Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Celebrate! The Virtual Party for A MILLION SUNS!

Today is the day! Today is the day that A MILLION SUNS is released!!! This is the culmination of four rewrites, over 200,000 words, a lot of sweat, blood, and tears...

And it was all so, so, so worth it.

So, are you guys ready for a party? I am! Today, there's going to be a party going on across the blogosphere, culminating in a giant Twitter party that will happen at the exact same time as my live launch party in Forest City, NC! And after that...I will collapse. But before that, I PARTY!!!!


Check back throughout the day--each hour, from 9am to 4pm--I will post a link the next blog-hop post. At every single blog hop post, there will be a chance for you to win a prize, just for stopping by. And this is not some wimpy prize. Here's what you can win at every single blog stop:

-a signed paperback of ACROSS THE UNIVERSE
-swag, including a poster, a pin-button, and a bracelet
-a koi art print
-a collection of AtU bookmarks
-a piece of NASA swag, thanks to Ex Libris Kate
(each person gets on piece of NASA swag, which ranges from bookmarks celebrating shuttle launches to stickers and more!)


At the bottom of every post of the bloghop, there is a Godspeed logo, followed by one or two letters. Collect those letters. They spell a phrase. Once you know what that phrase is, you can enter the contest with the form below.

What will you win? One winner who correctly pieces together the phrase will win:
 -Signed copy of A MILLION SUNS
-A secret gift from Jennie, who makes AtU Jewelry (it's the purple package in the right corner)
-A limited edition and rare metal AtU water bottle (look in the middle of the pic!)
-A collection of AtU swag, including: poster, pin, bracelet, koi print, bookmarks
-A HUGE collection of NASA swag from Ex Libris Kate


At 7pm, I'll be at Fireside Books & Gifts for my launch party--with Stephanie Perkins and Carrie Ryan! If you pre-ordered your book from Fireside, then you'll get your book signed then...along with some awesome swag and a chance to win a water bottle.

But just in case you can't make it to the party in NC, you can still join the fun through the magic of Twitter! My husband will be tweeting as @AMillionSuns, and he'll be recapping everything that happens at the live party in the Tweet Chat room. It's SO SIMPLE to participate: just log on here or use the hashtag #amslaunch

(I'll be popping on throughout the day in the chat room, so I hope you'll join me there!)

Psst....I'm giving away a bunch of prizes on Twitter during the chat from 7-8pm! So be sure to log on then and join in the fun!

Prizes will include, but are not limited to...

-Signed copies of both books!
-AtU Water Bottles!


I know I am! So--check back here in an hour for your first link to the first blog stop. I'll be lurking on Twitter, and popping up like a space-bound Santa at various times throughout the day.



Jenn said...

I can't wait for the fun to begin, now I have to think of what to do for an hour while I wait.


Unknown said...

Yay! It Starts an hour earlier for me! (still an hour tho... What WILL I do?)
Congratulations!! We're all soooooo happy for ya!

Christi said...

Congrats on release day! I preordered my copy from Fireside books weeks ago, so hopefully I'll have it soon! Hoping to participate in the virtual book launch fun today.

Evie said...

This is going to be a fun day!

The Flashlight Reader said...

Awesome giveaway. I love the scavenger hunt aspect. Makes me wish I wasn't working today. =( But at least I work from home and can play on my lunch break! whoop!

Susan Kaye Quinn said...

Holy cats! Those are some awesome prizes!! I'm so excited for your launch day, Beth, and even more so to dive into A Million Suns!

John McMahon said...

Started digging into my Kindle version of AMS this morning, I'm really enjoying it... Congratulations!

Kayeleen Hamblin said...

Happy book birthday!

Kat said...

Your party is fun :D All the blog hops where we can find out more about the books and you and the clues are clever.


Jennifer Hoffine said...

Happy Release Day! Enjoy!

Becky B. @ Bibliognome said...

Awesome, Happy book birthday to you :)

Diane Bohannan said...

I'm having so much fun at your virtual launch party!! I can't wait to read A Million Suns! Loved, loved Across the Universe!!! Happy book day!!

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ArtemisG said...

Congratulations on your book release and thank you for the giveaways!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your book release!! The virtual party was soo much fun!!
Thank you for the giveaways and creating this virtual party!

Anstice Brown said...

Wow, happy book birthday! Thanks for organising such a fantastic party, this is so much fun and the prizes look amazing!

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Vee_Bookish said...

I would like this so much more if it wasn;t so difficult!

Happy Book Birthday!

-k said...

Thank you for doing this! I can't wait to read A Million Suns (and finish Across the Universe).

Good luck to everyone who enters!