Frequent auditors of this journal will recall that Lee and Miller will be embarking in the near future on a book tour. The complete tour schedule is reproduced at the end of this blog entry, for your convenience.
PLEASE NOTE that we have added one more stop, in Maine, at the end of the tour. We’ll be signing, reading, talking and doing who knows what other crazy things at Books-a-Million on Sunday, November 17, from 2-4 p.m.
Please feel free to distribute the schedule below wherever it may be of interest.
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I’d like to take just a moment to clarify something about the book tour. The tour is in support of a few things: Lee & Miller, the Liaden Universe®, Baen — but it is in Direct Support of Trade Secret, the 17th novel in the Liaden Universe® which, yes, is scheduled to be “published” on November 5.
There seems to be a little bit of confusion regarding this word “published,” which more correctly ought to be rendered, “available in bookstores.”
See, the books have already been “published,” which in this usage means “printed.” We know this because Steve and I received our authors’ copies a week or so ago. This means that, even now, there are Trade Secrets in the S&S warehouse, and Trade Secrets on their way to distributors, and Trade Secrets directly on their way to bookstores. . .
. . .and Trade Secrets on their way, via the Sekrit Publicist Underground, directly to all of the stores where we will be signing, and! to the nice folks who will be escorting us during the various stages of our tour.
Which is the long way of saying that, Yes, Trade Secret will be on hand at our signings — even those signings that happen before November 5 — and if you come to one of our signings, you will be able to buy a book and see us sign it for you in front of your very eyes.
Which, you gotta admit, is kind of cool.
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One more reminder — “Out of True,” a Liaden Universe® short story will be available to read for! free! on the Baen front page, starting. . .call it mid-day, Eastern Daylight Time, on Tuesday, October 15. You will have to scroll down a bit (fiction on the Baen front page is published, as we used to say in the newspaper biz, “below the fold”) to find it.
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The Official Lee and Miller Book Tour Schedule
Thursday, October 31, 7-9 pm
Pandemonium Books and Games, 4 Pleasant Street, Cambridge MA
Friday, November 1, 7-9 pm
The Toadstool Bookstore, 586 Nashua Street (Lorden Plaza), Milford NH
Saturday, November 2, 2-4 pm
Barnes and Noble, 98 Middlesex Turnpike, Burlington MA
Sunday, November 3, 1-4 pm
Annie’s Bookstop of Worcester, 65 James Street, Worcester MA
Monday, November 4, 7-9 pm
Barnes and Noble, 7 Holyoke Street, Holyoke MA
Tuesday, November 5, 7-9 pm
Flights of Fantasy, 381 Sand Creek Road, Albany NY
Wednesday, November 6, 7-9 pm
Book Trader of Hamilton, 2421 Nottingham Way, Mercerville NJ
Thursday, November 7 (be careful! there are two events today)
Noon-2 pm :
University of Pennsylvania Bookstore, 3601 Walnut at 36th Street, Philadelphia
Chester County Book Company, 967 Paoli Pike, West Chester PA
Friday, November 8 — Sunday, November 10
PhilCon, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Cherry Hill, NJ
Sunday, November 17, 2-4 p.m.
Books-a-Million, South Portland, Maine