Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Post a Pic, Get a Prize!

So, A World Without You is officially out, and I'm officially on book tour! My full schedule is available here, but if you're in: Boston area, NYC, Washington DC area, Richmond VA, or Chapel Hill NC, I hope you come see me!

I hope you grabbed a copy or checked it out from your library. As my way of thanking you, I ordered 100 secret...somethings. Little gifts. To get one, just fill out the form. I'll be selecting a random 100 people from the addresses below and sending them a special gift in the mail!

To enter, just post a picture of A World Without You on a public social media forum (such as Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram) with the hashtag #AWorldWithoutYou, then submit the link and your mailing address in the form below. Open internationally, submit link by August 10. I'll randomly select 100 mailing addresses to mail the special gift to...and will send extra swag to as many people as I can until my postage budget runs out :)

Caveat: This does need to be a picture of the actual book, not just the flat cover image. You can post a picture of the actual book in anyway you want--a selfie with the book, a picture of it in a bookstore or library, or the book loaded up on your ereader. Get creative! I'll RT some of my faves :)

The gift is a secret--I want people to get a special surprise in the mail!--but it's a simple, fun thing that I think you'll like :)


Tuesday, July 12, 2016

On Blurbs, Giveaways, and Getting Goodies with Preorders

Before we get to the big giveaway at the bottom of this post, I wanted to make sure everyone knew how to preorder A World Without You from all the various places that are featuring the book. 


GET A WORLD WITHOUT YOU + 2 MORE BOOKS + SURPRISE GOODIES FROM QUARTERLY

What you get:
  • A hardback of A World Without You that includes handwritten annotations by me
  • A signed bookplate for A World Without You
  • Two additional books that I've hand selected to be included with the box
  • A personal letter by me explaining some of the secrets in the book and why I selected the contents of the box
  • Extra goodies that are unique and tie directly back to the box and the books
Cost: $50. I know that's steep, but you're getting three books and all the extra bonus gifts--trust me, it's worth it.

How to get it:
  • Go to the Quarterly website here
  • Hint! If you subscribe to the NetGalley newsletter, check out the coupon code that was in it for this box!!
  • Buy a subscription (don't worry--if you only want this box, it's super easy to cancel and not get any more).
  • Need more info? I posted about it here.

GET A SIGNED, STAMPED BOOK + ART CARD PRINT FROM MALAPROPS


What you get:
  • A hardcover copy of A World Without You 
    • That is signed
    • And stamped with a special one-signing-only stamp
  • A beautiful art card designed by Hafsah at IceyDesigns featuring a quote from the book
  • Swag!
Cost: Just the cost of the book and shipping, if you're getting it shipped. The extra goodies are included for free.

How to get it: 

GET A SIGNED BOOK FROM 25 LOCAL INDIE BOOKSTORES


What you get:
  • A hardcover copy of A World Without You
  • A signed bookplate that matches
  • Some bookstores are offering additional swag!
Cost: Just the cost of the book!

How to get it:
  • My publisher, Penguin, and I have teamed up with 25 bookstores across the nation to offer this special promo. 
  • Just go to your local indie bookstore and look for the quote card designed by IceyDesigns pictures above. If they have the quote card on display, they have signed books for you!
    • HEY! It's super important to support your local bookstores and businesses. If you ♥ books, support your bookstores!
  • More info--and a list of bookstores--here!

GET THE BOOK + MY ETERNAL THANKS FROM WHEREVER BOOKS ARE SOLD


You want my book? I super ♥ you! Here's everywhere else you can get it:

Now on to the giveaway! Win SEVEN books...and four of them are SIGNED!


This feels like the little book that could. A World Without You is something of a departure for me--darker, realer, more personal. But I think it's going to find a home on bookshelves, and I couldn't be happier.

Of course, no book exists in a bubble. I couldn't write this one without immense help from my agent, my editor and publisher, my family, my friends. My past. People who are no longer with us; people who have just joined my family.

Today, I want to take a moment and thank some people--and thank you by holding a giveaway in honor of the authors who believed in me from the very start and who so graciously endorsed my book before it was a book.

When authors are asked to go out and find other authors to blurb their book, there's a universal panic!panic!panic! alarm that goes through their heads. What if no one likes it? What if they hate it? (That last one, btw, totally happened to me with AtU...an author actually rejected me so hard she told me she hated the book and wished it wasn't being published.) There's an extra layer of anxiety, knowing that one's peers are deeply analyzing whether or not a book is worthy of their praise. So emailing or phoning other authors, hat in hand, hoping they'll like your book is incredibly nerve-wracking.

