Book-signing tours by Terry Pratchett.
UK tour 2006
Posted to alt.fan.pratchett.announce by esmi.
|Place||Date and Time||Location and description|
|London:||Thursday 28th September, 6pm||Terry in conversation with... (interviewer to be confirmed)
At Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London Organised by Blackwell's Charing Cross Road. Those wishing to attend will need to apply for tickets, but as details have not yet been arranged, please do not contact the shop until after 4 September. Further details will be forthcoming.
|Manchester:||Friday 29th September, 6.30pm time tbc||Terry in conversation with... (interviewer to be confirmed)
The Dancehouse, 10 Oxford Road, Manchester Organised by Waterstone's Deansgate those wishing to attend will need to apply for tickets, but as details have not yet been arranged, please do not contact the shop until after 4 September. Further details will be forthcoming.
|Glasgow:||Saturday 30th September, 12.30pm||Signing session at Borders, 98 Buchanan Street, Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow|
|Worcester:||Monday 2nd October, 5.30pm||Signing session at Ottakar's Bromsgrove (may of course be rebranded by
then), 66-68 High Street, Bromsgrove, Worcester.
|Exeter:||Wednesday 4th October, 5pm||Signing session at WHSmith, 34-35 Guildhall Shopping Centre, Exeter|
Please note: The times listed above may change slightly.
US signing tour 2005
posted by Terry Pratchet on alt.fan.pratchett on 10th August 2005
|Tuesday Sept 13||7 PM EDT||Olsson's; 2111 Wilson Blvd.|
Arlington, VA 22201
|Wednesday Sept 14||7:00 PM EDT||Borders's; 1 S. Broad St.|
Philadelphia, PA 19107
|Thursday Sept 15||7:00 PM EDT||Barnes & Noble|
1972 Broadway at 66th St.
New York, NY 10023
|Friday Sept 16||12:30 PM EDT||Yale Bookshop|
New Haven, CT 06511
|Fri Sept 16||7 PM EDT||Harvard Bookshop|
At Askwith Hall, Longfellow Hall
13 Appian Way, Harvard Square
Cambridge MA 02138
|Saturday Sept 17||7:30 PM MDT||Tattered Cover|
1628 16th St.
Denver, CO 80202
|Sunday Sept 18||2:30 PM PDT||Capitola Book Cafe|
1475 41st Avenue
Santa Cruz CA 95010
|Tuesday Sept 20||7:30 PM PDT||Kepler's|
1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA 94025
|Wednesday Sept 21||7:00 PM PDT||Cody's|
2454 Telegraph Ave.
Berkeley CA 94704
|Thursday Sept 22||7:00 PM PDT||The Booksmith|
1644 Haight Street
San Francisco CA 94117
|Friday Sept 23||7:00 PM PDT||Vroman's|
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena CA 91101
|Saturday, Sept 24||2:30 PM PDT||Mysterious Galaxy|
7051 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard
San Diego CA 92111
|Sunday Sept 25||3:00 PM PDT||Barnes & Noble|
7700 NE 4th Plain Boulevard
Vancouver, WA 98662
|Monday Sept 26||7:00 PM PDT||University Bookstore|
4326 University Way NE
Seattle WA 98105
|Tuesday Sept 27||6:00 PM PDT||Third Place Books|
17171 Bothell Way NE
Lake Forest Park, WA 98155
Terry Pratchett's comments on tours
posted by Terry Pratchet on alt.fan.pratchett on 18th August 2005
There have been a couple of requests about the signings in Canada this autumn, and I get the impression that people don't understand how tours work.
They get organised in outline months in advance, and in detail about a month ahead. They don't include much spare time. What looks like gaps in the schedule are often filled by travelling, stock signings and media. All the publishers and all the stores are engaged in a poker game over events -- you can't always line up events logically because key stores have another signing booked on a vital day, and so there is rather more zig-zagging than you might think. Bringing in a foreign author is expensive. That means events will be chosen to get most bang for the buck and minimise travel time. They are not a healthy way of spending time. They are not a healthy way of spending time. I though this was worth mentioning twice. I picked up a cocktail of infections on the 2003 tour which wiped out the UK tour. Rushing around, sleeping and eating erratically, travelling in the wonderfully sterile air of aircraft...it's just great.
There're limits to how long you can do them. There's maybe a one month window after publication, and*everyone* wants me to tour then. The other limit is: how long can you really go living out of a suitcase without a break? Three weeks (which is what the upcoming tour will be when trade/media stuff at either end in added in) is about the limit.
Why can you tour New Zealand and Australia together, but not Canada and the USA?
I'm glad I asked me that question:
There are minor physical things that make OZ/NZ easier (fewer cities, not so hard to plan a linear tour) but the big reason is that over there I have one publisher so it's easy to run it as one big tour. In North America I have two publishers. It could be done but it would be four times as hard (see above re the poker game) and probably not good for my brain.