Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Book Deal Celebration!

Ohmygah you guys!

Words cannot express how awesome your outpouring of love and congratulations was is. I am seriously going to print out all of this and post it near my desk so whenever I feel blue, I can look at it and feel awesome.

(Speaking of blue, did you notice the cool blue mitts Jodi made me? That was so the icing on the cake yesterday when they arrived.)

All you cool people who subscribe to my newsletter already know this, but I know of no better way to celebrate news this awesome than through a giveaway! And I've been putting together prizes for this giveaway for ages...

First, off, there will be two winners: one prize pack for writers, one prize pack for readers. Because you are both my kind of people. You can click on any of the pictures to get a bigger view  (and sorry they're wonky and on the side...dunno why.)

PRIZE PACK FOR WRITERS:
-A critique of your query letter and first three chapters
-A copy of Elana Johnson's super-amazing e-book, From the Query to the Call
-A HUGE bag of chocolate-covered expresso beans from my fav coffee shop, Village Coffee (cause we all know writers need chocolate and coffee)
-A copy of the Working Writer Day Planner, full of tons of helpful info for writers
-A really pretty journal
-Flag-it Post-it Notes that you can use to highlight and mark-up your manuscript as you revise
-A Laini's Ladies (the Muse of Writing one, of course!)
-A "Rolla" style notebook--it's like a binder and notebook in one, with the ablity to add, remove, and move around pages. I thought this would be perfect for organizing editing notes, or to take to a conference
-A sekkrit surprise
-A book-shaped locket. One of the themes in my novel, Across the Universe, is that of leaving home and standing on your own two feet (hence the original title that some of you probably remember: Long Way Home). The locket is shaped like a book with a bird's nest stamped on the front, and a bird flies away from the chain. This was custom made for me by The Enchanted Locket on etsy, and you and I will be the only two people with the original design!



PRIZE PACK FOR READERS

-A $30 gift certificate for Amazon (or other online book seller of your choice). That way you can get whatever books YOU most want to read RIGHT NOW. I've got plenty of good suggestions if you want any, though!
-A "Get Happy" tea set from the Tea Revolution: includes mug, tea, strainer, and top. I can't think of anything better than curling up with a good book and sipping hot tea. Unless, of course, there's chocolate involved. Hey...
-A package of Lindt chocolate truffles, the best chocolate in the world, imo
-A booklight
-A "booksling"--a bookmark that can also hold a pen or highlight for those days you want to read and take notes
-A fancy flower bookmark for those days you just want to read :)
-A sekkrit surprise
-A journal--hey, readers can write, too!
-A star necklace from Avon. I saw this necklace and flipped--it is full of pretty stars. As you guys know, Across the Universe is a science fiction, and stars play a pretty important role in the book.


To enter, just fill out the form below. Contest ends April 3rd. 

66 comments:

Caledonia Lass said...

Woot! Even if I don't win, I wanna know the "sekkrit" surprise. ;) Thanks for an awesome give away!

Crystal said...

Beth, girl, these prizes are beyond AWESOME! How did you ever think of all this? THANKS SO MUCH for such a wonderful giveaway . . . both prize packages are FANTASTIC! :)

lotusgirl said...

These prizes are freakin' awesome. That necklace that you created is freakin' awesome. That you got such a great deal for your book is freakin' awesome. That your journey inspires me is freakin' awesome. I'm just saying.

Ann Finkelstein said...

Beth: I missed your announcement, so I'm sending my congratulations now. This is SO COOL!

And yeah, I'll enter the contest. The prizes are awesome.

Dawn Hullender said...

I never win, so I'm gonna offer my uber congratulations right now! I'm so happy for you and you've given me the inspiration needed to get me butt in gear and finish my book.

Dreams do come true, so enjoy every minute of it!

MeganRebekah said...

I'm in for the writer's package. Although the reader package was so tempting (I'm an Amazon addict), but I'd love the critique and the sekkrit prize.
(It's amazing how calling something sekkrit makes me want it even more)

Christine M said...

Beth! What an awesome contest! And I'm still happy dancing for you!

Melissa J. Cunningham said...

What a fun blog! I just found it through Mel Chesley. My book was picked up last fall and what a ride! I love meeting other new authors. Good luck with everything!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Another great contest for contest addicts like me. And those are awesome prizes.

Crimey said...

Awesome to the tenth degree! I'm keeping my fingers crossed. ;)

Christine Fonseca said...

you're just made of awesome Beth! and so darn cute in your blue mittens...

Patti said...

I'm new to your blog, but your book sounds great and congratulations on the book deal.

Davin Malasarn said...

Beth, You got so many great comments in your last post, I figured I'd congratulate you here. Congratulations!!! I'm so happy for you. I know how hard you have worked for this.

Casey McCormick said...

So this is what you were up to with those gift baskets! They turned out awesome, Beth. That book necklace is fabulous. LOVE.

Carolyn V. said...

Beth - Congrats!!! I'm a new follower. We have a lot of awesome bloggy friends in common who have mentioned how they are so excited for you! I can't wait to follow your journey! =)

Solvang Sherrie said...

What incredible prizes! I had a hard time choosing since I'm a writer AND a reader :)

I'm so thrilled for you, Beth. What a great journey you've had and what a wonderful way to celebrate!

Terra said...

Congratulations on your book contract. I have one book published, and the most exciting part (even more than the contract or receiving the advance) was holding my adorable book in my own little hands. Be sure and take a photo of you holding it when it arrives!
Wonderful gifts. I would adore to have the book and bird necklace and be your writing sista united by this unique necklace.