Fortunately, I have wonderful friends and colleagues who graced me with blurbs, and so to honor and thank them, I'm holding a giveaway for their books. Many of them are signed (!!!), and you'll also get a copy of A World Without You and a copy of another bonus novel that inspired me. Open internationally, closes July 17th.


Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
Win a hardcover of this book, signed by the author!
I have been a fan of Alex's work since The Darkest Minds, and I love Passenger even more. Time travel and swoony-ness and pirates and adventure and ahhhhh!!!

When she graced this blurb for the front cover of A World Without You, I almost fell over:

“A heartrending, beautifully complex look at mental illness, life, and loss. I tore through the pages, and, days later, this story still has a hold on me.” —Alexandra Bracken, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Darkest Minds series and Passenger


More Happy than Not by Adam Silvera
Win a hardcover of this book, signed by the author!
Adam's debut knocked my socks off. I loved the premise--a boy who lives in a world where select memories can be erased wants to erase being gay. But it was the end of this novel that really blew me away. Adam took risks with this book--you will not expect that conclusion, I promise!

It is my great honor that he read A World Without You and said:

"A painfully brilliant and transporting read. This novel has the rare superpower to change and save lives." —Adam Silvera, New York Times bestselling author of More Happy Than Not


The Love the Split the World by Emily Henry
Win a hardcover of this book!
When I first saw this book, I had immediate cover and title envy. How perfect is it? But then I heard what it was about--a boy named Beau (my Bo would get along well with him) and a very twisted fate. This one picks up speed and never stops until the end.

I'm so glad this Beau-author read my Bo-book :) 

"A World Without You tackles grief, mental illness, and family dynamics with both grace and generosity. I fell in love with Bo’s story of perseverance in the face of seemingly endless struggle and was left brimming with hope. Readers will emerge from this book a little stronger than when they entered.” —Emily Henry, author of The Love That Split the World 


The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone by Adele Griffin
Win a hardcover of this book!
Confession time: A World Without You wouldn't exist without The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone. Period. It's this specific book by Adele that made me think my story was possible. In it, a young artist dies far too soon, and through the transcripts by loved ones and articles about her, the reader peels back the layers of this mysterious girl's life.

This book meant so much to me, on a deeply personal level. The fact that Adele gives my book a seal of approval means more than I can say.

“Beth Revis delivers us an astonishing shape-shifter of a tale that dazzles and startles at every tense turn. Themes of love, secrets, and heartbreak are woven into a taut and bewitching narrative that will pull you in and not let you go. Don't forget to breathe.” —Adele Griffin, author of The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone



The Program by Suzanne Young
Win a hardcover of this book!
I could not put this book down. Could not. I got an ebook of The Program when it first came out, and read the entire book straight through in one night, staying up until 3am to finish. I was terrified for the characters, fascinated by the premise, and my eyes were crying so hard I had to take multiple breaks. This book is about an epidemic of suicide, and the lengths we go to try to save someone...even if it means controlling them. 

Suzanne is epic, and I'm so lucky to know her.

A World Without You is a beautiful, devastating, mind-bending adventure.” —Suzanne Young, New York Times bestselling author of The Program series


Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman
Win a signed hardcover of this book!
This is a book that deeply inspired me. Neal wrote this book with his son, who suffers from schizophrenia, and the text is layered with drawings he made while undergoing treatment. The story itself is twisted and strange--much like the mind--but there are flashes of clarity for both the reader and the narrator. This National Book Award Winner is truly a masterpiece.

To thank the books that have inspired me and the authors who've supported me, I'm giving away a box full of their books to one lucky winner. 

Rules!
  • Open internationally
  • Closes July 19--the day the book comes out!
  • One winner gets all seven books--four signed by the authors! 



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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Quarterly Subscription Box Curation Revealed!


A few weeks ago, my editor told me that a subscription box was interested in featuring A World Without You in their next shipment. The wonderful people at Quarterly had noticed the book, and wanted to make a box themed around it.

My reaction was not subtle:


Here's the thing. I have this list of secret things I really, really hope will happen. One of those things has already happened this year (but I can't talk about it yet). So I sort of figured my good luck for this year had already been cashed in. Because one of the other things that I have secretly really hoped would happen? 

To be featured in a subscription box. 

