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New author events 'directive' from Waterstones

Posted at 5:07PM Tuesday 31 Jul 2012

Over the last week or so, a new directive has been filtering down from Waterstones head office, a directive that aims for a new direction with author events, a new direction that sadly means we as indies won't get much of a chance any more when it comes to author signings. I first heard about it from a Waterstones in the midlands, whilst confirming a date for my Winter Tour. At first I thought it would be a localised affair, perhaps reserved to a few areas, but sadly it seems that it has been rolled out across the whole estate.

Simply put, the directive suggests that all Waterstones branches should cancel their local author events, with the exception of local book launches or those that are expected to create a queue. The events that they retain should last no longer than 90 minutes and be staffed by booksellers throughout. I will add that this means travelling out of your area is now completely impossible unless you have a very, very serious following.

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An author, Waterstones and those open-ended, handselling events




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