Friday, May 6, 2016

Special Gifts for Pre-ordering A WORLD WITHOUT YOU!

Hi guys!

Over the next few months, I'm going to be talking a lot about my upcoming book, A World Without You. This book comes out on July 19 from Penguin, and it's my most personal book yet. I really hope you love it!

As you also know, I freaking love my local bookstore, Malaprops, located in beautiful Asheville, NC. I worked with them in the past to offer a special pre-order campaign for The Body Electric, and I'm lucky enough to get to do it again for A World Without You!

If you pre-order A World Without You from Malaprops, you will get the following, shipped right to your door (or pick it up in person at the launch party on July 19):

You'll obviously get a signed, personalized copy of the book. If you order online, just be sure to tell Malaprops who you want the book personalized to, and if you have a particularly special message to include (such as "happy birthday" or, in the case of a very special copy of The Body Electric, "will you marry me"!!!!)


But did you notice that stamp up in the top corner? That is a very special stamp that I had custom-made just for this project. It will only ever be used for the first edition, first signings of my books, which means the only way you will ever get this stamp in a copy of A World Without You is to order it through Malaprops before July 19. After that, the stamp is going into retirement until the next time I have a book launch.

I love collecting books, and I wanted to give something special to the people like me to go out of their way to order a signed book on the first day it releases. This stamp is my thank you, and my way of making sure this is a limited edition, only-for-the-people-who-preorder thing!

But! Beyond the book itself, signed and stamped, if you order from Malaprops by July 19, you will also get--free with each book order--a beautiful art print designed by the wonderful Icey Designs! It features one of my favorite quotes from the book:


Isn't it gorgeous?! The quote was hand-lettered and designed by Hafsah at Icey Designs, and is printed on gorgeous matte paper with a velvet like finish. The paper is thick--really, it's more like thin cardboard, and the print can stand on its own without folding over. And it's large! Somewhere between the size of an art card and a poster (specifically 6x9"). This is really a beautiful piece of art, and words just don't do it justice! So, to help you see just how cool this art print is, I actually made a video of it, explaining it and the other features in the pre-order campaign:


I really think this is a special gift that you're going to love--and all these extras come free with every pre-order of A World Without You from Malaprops! (Also, if you'd like to get any other my other books signed and personalized, Malaprops can take care of you too!)

Here's the info you need:

To Place an Order Online:
  • GO HERE
  • Order as many copies of the book as you like
  • In the comments section, let them know if you want it personalized or if you'd like a special message added.
  • Malaprops ships internationally--if your country's not listed, please email them for estimated shipping costs

To Place an Order by Phone:
  • Call 1-828-254-6734
  • They can accept your credit card over the phone
  • Make sure the spelling of any personalization is correct
Note: There is a limit of 400 of the art prints. Last time, we sold out at 300, so I upped the campaign to 400! If you want to ensure you get a copy with the art print, make sure you order soon!

Hey! Do me a favor and let your friends know about this, k? 

Tweet: Pre-order @bethrevis's newest book, A WORLD WITHOUT YOU, from @Malaprops and get cool, limited edition freebies! http://bit.ly/1TLzNR5

Thursday, May 5, 2016

#PaperHeartsChat Storified for your convenience :)

Recently, the good people at Patchwork Press hosted a Twitter chat in honor of my Paper Hearts series. For one hour, I answered any and all questions on writing, publishing, and marketing. Here are the questions and answers, thanks to Storify!


Thursday, April 21, 2016

North Texas Teen Book Festival Schedule!

The North Texas Teen Book Festival is this weekend, and my schedule is jam packed with awesome panels. I hope to see you at some!!

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Saturday, April 23:

10am: A Tyranny of Petticoats Editor and contributors discuss their recent historical anthology. Featuring: Andrea Cremer, Marie Lu, Beth Revis, Jessica Spotswood, moderated by Stacy Wells

11am: Time Turners A big ball of wibbly wobbly timey wimey...stuff. Claudia Gray, Mari Mancusi, Carrie Ryan, Janet B. Taylor, moderated by Beth Revis

12pm: All the Feels: Emotions run high in these poignant tales. Featuring: E. Lockhart, Marisa Reichardt, Beth Revis, Adam Silvera, moderated by Mandy Aguilar

2pm: Hi-Fi Sci-Fi: Math, science, history, unraveling the mystery of YA sci-fi. Featuring: Jessica Brody, Claudia Gray, Bethany Hagen, Jenny Martin, Mary E. Pearson, Beth Revis, moderated by Mary Hinson

3:30pm: Group author signing begins!

Like I said, I really hope to see you there! And here's a special thing just for you guys...I am bringing TEN and ONLY TEN of something REALLY COOL that is about A World Without You and if you come find me and ask for it, I'll give you one! (Until I run out, obviously.)

Monday, April 11, 2016

Paper Hearts Blog Tour!


Over the next few weeks, I'll be sharing my top tips for writing, publishing, and marketing in a very special 3-week Paper Hearts blog tour!

You can find out more about the tour here, at the Paper Hearts Blog Tour Headquarters, and don't forget to enter the giveaway! 

Meanwhile, you'll be able to follow along with all the tips and more by visiting each stop.


Week Two, April 18-22
Monday – http://accioreviews.blogspot.ca/

Week Three, April 25-29
Monday – http://coffeelvnmom.blogspot.ca/

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Easter Eggs in A WORLD WITHOUT YOU

Recently, I participated in the YA Scavenger Hunt. It was so much fun, and I hope you all had a blast finding new books to read and entering the contest! 

