In which my booksigning dreams are crushed.
Ah well, I thought it was too easy. I’ve just had a reply from Waterstones’ event organizer, who I emailed in an attempt to arrange a book signing. She says “Unfortunately this is not something that would for us here in Piccadilly” and encourages me to try my local branch. However, given that my local branch doesn’t even have the book on its database at all, let alone have it in the shop, I feel it’s much less likely that my local branch would be interested.
I will try the local branch, but I’m sorry that I raised anyone’s hopes about a do in London. It seems it’s not going to happen after all. This is more the kind of level of enthusiasm I’m used to receiving from bookshops, but I’ve got to admit it’s a bit of a disappointment after the lovely reception I got when I visited personally. Back to business as usual, it seems 🙂