Monday, December 12, 2011

How do I get an ARC of SHINE?

I've been getting this question a lot lately, which makes me very happy--glad to see so many people are interested in reading the final installment of the Shade trilogy.

The answer to the question: Get lucky!

My publisher generally doesn't provide ARCs for third books in a series, so with their permission I am printing a limited run of 20 ARCs of Shine.

Even with my OMG-not-YOU-again frequent-shopper discount at Office Depot, these'll be rather expensive. But I wanted at least a few ARCs for giveaways, because I love you.

Most All ARCs are already spoken for, having been given as prizes during the Shift blog tour, the YA Crush Tournament, or Fictitious Delicious's fantabulous cover reveal. As of today, there are is five three none left:

  • One will be given away on January 3 to a randomly chosen newsletter subscriber. Signup box is on this blog's right-hand sidebar, and on most pages of my website.
  • One will be auctioned off in author Christine Johnson's Humane Society fundraiser, which begins Wednesday, December 14. Keep an eye on Christine's blog for details, and I'll update this entry when I have a direct link. (EDITED TO ADD: Here's a direct link to the auction. Bidding runs through December 20, 9:51pm EST.)
  • I will give away one SHINE ARC for every round in the Tournament of Heroines that Aura wins, up to 3 ARCs total. The first matchup is Wednesday, December 14. Voting runs from 12:01am eastern time for 24 hours. Here's the tournament's full schedule. To enter, leave a comment containing the phrase "AuraFTW" (FTW = "For the Win") on the tournament match's post. Including "AuraFTW" will make it easier for me to do a search on the page to find the entries. FIRST COMMENT on the post gets TEN EXTRA ENTRIES.
  • EDITED TO ADD: The remaining two SHINE ARCs will be have been given away at TeamKilt parties on January 25 and March 17, for holiday celebrations of Burns Night and St. Patrick's Day, respectively. Watch this blog for details (or sign up for the newsletter), and then come join the fun!

ARCs will be mailed to winners probably in early February (except the St. Patrick's Day one, obviously). All ARCs will be signed and personalized.

Shine will not be available on Simon & Schuster's GalleyGrab, but Pulse will do a finished-book mailing in April for reviewers/bloggers. If you would like to be considered for this mailing, please fill out the form below and I will forward your information to my publicist.

****(EDITED TO ADD: All ARCs have been mailed, and the list of finished-book requests has been sent to my publisher. Thanks for your interest in SHINE!)****

But if you're a fan of the series, I would ask that you seriously consider (please please please) buying a copy or getting it from your library. The amount of support I get from my publisher on future books will be greatly affected by the sales of Shine. I would like to keep this crazy writing gig for a long time, and only you can help me do that. Thanks for all your amazing support!

Pre-order from Constellation Books (signed copies--if you want your copy personalized, please note on the online order form in the comments section), Barnes & Noble, or (All links are for hardcover, but each store will also offer the paperback version.)

Release dates: May 1 in the US and Canada; June 7 in the UK.

For more on what an ARC is and how to request one (or a review copy), check out this very helpful ARC FAQ post by Story Siren.

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Super excited for this release!! I will certainly be buying a copy :)

Posted by: Blogger YA Bibliophile at 12/12/2011 9:17 AM

Since I won an ARC of Shift, I won't enter the contests for the ARC of Shine. However, I must tell you that having been able to read Shift early has only served to lengthen my wait time for Shine & increase my impatience :)

Can't wait to buy my copy!

Posted by: Blogger Barbara at 12/12/2011 9:20 AM

Aaaaah! Aura will win the tourney because that day is my birthday and I will it so! :)

Posted by: Blogger Jess (Gone with the Words) at 12/12/2011 9:41 AM

Cannot wait! This series has been amazing, Jeri. Thanks for your note. Haven't had a chance to respond yet.

Posted by: Blogger Amygdalia at 12/12/2011 12:44 PM

WOW! So amazing! I hope Aura wins the heroine tournament! kyaaaaaa!! THanks for all the chances to win an arc! yey!

Posted by: Blogger Natalia Belikov at 12/12/2011 12:46 PM

I already have my copy pre-ordered, I can't wait!! =)

Posted by: Blogger Ashley @ Book Labyrinth at 12/12/2011 1:38 PM

Thanks, everyone, and good luck!

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 12/13/2011 7:27 PM

Will you be doing a release tour? You need to come to (or near) Michigan! I would also *really* like an omnibus or special edition boxed set, wink, wink.

Posted by: Blogger Heather (Book-Savvy) at 1/02/2012 6:17 PM

I filled out the form, but I will be buying a copy as well!!! Thanks Jeri :) and I can't wait to read the final installment, aaaahhhhh.

Posted by: Blogger Ginger @ GReads! at 1/04/2012 7:54 PM

Heather: Well, like most authors, I have to pay for my own travel, so I don't really "tour" per se. This year other than MD and PA (where I have family), I'll be in Chicago and Minneapolis, and at BEA in NYC.

As for a boxed set/omnibus, that's up to the publisher, too. :)

Ginger: Thanks so much! :)

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 1/08/2012 7:55 PM

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