[This contest is now closed.]
Thanks so much to everyone who helped me try out my new chat room last night in the Blood Bound spoiler chat. I’d hoped to archive the chat for those who couldn’t make it, but, alas, I didn’t figure out how to do that until it was too late. I do apologize for that, but (!!!) about a month after Shadow Bound comes out (May 22, 2012, in the US/CA) we’ll have a Shadow Bound spoiler chat, and you can ask both Blood Bound and Shadow Bound questions there.
Today I have several links for you, and, of course, this week’s International Edition giveaway.
First, my website Extras page has been updated with two different versions of the transcript of the My Soul To Take spoiler chat, both compiled by the amazing Fiktshun, your awesome Soul Screamers Reading Challenge host. The first is a complete transcript, with all non-MSTTake spoilers removed. The second is the Q&A portion of the chat only, and it’s super easy to read, because she’s lined up the Qs and As (which didn’t happen, in the live version–I was always several Qs behind) and has grouped them by conversation. You can find both versions of the transcript here, or you can read them on Fiktshun’s blog.
Second, the Appearances page of my website has also been updated with the following:
Romantic Times Booklovers Convention
-April 11, 3:30pm-4:30pm-
The Kids Are All Right Panel
Giant Book Fair
Texas Librarians Association Annual Conference
-April 18, 12:00pm
YART Texas Tea
-April 19, 10:30am-
Texas Teens for Libraries (TT4L)
Murder By The BookHouston, TX
June 30, 4:30pm
Signing Shadow Bound and Before I Wake (with fellow author Jaye Wells)
There may be another event or two added soon, and if/when that happens, I’ll post an update.
And, third, for those who keep insisting that e-piracy is practically the same as borrowing a book from a library (or simply don’t understand why that’s not true), John Green has written an excellent post explaining. Please read. For those who won’t take the time, here are a few highlights.
“Libraries buy books. Lots of them. And there are tens of thousands of libraries around the country. That is good for me and good for my book.”
“American public and school libraries play a huge role in preserving the breadth of American literature by collecting and sharing books that are excellent but may not be written by YouTubers with large built-in audiences.”
“And this is the most important: I believe that creators of books should have control over how their work is distributed. [...] It’s not because I’m a greedy bastard or want to keep my books from people who might otherwise read them. It’s because I believe books are valuable. Right now, on Amazon, my brand new hardcover book costs about $10, which represents 1.2 hours of work at the federal minimum wage. I believe books are worth 1.2 hours of work.”
And, finally, re: Oath Bound, I am finally almost done with the rough draft. Here’s where it stands:
What this means is that very soon I’ll be disappearing into my cave to speed-write the last bit of the book. I apologize in advance for my absence, but I will re-emerge just in time to meet friends and readers alike at RT and TLA (see my appearance schedule above).
Now for this week’s International Edition giveaway. To enter, leave me a comment in this post answering the following question: Have you ever attended a signing or conference, where you got to meet an author? If so, what was the event?
The list of available prize books is here, but please don’t leave your entry in that post. That is a static page, which will be updated as books are chosen or donated to libraries.
- One entry per person
- This contest is open to both domestic and international entries
- This contest is void where prohibited
- If you’re under 18 yrs of age, you must have a parent’s permission to enter and to provide your shipping information if you win
- Please allow 2-4 weeks for shipping
- You must come back to this blog on Friday to see if you’ve won and claim your prize
- Prizes not claimed within two weeks will be awarded to a redrawn winner’s name
- Please DO NOT leave your email address in your entry. I don’t need it (if you win, you email me to claim your prize) and I’m sure you don’t need the spam that inevitably comes with posting your email address online.