EMPIRE STATE US/Canada P-day and New York event reminder

I hope everyone had a great Christmas and holiday day break! I’m back at work now – and with a rapidly approaching deadline I’ve got to put the pedal to the metal to get this MS done by the end of the year.

Today is P-day for Empire State in the US and Canada – although, like Zoo City in December 2010, this is just the date on which bookstores are supposed to start receiving stock from the distributor. But, as in the UK, stock has arrived early in the US and I’ve had several reports from readers who have picked it up at their local bookstores already. Empire State has a January 2012 copyright on the inside pages, and this is what counts as the release date.

So, if you’re in North America, you should be able to grab the book from today, including electronic versions. Click here to order from your store of choice!

Over on the right-hand side panel I’ve added my upcoming events, the first of which is the launch of Empire State at the Mid-Manhattan branch of the New York Public Library on Tuesday 10th January, 2012. The library has made this rather fine poster:

That’s two weeks today! Click here for more details and to RSVP.

Don’t forget, I’ll be launching Empire State in the UK the week before, on Thursday January 5th at the Forbidden Planet Megastore, London. More details on that here.