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Jodi Picoult

Book tours, signings and events

leaving time book tour!

I LOVE to meet my fans! Please join me at one of my Leaving Time tour book signings / appearances. And if you can't make one of these events, watch a video of recent live events from the UK and CBS This Morning.
  xoxo —Jodi

US: October 13– 26 »
Canada: October 29– 30 »
UK: November 5– 13 »
South Africa: January 19–23 »
US
Oct. 13–26

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US book tour

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Thank you!

A huge THANK YOU to all of my US fans who come out to my Leaving Time tour this fall!

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US EVENT ORGANIZERS:
Find out about booking requests, and event publicity .

CA
Oct. 29–30

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Canada book tour

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Thank you!

A huge THANK YOU to all of my Canadian fans who come out to my Leaving Time tour this fall!

Canadian Leaving Time tour photos

CA EVENT ORGANIZERS:
Find out about booking requests, and event publicity .

UK
Nov. 5–13

leaving time
UK book tour

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Thank you!

A huge THANK YOU to all of my UK fans who come out to my Leaving Time tour this November!

UK Leaving Time tour photos

UK EVENT ORGANIZERS:
Find out about booking requests, and event publicity .

SA
Jan. 20–23

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South Africa book tour

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Tuesday, 20 January, Cape Town - 6 pm
YOU Magazine Book Talk
Tsogo Sun The Cullinan Hotel, Foreshore
Tickets: R180 (canapés and drinks will be served)
RSVP: Alison Louw on [email protected] 074486 4085
Wednesday, 21 January, Durban - 6 pm
Exclusive Books, Pavillion Mall, Westville, Durban
FREE
RSVP: call 031265 0454
or email [email protected]
Thursday, 22 January, Durban - 8:30 am
Books & Books Breakfast with Jodi Picoult
Durban Country Club
Tickets: R200 pp (includes breakfast)
RSVP: [email protected]
Thursday, 22 January, Johannesburg - 6:30 pm
Sunday Times Readers Meet Jodi Picoult
Kingsmead College, Melrose, Johannesburg
Tickets: R100 pp (Seating is limited. Booking is essential!)
RSVP: [email protected]
Friday, 23 January, Johannesburg - 11 am
Jenny & Co Brunch with Jodi Picoult
Il Giardino, 44 Stanley, Milpark, Johannesburg
Tickets: R310 pp (includes brunch)
rsvp [email protected]
Friday, 23 January, Johannesburg - 6 pm
YOU Magazine Book Talk
The Devonshire Hotel, Braamfontein, Johannesburg
Tickets: R180 (canapés and drinks will be served)
RSVP: Alison Louw on [email protected] 074486 4085

Events are free when indicated, but you should contact the venues / stores to confirm, purchase tickets or get more information. Also, all rules, price and ticket policies are set by the individual venues or stores, not Ballantine/Random House or me. Tour details are subject to change as we finalize events, so check back often for updates.


EVENT ORGANIZERS:
Find out about booking requests, and event publicity .

Booking requests / speaking engagements

Interested in having Jodi speak at your school, business, or women’s group? Contact Arlynn Greenbaum to learn about fees and availability.

Why do some events charge admission?

Fortunately or unfortunately, depending on the way you look at it, I’ve got so many terrific fans who come out to see me that the events can get pretty crowded. It’s really hard to enjoy yourself when you are standing with 350 other people in a space that can accommodate 50. For this reason, most bookstores have to move the event offsite. Sometimes this means they have to pay for the venue, too. It’s up to the bookstore to decide whether they’d like to pass that cost along to consumers.

In some cases, it’s a couple of dollars for a seat. In others, they prefer that you buy the book from them (instead of from Costco, or Amazon) when you come to the event. Why? Because right now, bookstores are having a really hard time making ends meet. You might be able to get a book cheaper at Amazon, but you won’t be able to hear the author speak or get the book signed. Bookstores usually provide that service through reading series - they’re the ones who organize the events and make sure you are having a good time, and in return, some feel it’s only fair that you buy the book at their business establishment. It’s sort of hard to argue with that theory! Some venues are offering discounts to students or kids; we have tried to ask for that accommodation wherever possible.

But ultimately the decision to charge or not to charge is the bookstore’s. It might interest you to know that in other countries - the UK and Australia, for example, book events are NEVER free! So - although I truly hope that anyone who wants to hear me speak can do so - I also know that it’s not fun for anyone to be packed into a crowd of people, and I promise you that if you do have to pay for an event, you’ll be comfortable, you’ll be able to hear and see, and you’ll have a great time.

Publicity requests

  • Contact Susan Corcoran
  • VP, Director of Publicity
  • Ballantine Bantam Dell
  • Random House Publishing
  • 212 782 9425