Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Tidbit Tuesday #4 - book giveaways galore!

Last week I did almost nothing but write WVMP #4 (which I'm once again leaning toward naming Lust for Life). My goal was to reach 50K words before the Olympic cauldron was lit last Friday night, because I knew the Olympics would suck up a lot of my time.

I didn't quite make it (I never do--on the few occasions I actually reach a goal, I assume I haven't set it high enough), but I'm watching the Olympics, anyway. Just watched the USA men's and women's curling lose to Germany and Japan, respectively. I won't make the obvious World War II joke.

As the sports go down on TV, I'm attempting my own Olympian tasks:

1. Catch up on e-mail
2. Mail all ARCs, books, bookmarks, and bookplates I owe people
3. Put actual things on my Facebook fan page
4. Update my MySpace profile (or maybe just delete the thing--does anyone ever go there anymore?)
5. Get the Street Team stuff together
6. Read manuscript of a book I've been asked to blurb

And during the day, tackle a few of the 40 interviews and guest blogs I have lined up.

One of them is already done--yay! If you go read it over at Babbling About Books and More!, you can enter to win a signed copy of Wicked Game and Bad to the Bone.

Deadline: February 19

International entries eligible: Yes

Also, the awesome new blog For What It's Worth is continuing its charity auction for Haiti relief. This week you can bid to win signed a signed copy of Wicked Game and Bad to the Bone PLUS signed copies of Cynthia Eden's Eternal Hunter and Kresley Cole and Gena Showalter's Deep Kiss of Winter. Plus some nummy stuff you can eat and drink and a possible bonus book. All for such a good cause.

Deadline: February 21

International entries eligible: Yes

The Daily Dose blog ran a lovely Valentine's Day feature on the class of 2K10 and our thoughts on teen love. Sometimes it still feels like yesterday.

Are you following the Olympics? What's your favorite sport? Do you follow any of these sports outside of the Olympics? Is there a sport more mesmerizing than curling?

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Hi Jeri! Congrats on continuing to work towards your goals.. just keep swimming just keep swimming.. lol hey its not a bad thing to take some time out for you once in a while as well... you never know when something will spark if youre not trying to make it happen! lol

2. Mail all ARCs, books, bookmarks, and bookplates I owe people >> do you have ones available for Shade or BOTN yet???

3. Put actual things on my Facebook fan page >> YAY!! Missed ya!

4. Update my MySpace profile (or maybe just delete the thing--does anyone ever go there anymore?) >> I do - does that count?? lol

5. Get the Street Team stuff together >> ooohhh cool! I gotta go reread the newsletter!! ;)

6. Read manuscript of a book I've been asked to blurb >> awesome.. happy reading!!!

I havent been following the olympics... and generally not much of a sports watcher persay.. although I used to watch Nascar often but have even slowed on that almost to non-existance... :( Im so lame!

Thanks for the updates Keep up the great work Jeri!! =)

Debbie in NY

Posted by: Blogger WriterWannaB_NY at 2/16/2010 10:27 PM

Debbie, I don't have bookplates yet for Shade and BOTN. I'm looking into having them printed up for me online or something, since the way I do it now is super labor- and time-intensive (which is why it takes so long to get them out! :-)

I do have SHADE bookmarks, though, and they are gorgeous! I had them professionally designed for the first time, and am really impressed.

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 2/16/2010 10:58 PM

I haven't been watching much of the Olympics, oddly enough. Normally I MUST see the figure skating but have been too busy reading books. Go figure.

Posted by: Anonymous Jess at 2/17/2010 9:51 AM

Hi Jeri,

Personally I think Myspace is just about dead. I don't go on there anymore, prefering to stick to Twitter and Facebook. There's only so many social networking sites you can handle right?!

Your comment about "street team" piqued my interest and I wondered what that was all about. If it's about promoting you and your books, I'd love to be part of the UK team? (And not just because I think it would be easier to get Shade....as you know I'm super excited for the book to be released). Anyway, gotta go catch up on some of my "to do" list...thanks for the updates x

Posted by: Blogger Lynsey Newton at 2/17/2010 9:56 AM

Jess: You're missing a great figure skating event! It only comes once every four years, and it's something my husband and I really enjoy together, so I try to work around it.

Lynsey: Yeah, all I can handle is Twitter, a bit of Facebook, and my blog. Some comedian described MySpace as "the internet's abandoned amusement park." So true!

The Street Team is a group of fans who help spread the word about the WVMP books by handing out bookmarks, putting the widgets on blogs, Facebook, etc. There's a Street Team page on my website. I'm planning to start a new one for SHADE, too. I'll put out an announcement on the blog, Twitter, etc. It would be awesome to have your help! :)

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 2/17/2010 10:08 PM

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