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17 March 2011 @ 01:38 pm
All events with Holly Black unless otherwise noted — signing guidelines at bottom. These are all the events I will be doing in North America for the release of City of Fallen Angels. I may tour in winter for Clockwork Prince's release but I don't have any information about where yet.


Monday, April 4
Time of Event: Doors open at 10:00 PM

7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92111
Tuesday, April 5
7:00 PM

"Mysterious Galaxy is thrilled to host a special party for the release of the new novels by Cassandra Clare and Holly Black.

Please bookmark this page:


and visit regularly for updates and details.

While our party will begin at 10:00 PM on Monday, April 4, please note that Holly and Cassandra's new books will be strictly held until their on-sale date of Tuesday, April 5, starting at 12:01 AM.
There is, if you want to attend, an RSVP email address:


where you can let S&S know that you're coming (just include your name. And the names of anyone coming with you. So they can make a list of names). You don't need to RSVP in order to come. You can just show up. HOWEVER, if you do RSVP, you get entered in a drawing to win a prize: two limited-edition short stories, one by me, one by Holly, signed; the letter from Jace to Clary, signed; a piece of jewelry expressly designed by Hebelmet for City of Fallen Angels, a hand-designed stele and other goodies, all in a gangster-style briefcase that can be handcuffed to your wrist for maximum security. :D

{Edited to add: PLEASE don't RSVP unless you're coming. You have to actually *be present at the event* to win the prize. We'll have two names of winners and a list of backup names and just keep going down the list until we get to someone who is actually present to get the prize. You can't win if you don't show up, so be nice and don't RSVP unless you're actually going to be there!}

I think it will be tons of fun, I've never done a midnight release before, and I am psyched. We will do our best to entertain you in the two hours between ten and midnight with readings and trivia games and Q and A's and perhaps light juggling.

Time of Event: 7:00 PM
1201 3rd St. Promenade
Santa Monica,CA

April 6-11 Los Angeles I’ll be at the Romantic Times Convention.


1. SATURDAY, APRIL 9: 11am -2pm: ROMANTIC TIMES BOOK FAIR ( Book Fair Only Tickets available at the door: $5 each) Meet us authors at the general Book Fair, and purchase autographed copies of our latest books. More info here.

* Saturday, April 9: Teen Day and Book Signing!: All about Teen Day: http://www.rtbookreviews.com/convention/teen-day

1. 11am – 7:30pm — COME FOR THE DAY! — $25 Day Pass (you can pre-register, or pay at the door)
2. $25 for one Adult
3. $25 for one Teen which includes one FREE entry for an accompanying adult
4. (Includes Book Fair, Saturday, Teen-Day Workshops and Teen Party. Swag bag full of books and giveaways FOR EVERY *TEEN! (*Swag Bags will be given out to the first 250 TEENS who attend the Teen Party. Adults are welcome take home any leftover bags at the end of the party while they last!)

Sunday, April 10
3:00 PM

200 Civic Center
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
*Books sold by Whale of a Tale

Monday, April 11
Time of Event: 7:00 PM
601 Van Ness Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94102
UNDERWORLD BALL: http://www.booksinc.net/event/underworld-ball-featuring-authors-holly-black-and-cassandra-clare
Start: 04/11/2011 7:00 pm
Not Your Mother’s Book Club Presents
The Underworld Ball
Featuring authors Holly Black and Cassandra Clare
Tickets are $5 with the purchase of ANY of either Holly’s or Cassandra’s
Otherwise they are $10
Come in Masquerade Garb!
Food, drink, giftbags included in ticket price

Tuesday, April 12
Time of Event: 7:00 PM
800 Alma St.
Menlo Park, CA 94025
*Books sold by Keplers
*No book purchase necessary at this event

Wednesday, April 13
Time of Event: 7:00 PM
12000 SE 82nd Ave.
Portland, OR 97266

Thursday, April 14
Time of Event: 7:00 PM
Third Place Books
17171 Bothell Way NE
Seattle, WA 98155

Saturday, April 16: (Just me, no Holly, alas)
Time of Event: 2:00 PM
Bainbridge High School Commons
9330 NE High School Road
Bainbridge Island, WA

Time of Event: 7:00 PM
Chapters Metrotown
4700 Kingsway
Burnaby, BC V5H 4M1

Friday, APRIL 22nd South Hadley, MA
Time of Event: 7:00 PM
Location: The Odyssey Bookshop
The Village Commons
9 College Street
South Hadley, MA 01075

Tuesday, May 3rd NEW YORK, NYC
Time of Event: 6:00 PM
Books of Wonder
18 West 18th St.
Phone: (212) 989-3270
Email: store@booksofwonder.com

*While the big prize pack is only given out at the Mysterious Galaxy event, all events will have freebie giveaways for attendees, including a short story told in postcard format that takes place between City of Glass and City of Fallen Angels, and chapter previews of Clockwork Prince and Red Glove.

