Thursday, March 11, 2010

Advanced Reading Copies


Angie's "boo-boo" give-away a couple of weeks ago inspired me, and I decided to do a little Spring house cleaning of my own! (Regardless of the weather, it is almost Spring, right???) Here's what I found-a box of THE TROUBLE WITH WITCHES advanced reading copies!

For those of you who aren't familiar with the term "advanced reading copies", they're books, pretty much like the final product except the cover isn't quite as nice and they are "uncorrected." (In fact, it says so, right at the bottom, along with "not for sale.") When a series is first starting out, the publisher will make these up and send them out to reviewers, booksellers, libraries, to try and generate a buzz about the new release. Because of the expense entailed, after the series is established, they stop making them for the newer books. (THE TROUBLE WITH WITCHES was the last one of the series that had advanced copies.)

So...here I am with this box of books, just gathering dust. I'll make you a deal-anyone interested in receiving one of them, post a comment and your name will be entered in a drawing. Oh, and I'm giving away ten btw...signed of course! (I told you I had a whole box of them!! *g*) I'll announce the winners next Thursday.

That's all for now-see you next week!

Best,
Shirley

57 comments:

Elie said...

Hi Shirley, I am collecting these so I can read them in a series. I do not have TTWW so I would love a copy. Thanks for the giveaway.

Moonsanity said...

Now that is a fun thing to find:) I would love one because my book shelf will surely hold one more book before it collapses! Thanks for sharing them.

Linda Henderson said...

I would love to have an ARC of your book. I don't have the whole series yet, and this is one that I need. Thanks for the opportunity.

Zita said...

Me, me, me! I'd love a copy (as if you couldn't have guessed that).

Sharon said...

Well, duh! I want one too . Will your new buddy Jess have ARC books? (hint,hint,wink,wink)

Margay said...

I'd also like a copy.
Margay

SandyG265 said...

Hi Shirley,

I would love to have a signed copy. Thanks for the giveaway.

Shawntelle Madison said...

How fun! I'd love a copy!

Beleth said...

I would love to have one :D! That is, if you are willing to send it outside U.S. ^^U

CrystalGB said...

I would like a copy. :)

Roxanne Rhoads said...

I would love one.

RoxanneRhoads @ aol. com

elaing8 said...

I'd love to win a copy,please count me in

Sheere said...

I'd love to have an ARC if it is international!

Thanks =)

LSUReader said...

Aren't you a sweetie? That's so generous, to share your ARCS with us. I'd love to be entered in the drawing. Thanks so much.

donnas said...

I would love to be included. Thanks!!

Blodeuedd said...

If open worldwide then I am in :D

Cool, finding a box with those, that was some great cleaning you did there.

Diana Owen-Emerson said...

I'd love an ARC...please include me!

Diana
bookofsecrets(at)yahoo(dot)com

Brandi said...

I jut discoverd this series and love what I have read so far! Would love to receive one of these ARC's!

Sandy said...

I would love a copy!! Thank you for the chance to win! I love books, and when they are free, it is even better!!

Kat said...

I haven't started reading your books yet but i was interested in them. I'd love to have a signed copy. I collect them but still read them LOL

Andrea said...

Spring cleaning is always good! Please enter my name! My book case would enjoy it!

robinky42 said...

I would like one. I enjoy finding new to me authors.

Just Another SAHM said...

How wonderful is this timing ?? I *just* finished #1 & #2 of this series! I would love an ARC (oooh, signed no less!) to continue my reading.

Thanks for the chance!

ibrakeforbooks(at)gmail.com

Nece said...

Wow, love the series and would love a chance to participate in the giveaway! Thank you!!

Janece

kariteimo(at)gmail(dot)com

GaryPaulson said...

Would love a copy to read & review

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Refhater said...

I'd love a copy. I never find anything good like that when I spring clean. Hope you're having a good day. Thanks for the oppertunity.

-Joelle "refhater"

Raonaid Luckwell said...

I would dearly lover a copy. I have some extra room on my shelf the hubs had to erect for more books (the others was filled up to compacity.

donna said...

Count me in too!

Jane said...

I would love to win a copy. Thanks for the giveaway, Shirley.

unseelieme said...

I'd love to have a copy. My sister & I were in B&N this weekend & she picked up your most recent book. She said she loves them. They didn't have any others in the series, but I added you to my 'must read' list because she likes them so much.

macbeaner said...

I'd love to win a copy! Thank you! :)

Mariee said...

Count me in! I'd love to get a copy.

mariska said...

I want That ! I want IT !
I haven't had any ARC before. Would to have one !

Razlover's Book Blog said...

Hi Shirley,

I would love to win an ARC because I haven't had a chance to read your series yet but have added them to my TRB pile!

Thanks for a chance to win a copy!

Michelle said...

I'd love a copy and it would make for great stories with the family! Thanks!!

Rosie said...

Hi there, this would be another great addition to my collection of your books! Thanks for finding the box of books and offering them up to us!! :-)

van_pham said...

i would love one :)

van p.
Littopandaxpress(at)yahoo(dot)com

Amy J - Book Addict said...

I would love to be entered for a chance to win a signed copy! Thank you for being so generous to offer a giveaway/contest with them!
Amy J
djsfoxylady@gmail.com

WonderBunny said...

I would love one of the signed ARC copies.

Giada said...

Hi Shirley!^O^ Thank you for the great giveaway!

Giada

fabgiada @ gmail.com

Jen said...

I'd love to be entered. :)

echs2007@gmail.com

Bookie said...

I would love a copy.

dawnpnr(at)dot(com)

It's awesome that you're doing this! Thanks!

Bethie said...

Thank you so much for the great giveaway. Please enter me.

lizzi0915 at aol dot com

Spav said...

I would love to win a copy.

Sarah said...

I'd love to win a signed copy of one of your books so thanks for hosting the giveaway :o)

Jessi said...

Hey Shirley,
I would be honored to help you do a little spring cleaning. :D Sign me up for the drawing and thanks for thinking this up. It's pretty sweet.

Amanda said...

How exciting! I just started reading this delightful series. I hope I'm not too late for the drawing. I would love a chance to win a signed copy.

tetewa said...

I'd like a copy, count me in! tWarner419@aol.com

Anne J said...

i'd love to win a copy.

ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

Diana Dang said...

Would love a copy!

faked_sugartone at hotmail

Sherry @ Flipping Pages for All Ages said...

Wow thats so nice of you! I would love to snag one of these! Thanks so much! :)

Stella (Ex Libris) said...

Great giveaway, thank you! I would love to read this series, please enter me in the contest, thank you!

stella.exlibris (at) gmail DOT com

Marianna said...

I would love a copy~

layla418 said...

I would love to win, I love this series!

Skk25@aol.com

buddyt said...

It would be great to have a signed copy of the book !

If the giveaway is open worldwide, then please enter me.

Thanks

Carol T

buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

Monica said...

I would love to be entered!

mojo09226(AT)yahoo.com

Another Daydreamer said...

Me too! I would love a copy! :D

~ Amanda

makepeace.arts[at]gmail[dot]com