical abilities. I had to use every trick in the ol’ book but finally sold the lot. The events manager for the day was delighted (and so he bl*ody should have been).
Next signing: Waterstone’s Nottingham on Saturday 20 March, from 11.30am.