Extra Events for The Wisdom of Crowds

September 20th, 2021

Due to various unforeseeable circumstances, such as the Swansea branch of Waterstones flooding the evening before I was due to arrive (seriously, you can’t make it up), we had to shift the three extra Wisdom of Crowds events back a couple of weeks. Obviously it’s bad that the shop flooded, but the UPSIDE is that if you live in Swansea, or for that matter Cardiff or Birmingham, THERE IS STILL TIME to get a ticket and come and see me in the actual flesh. Details below:

Wednesday 13 October 

6.30pm Waterstones

Tickets and more information


Thursday 14 September 

6.30pm Waterstones

Tickets and more information


Friday 15 September 

1.30pm Waterstones

Tickets and more information


Hope to see some of you at one or other…

Posted in Uncategorized by Joe Abercrombie on September 20th, 2021.

11 comments so far

  • pctek says:

    Some of us live far too far away to go to such things.
    Still, I have only met one author, and while it was pleasant listening to his speech (at a con) I don’t feel the need to meet them, I just buy the books, read them over and over and remain happy they made the effort to provide me with great entertainment.
    I guess it’s a publisher thing….promote sales….
    I think it’s good for first books….but then once you have found an author, I always look out for new books from them from then on.

  • Mark Coulter says:

    Any idea of when you are coming back to the northeast England?

  • Joe Abercrombie says:

    Generally appearances aren’t a lot of use for new authors, unless they’re already celebrities in some way, cos no one’s heard of them by definition so probably won’t come to see them. From the publisher’s PoV it’s mostly about building support from booksellers and getting copies through the till on the week of sale. But it is always nice to look the readers in the eye as well…

    It’s mostly up to the booksellers to invite me and put together a compelling pitch that they can make an event work. With pandemic still looming over shopping behaviour I think a lot of stores are worried they won’t get the attendance to make it worthwhile. And maybe they’ve got other more pressing stuff to worry about.

  • Kate says:

    Hi 🙂 would love to meet you some day. I live in Germany and haven’t yet managed to be in the UK whenever one of those events take place. Hope to catch you one time, haha :)) love your books and can’t wait to read Wisdom of Crowds!

  • Cynthia says:

    What are the chances that would tour in Germany? It’s been a while since I met you at the Worldcon in Finland, back then I was a new fan… Now I cannot get enough of your books. I have read them all <3 and recommended to all my friends.
    Hugs from Germany,

  • Gareth Sheehan says:

    Hi Joe, just wanted to say I loved your books, haven’t enjoyed a series as much since David Gemmell! Will there be another trilogy to follow after the wisdom of crowds? Here’s hoping!

  • David MacLeod says:

    I’ve read the First Law trilogy, The Age of Madness Trilogy, including The Wisdom of Crowds, and Best Served Cold, the Heroes, Red Country, and Sharp Ends. Job well done! Love your writing, characters, settings, etc. I hope you can eventually come to Canada. I’m in a small East Coast town, but I’d travel just to shake your hand. Patric O’Brien is the only other author I’ve considered that kind of gesture.

    Serious question; did you start with short stories or go directly to books? I have not read any of your short stories unless you include those within Sharp Ends.
    All the best,

  • Bryan Clark says:

    Just here as a kind reminder that the kindle version of Wisdom of Crowds is still not available on the Amazon sites of Brazil, Mexico, and Sweden. This is especially odd because as far as I can remember all the previous books of the First Law and even the Shattered Sea were available for purchase on release date.

  • Alan Wall says:

    Say one thing about Joe Abercrombie, say he posts an update every two months on his writing journey. Missing your wit and wisdom Joe, I hope the tour went well and that the moula is rolling in. What wonderful worlds and characters can we expect next, I wonder

  • Brandon says:

    When might you come to other Birmingham? You know.. the one in Alabama? You would be surprised how many literate people there are here 😉 You have more veneration from us here in the south than you might expect.

  • Shamul says:

    Are you coming to the US?

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