Neil Gaiman to Stop Touring?
Neil Gaiman has said via his blog that his book tour for The Ocean at the End of the Lane may be his last US book tour.
I think The Ocean at the End of the Lane tour will be the last actual signing tour I ever do. They’re exhausting, on a level that’s hard to believe. I love meeting people, but the sixth hour of signing, for people who have been standing in a line for seven hours, is no fun for anybody. (The last proper US signing I did, it lasted over 7 hours and I signed for over 1000 people. I’d suspect a lot of the signings on this tour will be like that, or bigger.)
So I’m going to try and make this tour the glorious last US book signing tour, and then stop doing book signing tours for good.
The tour will be his first tour since the 2005 tour for Anansi Boys.
The Ocean at the End of the Lane will be hitting shelves in both the US and UK on June 18th, 2013.