**** All signings are free to attend unless otherwise noted. You do have to buy a book by me at the store hosting the event to get online to get your books signed. It can be a new book or an old one, a hardcover or paperback; any book will do. This is for the benefit of the bookstore, because otherwise they can't generally afford to hold author events. The same goes for Holly: if you want books signed by her, you have to buy a book of hers. You can buy paperbacks, backlist, whatever, it just has to be a book by the person you want signatures from. Aside from that, we will sign anything and everything you bring. If you have questions, PLEASE contact the bookstore the signing will be at! These are not my/our rules, so the entity to bring them up with is the bookstore.
(Anonymous) on March 17th, 2011 06:18 pm (UTC)
I wish you were coming to Texas! I can't wait for City of Fallen Angels!!! I have been counting down for months and months.:)
Kalika1196kalika1196 on March 17th, 2011 07:32 pm (UTC)
Buying a book vs. buying a ticket
Question about buying a book to get something signed. The San Francisco event has 2 ticket prices, 5$ if you buy a book, and 10$ if you dont. I already own all of your books and bought the $10 ticket. Do I still have to buy another to get a book signed? Or am I good?
Cassie Clarecassandraclare on March 17th, 2011 07:56 pm (UTC)
Re: Buying a book vs. buying a ticket
You should be good.
(Anonymous) on March 17th, 2011 11:06 pm (UTC)
Go Canada!
I wish there were more appearances in Canada :( Us poor Onatarians don't get any love! XD
(Anonymous) on March 18th, 2011 08:35 pm (UTC)
Re: Go Canada!
i second that!!!
come to canada
(Anonymous) on March 17th, 2011 11:36 pm (UTC)
Please come to Canada!!!!!
I live in Ontario too and I agree. Can you please come to Ontario, Canada on tour???? It would mean soooooooo much to us! I am a HUGE fan!!!!!!
Cassie Clarecassandraclare on March 17th, 2011 11:47 pm (UTC)
Re: Please come to Canada!!!!!
I would love to come but I've been to Toronto three times in the past year and a half. It seemed fair to go to the west coast now.
Re: Please come to Canada!!!!! - (Anonymous) on March 18th, 2011 06:19 pm (UTC) (Expand)
cyanidebullets: Kaien requestcyanidebullets on March 18th, 2011 02:03 am (UTC)
I hope you and Holly have fun on your tour! I wish you were coming to Edmonton or Calgary. Also, wow, that prize pack sounds amazing! I don't mean to pester you but will the postcard short story eventually be available for everyone to read?
(Anonymous) on March 18th, 2011 03:23 am (UTC)
Please come to toronto Canada!!!!!!
seemyevil on March 18th, 2011 12:23 pm (UTC)
I'm looking out for the British front on book signings. :P Autumn/Winter this year... any idea which cities you're coming to yet? Britain needs your brilliance to visit, so we can kick out more lame people... like David Cameron. XD

Nattsumi Wayland'Nattsumi Wayland' on March 19th, 2011 09:50 pm (UTC)
Mexico wants you here! Me and my friends are always hoping that you could come here... It would be so awesome that you did(: & sadly Mexico has never been on the Tour List ):
(Anonymous) on March 20th, 2011 06:58 am (UTC)
Have a fun tour!
Have an awesome tour! I've been counting down for CoFA for months!!! Hopefully you will come to Colorado on tour sometime! That would be AMAZING!!!!
Cindeliuscindelius on March 24th, 2011 08:27 pm (UTC)
Psst, you may want to make an edit to the date/times of the events that you listed (unless you've perfected the art of being in two places at once, which is totally cool by me *g*). Tuesday, April 5 at 7:00pm has you in both San Diego and Santa Monica.

