I'm currently spending my spare time trying to sort out a book launch, book signings, school visits etc. with excellent help from my publisher (they're not all bad!) while finalising the book layout and contacting local press. And I thought all I would have to do is write!
One store was kind enough to inform my publisher that they no longer hold local author events, which is a shame. When I'm famous and no longer 'local' I will be more than happy to turn them down in return.....