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!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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! :) 

Monday, May 9, 2016

Celebrate Independent Bookstores!

As you may know, I recently announced that I was offering a special pre-order set of gifts (including an art card of the quote to the left) for anyone who purchased A World Without You through my local independent bookstore, Malaprops. You can read more about that--and see the awesome stuff you'll get for pre-ordering--here, and you can actually pre-order the book and get all the goodies here.

But I wanted to celebrate all local independent bookstores. Because honestly? Bookstores are like a second home to me. In the last few years, I've been lucky enough to do several book tours throughout the nation (and even Canada!), and I am in awe of how each bookstore is unique, a reflection of their community, but also they share one important trait--a deep, unabiding love for books and readers.

So I want to spend this month celebrating that. And I want to reward the readers who patronize local independent bookstores, because they are absolutely bloody awesome. The community of people who read and spread the love of books is the best in the world!

So: I want you to tell me what your favorite independent bookstore is! There are so many, but please--tell me your favorite. My publisher and I will then pull out the top twenty five stores and send them a special thank you gift for being so awesome--a gift that means you will have the opportunity to get some special goodies too! We're going to keep the gift for the bookstores a secret...for now! Who doesn't love a good surprise?

But we need your help! In order to this, we need to know which bookstores you love, so we can know which ones to send the gifts to! In the space below, I've got an entry form that simply asks for the name and location of your favorite bookstore. Please fill it out--and please also let your friends and fellow bookstore lovers know!

To thank you for helping us out and loving bookstores, I'm offering you a prize, too! If you're a newsletter subscriber, you know what this prize is--an epic ARC box full of goodies featuring  A World Without You! You'll get:
  • A signed ARC of my latest book, A World Without You--it's super rare and they're going fast!
  • A signed art card featuring a quote from the book
  • A beautiful pocket journal featuring the quote, "To Thine Own Self Be True," something highly relevant to the book, designed by Icey Designs
  • Two Cadbury Creme eggs to represent a scene in the book where the characters learn how to poach eggs (it's more romantic than it sounds!)
  • A Doctor Who magnet--this book has time travel, after all!
  • A time-turner necklace like the one Hermione uses in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • An ocean-scented candle, since the book takes place on an island of the coast of Massachusetts
If you want a closer look at what's inside the book, you can also check out this video I made!



I have six of these boxes already made up and ready to go, and this is the first one that will be sent out! Sadly, because this is linked to something I'm doing with US bookstores, this contest is limited to entrants who have a US mailing address--but don't worry, the next contest will be international.

REMEMBER: If you want to pre-order the book with the special signing stamp and the free goodies and art, you can do so here!

TO ENTER: Fill out the Google Docs form below. And if you can, please help me spread the word--and the love of indie bookstores!--by tweeting as well! 


Tweet: I support indie bookstores! Tell @bethrevis your fave indie bookstore at http://ctt.ec/cq6lO+ & you can win a fantastic prize!



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