20 April 2019

The Spy in the Tower... Printer Delays

The Spy in the Tower - front cover
(from The History Press)
This publishing adventure is quite the roller-coaster ride!! Get all excited over a 1 May publishing date... book trip to London to be there for the release and... now we've got delays at the printer... so it's due to come out on 13 May at this point. Sigh.

I can't say I'm completely surprised as fellow author, David Tremain, experienced similar delays with his book on The Beautiful Spy: The Life and Crimes of Vera Eriksen. It was slated to come out in February 2019 and was repeatedly delayed... but finally hit the bookstores on 5 April. So that is the good news... it does eventually make its way through the maze!

I've heard rumours that the problem is Brexit... yep... that the printers are on the continent and shipping containers are being held up at the border. Who knows... just keeping all fingers crossed there aren't any more delays!

And...
  • I have some promotional appointments whilst in London... going to be on the Robert Elms show (BBC Radio) on May 10 at 10:30 am.
  • I put the publisher in touch with some contacts at Historic Royal Palaces (oversees the Tower of London gift shops) and Royal Armouries (gift shop in the White Tower)... hoping to get the book into their shops.
  •  I am hoping for a book signing on 15 August at the Tower... stay tuned...
  • I am also hoping to be at the Ramsey 1940s Weekend... August 17/18 in Ramsey (Cambridgeshire)... fingers crossed
Other than that... have been sending all my contacts news of the book coming out...

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