Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Catching Up a Bit

It's been pretty hectic the last week or so, culminating in last weekend's Arizona Book Festival with a good number of our local authors as well as Jim Butcher. Jim also did a signing at the Poisoned Pen which had a good turnout on Sunday. If you're in the area, both Poisoned Pen and the Chandler Borders should have signed copies of White Night available and you can also do mail order from The Poisoned Pen if you aren't local to the Phoenix area.

Jim's novel debuted on USA Today's book list at #17 this past week and we've heard that next week's New York Times will have the book debut at #5! It hadn't really sunk in with Jim yet this past weekend, but he's definitely at a pretty good high point right now. All we need now is for SciFi to announce they've picked up The Dresden Files for a second season!

In other book news, today is the debut of John Scalzi's The Last Colony as well as the long-awaited release of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Children of Hurin. All are available at your local bookstores or available via the Magrathea Amazon Marketplace. A few hundred lucky people in New York will get copies of the Tolkien book with bookplates signed by Christopher Tolkien and artist Alan Lee. John Scalzi is heading out on a book tour later this week where you can see him in person and get your books signed.

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