I subscribe to a few boxes (including Quarterly's!), and every time I see an unboxing online or get my own box, I wonder what it would be like to see my box inside a subscription box. 

And this July, I get to find out. 


Quarterly's YA Literature box is just amazing, you guys. I've loved seeing how these boxes develop, and when Quarterly says I've curated it, they really mean it. This was not a casual thing. Every. Single. Item in the book, from the other books to the extra goodies, was picked through a careful selection process. I spent days looking for exactly the right items, developing the theme, selecting the other books. I wanted to pick books that fit with the theme, but that also were maybe not a title everyone had already heard of. 


I can't tell you what the other two books in the box are, but I can tell you that, like A World Without You, they are strange. Not everything is as it seems. There is sadness and hope and love and fear in all three books. They're not really science fiction, but they are weird. They each have a twist, or a new direction, or a surprise, or just something that's not quite right. And that's why I love them, and I think you will too. 

And the products that are being included with the box...I'm so excited about them that I actually ordered my own box so I could get them! The Quarterly people were such a dream to work with--they were the ones who hunted down something that had a little extra detail of wonderful when I couldn't find exactly what I was looking for. 

In additional to the goodies and the three books, I've worked hard with Quarterly to make A World Without You special for the box. There's a personal letter from me, describing the theme and why it means so much to me. The books will come with a signed bookplate, and--this is really amazing--they're all annotated with 15 handwritten notes detailing hidden allusions, connections within the story, background on characters and more.  

It's basically like getting extras on a DVD. These annotations were my way of highlighting some of the most important scenes in the book, and pointing out stuff that is often ignored and hidden. 


I am so, so grateful to Quarterly for making this possible. They've turned A World Without You from a book into an experience. And they've made sure that the boxes will ship on July 18th--so no one will have to wait and everyone will get the book when it's officially released! 

If you'd like to sign up for the Literary YA Box, all you have to do is click here (before they're sold out!). Your subscription will start with this box, and it's easy to cancel any time if you choose to do so. 

Friday, June 17, 2016

Get Signed copies of A WORLD WITHOUT YOU from 25 Bookstores Across America!

Hey guys! Remember that time I asked you to vote on your favorite indie bookstores? And then I posted a lot of pics of me signing bookplates and art cards?

A photo posted by Beth Revis (@bethrevis) on


A video posted by Beth Revis (@bethrevis) on


Well, those two things are definitely connected! Here's what me and the fabulous people at Penguin/Razorbill have been working on!

We took the top twenty-five votes for favorite bookstores, and we sent each of those bookstores signed bookplates and one of the beautiful art prints designed by Icey Designs. You know, this piece of gorgeousness:



This means, if you see the above sign in the bookstores listed below, you can get a signed copy of A World Without You. And some of the bookstores have already mentioned that they'll be giving away their copy of the sign to the first reader who expresses interest. (Obviously ask first!)

We ended up with such great bookstores on the list that we sent out these special packets to more than twenty-five stores, and if there's a store with more than one location (such as Vroman's or Books Inc.), these packets were sent to all locations.

The bookstores (in no particular order) are:

Anderson's Bookshop, Naperville, IL
BookPeople, Austin, TX
Books & Books, Coral Gables, FL
Flyleaf Books, Chapel Hill, NC
Kepler's Books, Menlo Park, CA
Malaprop's, Asheville, NC
McNally Jackson, Manhattan, NYC
Parnassus Books, Nashville, TN
The Strand, New York, NY
The King's English, Salt Lake City, UT
Watermark Bookstore, Wichita, KS
Changing Hands Bookstore, Phoenix, AZ
Elliott Bay Book Company, Seattle, WA
Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Lexington, KY
Left Bank Books, St. Louis, MO
Little Shop of Stories, Decatur, GA
Mysterious Galaxy, San Diego, CA
Red Balloon Bookshop, St. Paul, MN
Vroman's, Pasadena, CA
The Regulator Bookshop, Durham, NC
Powell's, Portland, OR
Toadstool Bookshop, Keene NH
Books Inc, San Francisco, CA
Full Circle Bookstore, Oklahoma City, OK
Inkwood Books, Tampa, FL
Avid Bookshop, Athens, GA
Browseabout Books in Rehoboth Beach, DE

I was really happy to see so many bookstores from across the nation! And remember: Go into any of the above listed stores on July 19, and there will be signed copies of A World Without You ready for you to get! You absolutely can go in now and preorder your signed copy--in fact, I would love it if you did! 

