I now have all the details for late June/early July’s UK Events for the release of Half a King, including the Oxford event on the 4th July and the YA LitCon on the 12th…
Sunday 29th June
6.30pm – Evening talk with Blackwell’s Edinburgh at Blackwell’s Bookshop, 52-63, South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 IYS (MOVED FROM THE PLEASANCE THEATRE). Tickets are £5 available in store or on tel: 0131 622 8218.
Monday 30th June
12.30pm – Signing at Waterstones Newcastle, Emerson Chambers, Blackett Street, NE1 7JF. For more information please contact the store on: 0191 261 7757
7.00pm – Talk at Waterstones Liverpool One, 12 College Lane, L1 3DL. Tickets are £3 / £2 with loyalty card and available in store or on 0151 709 9820
Tuesday 1st July
6.30pm – Talk with Waterstones Manchester Deansgate at Manchester Central Library, St Peter’s Square, M2 5PD. Tickets £6/£4 loyalty cardholders and available in store or on 0161 837 3000
Wednesday 2nd July
12.30pm – Signing with Waterstones Sheffield, 24-26 Orchard Square, S1 2FB. For more information please contact the store on: 0114 272 8971
7.00pm – Talk with Waterstones Nottingham, 1/5 Bridlesmith Gate, NG1 2GR . Tickets are £3 and available in store or on: 0115 9470069
Thursday 3rd July
12.00pm – Signing with Waterstones Birmingham, 128 New Street B2 4DB. For more information please contact the store on: 0121 631 4333
4.30pm – Signing at Goldsboro Books London, 23-25 Cecil Ct, WC2N 4EZ. For more information please contact the store on: 020 7497 9230
Friday 4th July
12.00pm – Signing at Waterstones Milton Keynes Unit 72, Midsummer Place, MK9 3GA. For more information please contact the store on: 01908 395384
Evening – Talk at Waterstones Oxford, William Baker House, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3AF. Tickets £5 / £3 with a loyalty card. For more information please contact the store on: 01865 790212
Saturday 5th July
1.30pm – Signing with Waterstones Bristol, 11A Union Galleries, BS1 3XD. For more information please contact the store on: 0117 925 2274
7.00pm – Talk with Waterstones Yeovil, 37a Middle Street, BA20 1LG. Tickets are £3 and available in store or on: 01935 479832
Friday 11th July
6.00pm – Signing at Forbidden Planet London, 179 Shaftesbury Ave, London WC2H 8JR. For more information contact the store on: 020 7420 3666
Saturday 12th July
10.30am – Talk and reading at YA Lit Con/London Film and Comic Con, on the book zone main stage, followed by a signing.
Wednesday 16th July
7.30 for 8.00pm – Talk at Toppings Bath, The Paragon, Somerset BA1 5LS. Tickets are £6 and available in store or on 01225 428111
Saturday 19th July
Edge Lit festival Derby
3.00pm – Panel: Are We Entering a New Era of Fantasy Fiction? Graham Edwards, Janet Edwards, Freda Warrington, Joe Abercrombie in Cinema 2
4.00pm – Guest of Honour Interview/Q&A in The Box
Copies of Half a King should be readily available at all events, even the ones before the 3rd July publication date. Lunchtime events tend to be signings of a queue up and get your book signed variety, evening events tend to be ticketed and follow a short talk, reading, Q&A style format, followed by signing. It would be only good manners to buy something from the store that’s hosting, but if you bring other books of mine to sign I’ll do my very best to oblige you. If you bring a lot of books (typically meaning you’re a dealer and are going to sell them) or have extravagant requests above and beyond simple signing and dedication, you might have to join the back of the queue and wait for the end. We are somewhat at the mercy of the various shops’ staffing policies, so can’t absolutely promise to get to everything, but we certainly will try.
Incidentally, you will find dates for events in the US towards the end of July over here.