Sunday, October 27, 2013

UK "Look Wot I Dun" Waterstones book signings (Don Powell only)

There will be 6 book signings in the UK to tie in with Slade's Xmas tour, but only Don will be present at the signings as I can't afford to go and the publishing company doesn't pay for a book signing tour. Anyway, you can buy a copy of the book and have it signed by Don (only) at these Waterstones book stores:

Wednesday November 6th at 1pm
Waterstones, The Tontines Centre, Parliament Row, Hanley
Stoke-on-Trent ST1 1PW

Monday November 11th at 1pm
Waterstones, 15-19 Buttermarket
Ipswich IP1 1BQ

Tuesday November 26th at 12.30pm
Waterstones, 24-26 Orchard Square
Sheffield S1 2FB

Thursday November 28th at 6pm
Waterstones, Emerson Chambers, Blackett Street
Newcastle NE1 7JF

Monday December 2nd at 5pm
Waterstones, 174-176 Argyle Street
Glasgow G2 8BT

Thursday December 5th at 12.30
Waterstones, 28-29 High Ousegate
York YO1 8RX

Hopefully more bookstores will be added throughout December.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Look Wot I Dun for Kindle

The book is now available as an ebook for Kindle at

Thank you Chris Selby and Gary Jordan for telling me, as we haven't been told by Omnibus Press.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

"Look Wot I Dun" promotion in Odense, Denmark

After a slow start in the Moby Disc Records shop in Odense yesterday afternoon where only a handful of people came to buy the book and have it signed, things improved in the evening where Odense Music Library hosted a talk/Q&A with Don and me. So many people turned up that the Music Library had to put up more chairs!
The event at the Music Library lasted for 1½ hours with me introducing myself and the book in Danish before Don joined in and we talked about his life for about 40 minutes. After a short intermission where people were able to buy beer and soft drinks, the audience asked Don questions and had their books and other stuff signed by Don and me. By the end of the day, most of the books from Moby Disc Records had been snapped up after all.
Don and I had a lovely day and it was fun saying hi to so many of you. A big thank you to all of you who turned up!

Friday, October 11, 2013

The first Danish promotion

My local paper, Fyens Stiftstidende, wrote a bit about the talk/Q&A that Don and I are going to do here in Odense, Denmark, on October 22:

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Dansk/English update:

"Look Wot I Dun" promotion i Danmark 2013

Her er programmet for det danske reklamefremstød i 2013:

22. oktober: Don og jeg signerer bøger i Moby Disc Records, Nørregade 39, 5000 Odense C. kl. 15-16.

22. oktober: Du kan møde Don og mig på Odense Musikbibliotek, Østre Stationsvej 39, 5000 Odense C. kl. 19, hvor vi vil snakke om bogen, vores samarbejde og Dons liv. Foredraget varer ca. 1 time incl. en kort pause, hvor man kan købe øl og vand. Herefter bliver der åbnet for spørgsmål fra salen. Arrangementet er gratis.

9. november: Don og jeg signerer bøger i Stereo Studio, Søndergade 2C, 8600 Silkeborg kl. 13-14.

Der bliver ikke yderligere promotion i Danmark i år, da Don er på juleturné med Slade, men der kommer efter alt at dømme flere bogsigneringer og foredrag i januar 2014.

"Look Wot I Dun" promotion in Denmark 2013

The schedule for the Danish promotion this year looks like this:

October 22: Don and I will be signing books in Moby Disc Records, Norregade 39, 5000 Odense C., between 3 and 4 p.m.

October 22: Don and I will do a talk/Q&A at Odense Music Library, Ostre Stationsvej 33, 5000 Odense C, at 7 p.m. The event last about 1½ hours and we'll talk about the biography and Don's life. After a short intermission where you'll be able to buy soft drinks and beer, you can ask us questions. There is no admission fee.

November 9: Don and I will be signing books in Stereo Studio, Sondergade 2C, 8600 Silkeborg, between 1 and 2 p.m.

We can't do any more promotion in Denmark this year, as Don is on Christmas tour with Slade, but more book signings and/or talks will be added in January 2014.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Book signings in the West Midlands

Last weekend I went to the West Midlands in the UK to sign books with Don Powell. People were able to buy "Look Wot I Dun" - the authorised biography that I have written about Don - ten days ahead of the official release date. Friday we were taken to Waterstones in Wolverhampton by Matt Bourne, the National Account Manager with Omnibus Press, and it was a lovely surprise seeing people queuing all the way out into the street!
Don and I had to sign some pre-ordered books upstairs first, so we were a little late for the actual book signing, but at 12.10 p.m. it all started. For the next 90 minutes we signed around 120 books, although we were only supposed to sign books for 60 minutes! It was great seeing so many of you there and even Don's sister Carol and her husband Gerald turned up to the surprise of Don! After the book signing we did an interview with The Express and Star, which went online Monday.
 After the book signing Don had a charity event at the Connaught Hotel in Wolverhampton - "Afternoon tea with Don Powell" in support of the National Autistic Society - and again it was great seeing so many of you. Afterwards we did an interview to The Midlands Rocks, which I hope went well.
Saturday Matt Bourne and his wife took me to Waterstones in Walsall where we met up with Don. We signed some posters for the on the first floor and when we got back down into the bookstore, there was a long queue of people all the way through room and Don and I were happy to sign over 50 copies within 40 minutes. In Walsall many of my friends turned up too and it was great seeing them and the rest of you there. The past twenty minutes of the book signing we spent signing books for people who had pre-ordered and we signed every single copy of the book in the store so that people would be able to buy signed copies even after we had left. After the book signing we went back to the Connaught Hotel to do an interview with Classic Rock Radio - one of the few who has realised that I wrote the book and not Don! I think the interview went well and after that Don and his stepson went down to London, whereas I went back to Sutton Coldfield by Birmingham. All in all a wonderful weekend and thank you so much for your kind support!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

A photo a day countdown, day 7

This is the last of the countdown photos. Hope you've enjoyed them all. I'm looking forward to seeing some of you tomorrow in Wolverhampton and Saturday in Walsall. When I get back to Denmark next week, I'll update you on the Danish promotion of Look Wot I Dun. You'll be able to buy the book and have it signed by Don and me in both Odense and Silkeborg. Or you can just come say hi at our Q&A event in Odense. More to follow...

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

A photo a day countdown, day 5

Today we are going totally Psycho Jello. And yes, I DID write a biography about The Monkees, too!