My box of Hild ARCs* arrived on Friday.
Many of them are already spoken for but I have a handful extra. So who wants one?
If you’re a loyal reader, I’ll be doing a random giveaway later just for you, just because. I’m saving two copies for that purpose. But the rest of the non-earmarked ARCs are for Influential Book People: reviewers, book and feature editors, producers, booksellers, librarians and professional readers with a blog and/or big following on some a book-friendly social media platform. Sorry to be blunt but these puppies are expensive to produce and I’ve promised to distribute wisely.
So if the Influential Book Person label fits you, and if for some reason you don’t plan to get hold of an ARC through the usual channels, i.e. Farrar, Straus and Giroux’s sales and marketing department, my agent (Stephanie Cabot, The Gernert Company), or my publicist (Kathy Daneman, FSG), read on.
Please fill in the nifty Google Docs form below. There are only eight questions. (All responses will come directly to me and will be completely confidential; you won’t be added to any lists.) I’ll let you know in a week or ten days if you’re going to get an ARC.
And as a reward for filling in the form, or as consolation for not being eligible at this time**, enjoy these photos.
If I’d had more time—and books—I’d have tried a whole henge. Though perhaps that’s something for the sturdy hardcover. Meanwhile, hey, a mastaba is probably doable…
* Advance reader’s copy. The text hasn’t been proofread, it lacks a map, Author’s Note, and Acknowledgements, but it’s essentially the same novel you’ll get in the final edition.
** But everybody will be eligible for the giveaway in a few weeks. And I mean everybody. I’ll pay for shipping to Russia, or China, or Australia—though it might travel slowly, and if you’re on the International Space Station we’ll have to get creative…
15 thoughts on “Do you want a Hild ARC?”
I am sad that I'm not an Influential Book Person and thus ineligible, but I'll be happy to buy it when it's on the shelves! I'm very interested in seeing how you treat this time period!
Ah, but you can enter the giveaway lottery. Don't despair!
Every time you post about Hild, I get more excited!
Do you have any plans yet for post-release readings or talks in Seattle? (Should I start bothering the library and/or my favorite bookstores to get in touch with your agent?)
Me too :)
Please, bother away. I haven't arranged anything yet. Publishers in general are rather bearish on readings, so any enthusiasm from readers will be a great help.
So wildly excited for this one! Been on pins and needles for quite awhile!
November is so far away it feels like another country…
Would you consider visiting Michigan for a reading in Grand Rapids? We have a fine indie bookstore, Schuler Books (http://schulerbooks.com/).
I've just added Schuler Books to my giant list of places to pre-order Hild post. Yep, I'll go anywhere there's sufficient demand.
N. Hopefully you will get to Tallahassee on a book tour? Maybe FSU could host a “Meet the Author” for the Writing majors. I would like to meet you, maybe have a good Tallahassee brew and just tell you in person how much I appreciate your writing and courage. WS.
I honestly have no clue where I will or won't travel for Hild this year. Before publication I'll be in New York (at the end of May/beginning of June) and in Sacramento (first week of July). The rest is still hidden.
But I've never been to Tallahassee. I imagine it would be rather pleasant in November. Feel free to prod FSU or a local book shop to ask my publisher to send me there. It would lovely to meet for a beer…
I'm not an IBP, but I'm looking forward to it… and I expect a bunch of our Westercon 66 members are, too!
Kevin, I'm hoping to read something from Hild at Westercon 66. It will be so cool to meet everyone!
I'm *sure* we can arrange at least one reading ;-)
I'm absolutely counting on a reading! It'll be the first proper reading–the one in New York will only be five minutes or so.
Ahh there is hope after all then!
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