Book giveaway

Dear early reader,

The other day when I got to the bookstore, this box was waiting for me …

Now sometimes we get shipments at Fireside Books with an individual employee’s name on the box, whoever happened to do the ordering, but it’s kind of rare. Not knowing what to expect, I opened the box. This is what I found inside …

ARCs, also know as advance reader copies, of my novel THE SNOW CHILD! These are early printings done in paperback, although the book will officially be released in hardcover Feb. 1. ARCs are sent to bookstore staff, bloggers, reviewers, librarians, reporters, and the author …

I gave a few to my bookstore coworkers, but now I find myself with this box of books. Needless to say, I’ve already read it a few times. So I thought I would offer a few of them up to some of my favorite people — my blog readers. Here’s the plan: anyone who would like an ARC of THE SNOW CHILD can write “I want an ARC!” (the explanation point is nice, because then I know you really mean it) in the comments section of this blog post between now and July 1. On July 1, I will do a drawing  on random.org and mail or personally hand the ARCs to the winners.

I can’t rule out friends, neighbors, coworkers, relatives, or people from the publishing industry because, well, then I’m afraid I might not have anyone enter the drawing. So this is open to anyone, but only one entry per person. Depending on how many people are interested, I might draw for a few.

Cheers!

Eowyn

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41 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jim Novak
    Jun 22, 2011 @ 08:25:02

    “I want an ARC!” Please?

  2. Marissa Donnellan
    Jun 22, 2011 @ 08:26:54

    I want an ARC!!!!!
    ( I am really enjoying your blog, too, Eowyn!)

  3. Tracy K.
    Jun 22, 2011 @ 08:31:27

    Hi Eowyn, this is Tracy K. May I please have a copy? :)

  4. Nancy Blake
    Jun 22, 2011 @ 08:37:23

    I want an ARC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Pretty please?!?

  5. Jaime Rodriguez
    Jun 22, 2011 @ 08:56:31

    I want an ARC! Please please please, I really really want one! Grin.

  6. Sue Mathis
    Jun 22, 2011 @ 09:09:11

    I want an ARC!!!!!! Pretty, pretty please!!!

  7. Valya Dudycz Lupescu
    Jun 22, 2011 @ 09:10:49

    May I have an ARC please? Many thanks.

  8. Martha
    Jun 22, 2011 @ 09:14:30

    I would love an ARC!! Please. :D
    I promise I’ll review it on goodreads! ;)

  9. Linda
    Jun 22, 2011 @ 09:16:57

    Me, me, me!!! I want an ARC!!!!!

  10. Kristy
    Jun 22, 2011 @ 09:28:16

    I want an ARC! Please?

  11. Kim Gorum
    Jun 22, 2011 @ 09:50:23

    Hi Eowyn,
    Luis Alberto Urrea turned me on to your site — like it a lot! If you’ve got any ARCs left, I’d love to read The Snow Child. Thanks!

  12. Jeanne (Grutzmacher) Morigeau
    Jun 22, 2011 @ 10:01:50

    If possible, yes please!

  13. nana
    Jun 22, 2011 @ 10:05:11

    “IIIIIIIIIII want an ARC!” ..!!!!!!!!!!

    ..and not just an Arc, but THE SNOW CHILD Arc! Ok, I want it so bad I will give away my first unborn child for a copy of this book! Claire Legrand has been talking about it non-stop, and I am the 15th person to have it book marked as TBR on goodreads. (And if this is not enough) pleeease, this is the book I have been waiting to read ALL MY LIFE and I want to read it as soon as possible *puppy eyes*
    No pressure tho. :)

    Thanks for the contest.
    much love xx

    PS. The cover is just stunning!

  14. Shirley
    Jun 22, 2011 @ 10:05:23

    I WANT ARC!!!!!!

  15. nana
    Jun 22, 2011 @ 10:10:40

    PSS. Although I’d love to be friends, I am definitely NOT your neighbor, coworker, relative, or people from the publishing industry. Just an excited reader who really really wants a copy..
    … “I WANT AN ARC!!!”