Also, I'll be sending you an email tomorrow with some waaay overdue feedback and my contact info in case you need anything or want recs of places to eat/drink while in SD. :o)
inkandrunesinkandrunes on March 25th, 2011 04:19 am (UTC)
a (not so) quick question
Heya Cassie,

I don't know if you have the time to answer this, but I've been struggling with something for some time now. I know you had to do a TON of research for your Infernal Devices trilogy (I recall you asking for Victorian-era recommendations, both fiction and non-fiction) and I was wondering what your process is. I am currently writing a high fantasy story and am switching from researching Paganism to researching Medieval England to actually READING novels along the lines of what I want to write...but I'm really having trouble bouncing around. Do you tend to focus on one title specifically, from cover to cover? Or do you split your time between several different titles to keep fresh and interested?

Ultimately what I am suffering from is an overload of information; too many different things to learn too fast. I was wondering how someone like you, both a successful author and someone who has certainly had to do their fair share of research, handles this?
(Anonymous) on April 10th, 2011 04:44 pm (UTC)
I cannot wait till you come to south Hadley on the 22d! This will be the first time I ever met one of my favorite authors!!!! :D
(Anonymous) on April 12th, 2011 04:47 pm (UTC)
and Latin America? xd
(Anonymous) on April 14th, 2011 02:50 am (UTC)
Have to buy a book?
Your note indicates that bookstores can't generally afford to hold the author events but that is a complete lie. Bookstores make lots of money at these events without this ridiculous requirement. I have been to many book signing events and you are the first author that has a requirement that a book must be purchased at the time of the signing. I spoke to representatives of one of the bookstores hosting your event and they feel the requirement is unfair. They state the rules comes from you and your publishing company. You should be ashamed of yourself. You are doing a disservice to your fans.
Cassie Clarecassandraclare on April 17th, 2011 04:26 am (UTC)
Re: Have to buy a book?
Normally I don't reply to people who don't even have the courage to sign their names, but just so others know:

"Your note indicates that bookstores can't generally afford to hold the author events but that is a complete lie."

No, it is not. I just had a long conversation with the staff at Books Inc. in San Francisco about this very thing. They told me exactly how much it costs them to have events and how difficult it is to explain to people over and over why if they won't buy books at the event, the store can no longer afford to have them.

"Bookstores make lots of money at these events without this ridiculous requirement."

How? If people don't buy books, bookstores don't make money. There's no tip jar. As a bookseller told me last week: "When people show up with bags full of books from Amazon and expect to get online first, we we tell them that they can wait until Amazon has an author signing in their parking lot."

"I spoke to representatives of one of the bookstores hosting your event and they feel the requirement is unfair. They state the rules comes from you and your publishing company."

The problem there is that 1) No bookseller would say that. Even if it were true, and they thought it, it would be unprofessional and obnoxious to slag off the authors coming to sign at your store. I am afraid I do not believe you. 2) Why would Holly and I care where you buy your book? It makes no difference to us. It represents exactly the same amount of money. The only entity affected by where you buy your books is the store. Think about it for five seconds.

"you are the first author that has a requirement that a book must be purchased at the time of the signing."


"And please, please, for all of these signings -- I'm happy to sign multiple books, but you must buy at least one book from the store where I'm signing. PRETTY PLEASE. It takes resources to put on a successful signing, and to not buy a book there makes it harder for them to justify the next event."


"If it's being held at a bookstore (as most signings are), they have a vested interest in you buying the book from them. In the past I've noticed that the advertisements/flyers for most signings contain a note about this; usually something to the effect of "Mr. King will only be signing his new novel, and only to those with a receipt from this store" or the like. Contact whomever is hosting the signing."

Neil Gaiman's signing rules:


I could go on and on with a list of links to author signings and the guidelines thereto. The basic gist is: it makes no sense for Holly and I or our publisher to make a rule that doesn't benefit us, but benefits the bookstore; unlike many authors we will sign everything everyone brings, we try to speak to everyone who comes, and we never leave if there are people in line. Not taking part in penalizing independent bookstores for holding events, though, is not doing a disservice to our fans. It's very standard practice.

Re: Have to buy a book? - (Anonymous) on April 22nd, 2011 04:21 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(Anonymous) on April 14th, 2011 02:52 am (UTC)
No wonder you only have positive comments...my respect for you has diminished greatly.

Your anonymous comment has been added. According to this journal's settings, it was marked as screened, and will be visible only to the journal's owner until the owner chooses to unscreen it. You can go back to the comment thread here.
Cassie Clarecassandraclare on April 17th, 2011 04:30 am (UTC)
Re: Comments
I screen anonymous comments because livejournal is full of porn spam, and I am on tour and can hardly police it. As you can see, I replied to your comment above, although now I am sorry I wasted my time. Perhaps the reason I have only positive comments is that most people do not rush to judgment as swiftly as you apparently do on very little accurate information.