I wanted to make sure that everyone had access to my top secret exclusive content, so I'm adding it here as well. Hope you enjoy! 

EXCLUSIVE CONTENT


My latest book is called A World Without You, and it's a book that's truly special to me. It's about a boy named Bo who is attending a school for kids with super powers. He can control time--but he's accidentally lost his girlfriend in the past. As he frantically tries to find a way to save her, his reality starts to break down. He's not at a school for kids with powers...he's at a school for mentally disturbed students, and it's not his girlfriend who needs to be saved--it's him.

One of the things I love about writing is hiding little Easter eggs and clues in my books. I'm not going to give them all away, but my top five Easter eggs in A World Without You are:

1. The Doctor. At Bo's school, his supervisor is named Dr. Franklin, but all the kids call him the Doctor--a reference to the greatest time traveller ever, Doctor Who! If you're a Whovian you'll definitely notice one other character who's name for someone on the show.

2. The Red String. You may notice that the book cover has strings all over it. There's a reason for that! To Bo, time looks like strings, and when he wants to go somewhere in the past, he tugs on a specific string. The string that connects him to his lost girlfriend is red, a reference to the Chinese legend that a red string of fate connects us to the people we truly love.

3. Superheroes. Bo believes that he has super powers, and so does every other kid at the school, Berkshire Academy. If you look closely, you'll see a lot of references to some of my favorite superheroes, including Batman and the X-Men, but also some heroes that aren't exactly super, such as Harry Potter and Katniss Everdeen. You'll have to read closely to catch them, but they're there!

4. Classics.  I love more than just pop culture and superheroes! As the story progresses, Bo gets increasingly paranoid, and at one point creeps around his room, thinking that people are watching him. This is, of course, a reference to the brilliant short story "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. And fans of Bach will notice a famous fugue woven into the story.

5. "And now for something completely different." This is an actual line of text in the story, and if you know what it's referencing, we should totally be besties.


That's it! There are definitely more secret surprises in A World Without You, but I'm going to leave those for you to find on your own...

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Spring 2016 YA Scavenger Hunt!

HEY HUNTERS! Today's the day where a bunch of YA authors get together and blast the internet with an epic search game where the winners get tons of books and prizes! If you're just joining me here, then this is the perfect place to start! Just read the post, enter my extra contest, jot down the number that's hidden on this page (don't worry, it's easy to find if you read the post), and click the link for the next entry.

And also: HI! My name's Beth, and I write YA sci fi and weird stuff. My first series was the Across the Universe trilogy, and since then, I've written a book about what happened on Earth while Amy and Elder were in space, a series of nonfiction books about how to write and get your stuff published, and I have a new book coming in July called A World Without You. It's about a boy who thinks he's at a school for kids with superpowers but is actually in an asylum for students who are mentally disturbed. If you're a book blogger and want to request some of my books for review, please click here!

Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt! This bi-annual event was first organized by author Colleen Houck as a way to give readers a chance to gain access to exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors...and a chance to win some awesome prizes! At this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each author, you also get a clue for the hunt. Add up the clues, and you can enter for our prize--one lucky winner will receive one signed book from each author on the hunt in my team! But play fast: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online for 72 hours!

Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are SIX contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the RED TEAM--but there is also a red team, a gold team, an orange team, a red team, and an indie team for a chance to win a whole different set of signed books!

If you'd like to find out more about the hunt, see links to all the authors participating, and see the full list of prizes up for grabs, go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page.

SCAVENGER HUNT PUZZLE

Directions: Below, you'll notice that I've listed my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the red team, and then add them up (don't worry, you can use a calculator!). 

Entry Form: Once you've added up all the numbers, make sure you fill out the form here to officially qualify for the grand prize. Only entries that have the correct number will qualify.

Rules: Open internationally, anyone below the age of 18 should have a parent or guardian's permission to enter. To be eligible for the grand prize, you must submit the completed entry form by APRIL 3, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.

SCAVENGER HUNT POST

About the Author:

CHRISTINA FARLEY is the author of the Gilded series, a YA contemporary fantasy series set in Korea and upcoming middle grade, THE PRINCESS AND THE PAGE, set in France. GILDED was nominated for Korea’s 2014 Morning Calm, Ohio’s 2015 Buckeye award, and 2015 Tomes It List. As a child, she loved to explore, which later inspired her to jump on a plane and travel the world. Christina’s adventures sparked her to write stories, infusing the real world with fantasy. Currently she writes from home in Clermont, FL with her husband and two sons—that is until the travel itch whisks her off to a new unknown. 

Find Christina Here:


About the Book:




Find it: Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Goodreads | Indie




Gilded Series’ Fan Cast


Hey guys! This is Christina. GILDED as a TV series or movie would be completely amazing, don’t you think? For a complete listing of all the characters go to The Imagine Film List here.

So you’re wondering what my dream cast would be? Here they are!


To learn more about this series, visit the Gilded Series websiteWatch GILDED's book trailer here!


And don't forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of signed books by Beth, Christy, and more! To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is 48. Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the red team and you'll have all the secret code to enter for the grand prize!

BONUS GIVEAWAY!
In addition to the main Scavenger Hunt, I've got a special giveaway only for the people who enter the Rafflecopter below! Your prize is a copy of the YA historical anthology I was lucky enough to be a part of, A Tyranny of Petticoats. The winner will get a signed, hardcover of the anthology, plus a special print designed for the book, plus something extra special that has to do with my upcoming novel, A World Without You that will come out in July! Open internationally, contest closes when the YA Scavenger Hunt closes.


CONTINUE THE HUNT

To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out the next author!