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!