    *kthxby*

  16. Morgan Hale
    Jun 22, 2011 @ 11:19:44

    I want an ARC! (You know I do, because I’m secretly posting this from work). So incredibly excited for you!

  17. tkcrossley
    Jun 22, 2011 @ 11:26:32

    Oh yes, I want an ARC!

  18. Cathy Safiran
    Jun 22, 2011 @ 11:48:49

    @Urrealism said this is a sensational book and that I will LOVE it. Being able to read soooon would be awesome!

  19. krisfarmen
    Jun 22, 2011 @ 13:07:10

    I want I want I want I want an ARC!!! I’ve been waiting to read your book. Gimme gimme.

  20. Annie Aube
    Jun 22, 2011 @ 13:33:55

    I want and ARC, hope I’m not to late!! If you have any left I could get one from you this Saturday!

  21. Annie Aube
    Jun 22, 2011 @ 13:35:47

    I missed the last part about July 1st, I guess I’ll have to wait till then! I promise to still buy the book in hard cover!!

  22. Susie Hayes
    Jun 22, 2011 @ 16:11:42

    I want ARC!!!!

  23. Betty Rachel
    Jun 22, 2011 @ 20:21:05

    I WANT an ARC!

  24. Stephanie
    Jun 22, 2011 @ 21:00:20

    ummm. wow! Can I enter multiple times? : ) Congratulations Eowyn.

  25. Alma Ace
    Jun 23, 2011 @ 03:34:15

    I want an ARC! Can hardly wait till Feb. but if not lucky I will :).
    Alma Ace
    2233 Elizabeth Dr.
    Brandon Fl. 33510

  26. Linda Ketchum
    Jun 23, 2011 @ 03:44:20

    How exciting…can’t be many surprises that top this one!

  27. Casey Ressler
    Jun 23, 2011 @ 05:46:58

    I want an ARC! I think I should get some serious consideration in light of the fact I read you every day for seven years at the Frontiersman! (You know I don’t do exclamation points, but the two in the above two sentences represent my enthusiasm)

  28. Debbi Affinito
    Jun 23, 2011 @ 08:11:59

    I really, really want an ARC!!!!!! Pretty please??!!

  29. Eowyn Ivey
    Jun 23, 2011 @ 08:36:55

    This is fantastic! Thanks so much, everyone, for the enthusiasm. I’ll keep taking names until July 1, and then announce the winners on the blog.

  30. may
    Jun 23, 2011 @ 17:07:01

    I want an ARC! Fingers crossed!

  31. Nancy Driscoll Stroup
    Jun 23, 2011 @ 18:52:57

    I would love to read an advance copy of your novel!

  32. Lola Walter
    Jun 24, 2011 @ 04:55:29

    Lola Walter

    I want an ARC! And I won’t even flaunt my autographed copy when we do “The Snow Child” at book club. I’ll be subtle. I promise.

  33. Nancy Bertels
    Jun 24, 2011 @ 11:32:07

    “I want an ARC too!” Please? I can’t wait to share it with our communities!

  34. Mary Lu Marr
    Jun 27, 2011 @ 07:02:08

    I want an ARC! Thanks! (such fun)

  35. mike brady
    Jun 27, 2011 @ 07:48:24

    i want an arc

  36. Christy Thomas
    Jun 27, 2011 @ 12:26:35

    oooo oooo I want an ARC!

  37. stephen
    Jun 27, 2011 @ 16:08:55

    !I want an ARC!

  38. Tracy Ressler
    Jun 29, 2011 @ 04:14:20

    I would LOVE an ARC of your book!! So excited for you in your new career – way to go, Eowyn :)

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  40. mrs r
    Jun 30, 2011 @ 17:32:25

    Me too, me too! I’d love an ARC – it can save the shelf space for the signed hardcover I plan to get!

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