Susan Quinn said...

I've tweeted and FB'd and the blog will post tomorrow. Can you tell I want that critique?? Plus it was cool to brag about you. :)

Tere Kirkland said...

I'll blog about this tomorrow! Congrats again, this is great news. You must be on cloud nine!

Mary McDonald said...

Congrats! You must be so excited. :-)

GreenBeanTeenQueen said...

I know I already told you congrats, but I just wanted to say it again-I am so excited for this book!!

Elana Johnson said...

Woot! So much freaking fun! And I've said it before, but I'm saying it again. You are gorgeous! Can't wait until we can meet IRL!

Karen said...

Oh, my goodness...this is too much fun!!!

(And I want to echo Dawn's comment above...you've been a big inspiration to keep my butt in the chair, writing it out. Thank you!)

Elyssa Papa said...

Awesome gift baskets! And I just have to say from my brief e-mail exchanges with Beth...she's the real deal and incredibly nice.

I so want to read this book and SciFi isn't one of my preferred reading genres, so that says a lot about ATU.

CL said...

How wonderful--- celebrating with a fun contest. Love that blissed out photo of you! I hope I win! :)

Eric said...

This is an awesome way to celebrate your success, Beth. I actually had a hard time picking which package I liked better, but I finally decided on the writer one. Like Caledonia Lass said though, I want to know what the sekkrit surprise is too :)

donnas said...

Congrats!!

Slamdunk said...

Great prizes--I submitted as well.

Congrats again on your success.

Myrna Foster said...

Thanks for the fun contest!

Glynis said...

I have found you via MeganRebecca. I just wanted to say, congratulations. Enjoy the future, have fun!

Angela said...

It is wonderful to see someone's dreams come true. I hope you enjoy every moment between 'a writer with a dream' to 'WRITER ROCK STAR!'

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Woo-hoo! I didn't think it could get any better than your book deal, but I was wrong. This is quite possibly the coolest contest EVER! You are so generous, Beth, and I couldn't be happier for you.

Kelly H-Y said...

Oh my goodness ... I love that you have the awesome blue mitts on in the picture! Too cute!

Kirthi said...

I'm so jealous of your book deal, yet I'm so so so happy for you! Congratulations!
I love the prizes, this is the way to CELEBRATE! The Writer's Pack is to die for! (to live for) :D
Thanks so much for the celebration, and thanks so much for publishing, I can't wait to read your book!

Kirthi said...

Here are my links, just in case!

Blog Post: http://the1bookblog.blogspot.com/p/giveaways.html

Twitter: http://twitter.com/ilovepages/status/10690020483

Janet Johnson said...

Congratulations on your book deal! And how amazingly nice of you to share the love with a giveaway. :)

KM said...

How exciting about your book deal!!! Congrats! :)

Stephanie Thornton said...

How exciting! Congrats on the book deal- that's fabulous!

Sharon Mayhew said...

Congratulations on the book deal. Contests are so much fun! Thanks for having such a great one. :)

Caroline Starr Rose said...

I can't believe how much work you've put into this. Wow! Very generous and fun.

Charlotte said...

Thanks for the great contest!

I'm looking forward to your books very much-- YA sci fi! Yay!

Jennie Englund said...

Congrats on all your recent goodness. You deserve it, and are passing it on -- with the most generous contest I've ever seen!

Jemi Fraser said...

I've heard so many good things about you from so many online friends - had to pop over and say congratulations on the deal! Great contest too :)

Paul Greci said...

Beth, you definitely know how to throw a party/contest. Can't wait to see your book in print!!!

Kris said...

Best Wishes, Beth. Your book sounds so cool -- congrats on your sale!

Karen Lange said...

Congrats to you! Thanks for doing this:)
Happy weekend,
Karen

Jon Paul said...

Over from Tricia's place. Heard about the good news. Wanted to say Congrats!

That's so awesome.

Jay said...

Very cool contest. Thanks! I am so IN!

Bish Denham said...

A HUGE congratulations, Beth! YeeHa!

Yvonne said...

Here from Tricia's. Just had to add my congratulations and, of course, enter your contest!

Llehn said...

Congrats! How exciting!

B.J. Anderson said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!

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Serenissima said...

Congrats on your deal! What great bags o' swag!

Brodie said...

CONGRATU-FREAKING-LATIONS BETH!!!! So excited for your book deal, Miss Future-Bestselling-Author =D Looking forward to reading your book!

And awesome contest!!

Mandy said...

Beth--

You're news is so awesomely awesome. And you're doing a giveaway too. It's all just too much.

And I'm a dummy....I put my old blog address on the form...oopsie :)

it's really, http://www.mandy-silberstein.blogspot.com/

Again, congrats!!!

L. T. Host said...

Congrats on your deal! I'm new, but what a great contest!

Darina said...

First of all CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Second - thanks for the opportunity
And third - good luck to all!

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Oh how super fantastic cool! You have to be so excited! I imagine I would be jumping all over the place! :)

Kristi said...

I just posted your contest on our blog. Congrats again - you rock! :)

Corina B said...

So super happy for you!!! And it's so great that you include us in your celebration. Awesome giveaway :)

Congrats a hundred times over!!!

Matthew Rush said...

Congratulations Beth!

Elaine AM Smith said...

Congratulations!
Can I read the book - like now?
My wip is with an agent on an exclusive - I've decided Blogging is the only answer to not being able to do anything to my ms. I've been Blogging - a lot!

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