Speaking of pre-ordering, if you can't get to one of these shops or want to take part in the special pre-order campaign at Malaprops, it's still open. You can find all the details about it here.

ALSO: There's going to be a little contest going up on July 19th the involves you taking a picture inside a bookstore. I'm going to go ahead and say right now that a picture of the sign in the bookstore counts as an entry...and that there are more than 100 prizes up for grabs. So if you see the sign in your bookstore, take a picture of it and share it on social media! You'll already have a leg up on everyone else when the contest opens next month! 

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Giveaway Round Up--Don't Miss These!

As you know, A World Without You is just around the corner! (Which reminds me--if you don't want to miss the special pre-order deal, make sure you order your copy now!)

In order to celebrate, I want to have a lot of giveaways--I've got to make room for new books and new swag, after all! Before I get into the June giveaway round-up, I want to alert you to a few bigger giveaways and opportunities for free books that's ongoing.


And I've been working with my friends over at YA Book Central, YA Interrobang, and Adventures in YA Publishing to do a few more giveaways this month and next, so be sure to be on the lookout there as well. I'll post on Twitter when those go live, but they're pretty epic, just fyi.

So! Let's talk about June! I've got...so many...so many books to give away! I like to gather prizes, magpie-like, in preparation for launches, so I've been stockpiling for awhile. In the past, I would do one huge giveaway where one winner takes all, but I thought it might be fun to do something a bit different this time around.

Throughout the month of June, I'm going to be hosting flash-giveaways on various social media outlets! These giveaways will be short--they'll run for just 24-48 hours or so--and super simple to enter. They'll be on all the social media platforms I'm active on, and it'll be as simple as follow + share or tag a friend in comments to enter. The giveaways will be international!

Want to know what's up for grabs? Here's a sampling...but I may be adding a few surprise extras that only my followers will know about! And also--each book will come with a TON of extra swag for the winner from me and lots of other authors working to make this special!

  • Signed hardcover of Renee Ahdieh's The Rose and the Dagger
  • Hardcover of Their Fractured Light by Meagan Spooner and signed by Amie Kaufman
  • Signed hardcover of This is Where it Ends by Marieke Nijkamp
  • Signed hardcover of A Curious Tale of the In-Between by Lauren DeStefano
  • Signed ARC of The Hunt by Megan Shepherd
  • Signed hardcover of Challenger Deep by Neil Schusterman
  • Hardcover of My True Love Gave to Me signed by Stephanie Perkins (editor) and also signed by almost all the authors in the anthology!
  • Signed paperback of Among the Shadows
  • ARC of The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury
  • ARC of The 13th Continuum by Jennifer Brody
  • ARC of Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson
  • Hardcover of Thicker than Water by Kelly Fiore
  • Hardcover of The Third Twin by CJ Omolulu
  • Audiobook of A Tyranny of Petticoats edited by Jessica Spotswood
  • ...and more!!
How to win these books & more: follow me on social media! These flash giveaways will be sporadic surprises throughout the month of June, and the only way to win is to be following me!

Most of the giveaways will happen on my Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook pages, but I'm reserving a few for other social medias, including Tumblr, my newsletter, YouTube, and my new fave, Periscope.

Want to make sure you don't miss them? Then you better be following me! And to reward my longterm followers and the people who are the best (hint: it's you), I'm holding an extra giveaway right here.

The prize is an ARC box full of all kinds of goodies, from a time turner like Hermione wore, to a custom journal from Icey Designs, to a Doctor Who magnet...oh yeah, and an art print and ARC of A World Without You! You can see more about the prize here.

To enter for the big ARC box prize, just fill out the Rafflecopter below (open internationally). And to enter to win any of the books above, make sure you're following me online and prepared to click fast before the prize disappears!

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Winner of the First ARC box!

Thank you all for sharing with me your favorite indie bookstores! I'm currently compiling a list of the top ones to send a special prize to (more info on that soon!) but meanwhile, let's give out a prize to YOU for submitting your store's name!

drumroll, please....

The winner of the first ARC box for A World Without You is...


Glauber,
whose favorite bookstore is Anderson's! 


If you didn't win, don't worry...I'm gearing up for another round of giveaways right now. In fact, my desk is about to topple over from all the books selected for giveaway. There are separate prizes that will be posted here and across my social media, so make sure you look around...and they'll be flash giveaways open for 24 hours only, on different days! More details to come soon, but I hope you're ready for this! :)