Friday, March 9, 2012

Shiny, epic things--you know you want them!

You guys! You guys!

LOOK WHAT CAME YESTERDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(a whole week earlier than I expected them!)


Shiny bookmarks for KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES!

Aren't they pretty????????

And really, the picture doesn't do them justice. (The flash + gloss = something Shannon didn't have time--or brain capacity--to figure out how to fix.) But these proofs give you a better idea of what they really look like:

  
(all credit for the prettiness goes to Keary, my incredibly talented designer)

So, in case you're wondering, there are two different bookmarks. They all have the same "front" (the design in the middle). But half of them have Sophie on the back, and half have Dex. That way my readers can pick which character they want.

OR, on very special occasions, I *might* be willing to give people one of each. LIKE TODAY!

Yes--that's right. Not only will the winners be the FIRST people to get their hands on my exclusive, limited edition, rare, collector's item bookmarks (that's what *I'm* calling them, at least)--but they will also be some of the only ones to have the complete pair! (I'm also happy to sign them if you want...)

So, if you want to be one of the cool people--and you KNOW you do--just leave a comment on this post by 11:59 pm PST on Saturday, March 10th (psst--that's tomorrow. It's a quick contest this time!) I'll draw TEN lucky winners and post their name on Sunday, March 11th. International entries welcome.

(FYI: If this contest turns out to be popular I CAN be swayed into adding extra winners... #justsayin')

And in OTHER epic news...

according to my google alert last night... um...

KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


O.O


Which means ...

- Holy Crap--it's getting REAL!!!!

- I *may* have had to stop myself from buying a copy, just because I could!

- We've now entered that lovely, awkward time where I have to try and figure out how to talk about things like KEEPER becoming available for pre-order without sounding like a Used Car Salesman
(Pre-Order now and it can be YOURS for the BARGAIN price of... nope... I can't do it...)

So I'm just going to quietly post a list of the current places KEEPER's available:


And remind you that every time a copy of KEEPER gets pre-ordered a butterfly tickles a puppy and makes them sneeze RAINBOWS and SUNSHINE and SPARKLY PUPPY SNOT

(okay, I can't guarantee the rainbows and sunshine thing--but I could *probably* make the sparkly puppy snot thing happen if that were appealing to you...)

And... I have no idea how to end a post with this much epicness so I'm just going to say...

Happy Friday!

66 comments:

  1. Congrats on getting your bookmarks. It's an exciting milestone to publication. So excited for you.

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  2. Congratulations! You must be so excited and tingling all over! The bookmarks look awesome:)

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  3. YAY!!!! *does a happy dance for you* Seriously, I am in love with your cover! Don't be surprised if you see some random post on Mundie Kids about me professing my love of this cover. LOL

    The book marks look awesome! That is so exciting Keeper is finally available for pre-order. CONGRATS!!!

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  4. Awesome! I love them Shannon! They are quite pretty and I would, of course, LOVE to have them! Congrats on all the epicness. PRE-ORDER! It is getting real.
    And on another note, I have my own puppy snot, and while its not sparkly, you can keep that. ;)

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  5. Pre-order!!! So exciting!!

    The bookmarks are gorg. Just love them! Thanks for offering them up, Shannon. Spreading the word for you.

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  6. Congratulations! And the bookmarks look so lovely!

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  7. CONGRATS AND YAY!!! Those are so pretty!!

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  8. The bookmarks look lovely! And you're giving away both, with a signature - it's too much fun!
    It has been such a treat to read all the steps along the way to your amazing debut. We (me and my eleven year old son, who has been eager to get his hands on the book since I showed him the description) can't wait to hold the book in our hands!!

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  9. Love the artwork! Please add me to the contest and of course we all hope you'll sign them!

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  10. The bookmarks are gorgeous. And news of the pre-order is too exciting for words.

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  11. Prettyful! Now, to find a puppy for that sparkly snot.

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  12. Bookmarks of your fab book!?!? Yes Please! :-)

    take care
    x

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  13. Wow! Cool looking bookmarks! I want one of each!! :) I agree with you, you do have an incredibly talented designer.

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  14. Aah, so shiny and pretty!! Love them!

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  15. Yes I want one! I wnat to lord it over my students and create interest for them so that when the book gets here in the fall they are all excited to read it!

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  16. For a second I thought you said "kicks a puppy." But then I was like, no way, so I re-read it, and felt better.

    I want one! Actually I want both!

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  17. "every time a copy of KEEPER gets pre-ordered a butterfly tickles a puppy and makes them sneeze RAINBOWS and SUNSHINE and SPARKLY PUPPY SNOT" Aaaannnddd . . . it's things like this that make me love you! Too dang funny! I'll pass on the sparkly puppy snot, but shiny bookmarks are COOL!! :-)

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  18. Bookmarks! Yay! Now, under which pretense should I ignore my budget and pre-order KEEPER? Hmm ...

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  19. Zomg!! They're so pretty! I can't even imagine how excited u r. :)

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  20. WOW!!!! So pretty. I would love to be entered they would be the pride of my collection :) Thanks for the chance.

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  21. LOVE 'em! That cover design just keeps giving and giving!

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  22. oh my goodness! those are sooooo beautiful. my son would love to win that (an by my son, i mean we'd wrestle over who gets it... he'd probably win). also- he'd probably interested in seeing the sparkly puppy snot. who am i kidding? we see that around this house all the time!

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  23. Congrats!!!!! I think I would have bought it myself :) Can't wait!

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  24. Some of the finer bookmark swag I have ever seen, please include me in your contest.

    And promoting a pre-order is all about exclusivity, allowing the elite early adopters who have the foresight to take advantage of the opportunity in the early days the epicness that will be your long and prosperous publishing career to earn the right to say with pride and authority that they were there, in the beginning, at the pre-order ...

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  25. Congrats!!! That's so exciting! And your bookmarks are SO pretty!!! EEEEEEKKKKK!!!

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  26. I like the rainbows and sparkles, but puppy snot? Um, no, I have enough kiddie snot for now. But thank you anyways. Congrats on the book marks and the pre order things. :)

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    1. Aw thank you... um... whoever you are. If you see this--come back and comment again with your name. Otherwise if you win, how will I get you your prize?

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  27. OMG! Love!! THEY ARE GORGEOUS! :D Congrats sweetie. <3 And omg. I want want want want. <3 Thank you so so much for giving some away :D *Fingers crossed* :)
    Love, Carina

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  28. Cool bookmarks - you must be so proud.

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  29. Shiny and pretty bookmarks!! Love them. :) Congrats, it's so cool to place your book in a shopping cart now! XD

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  30. Is it possible to pre-order a digital copy? Because if it is I'm totally gonna...pre-order...and stuff. Puppy snot or no.

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    1. Actually, yes you can. I don't think B&N has it set up for Nook yet, but you can preorder on iTunes or for Kindle on amazon. :)

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  31. Ah! Congrats on the pre-order! Those bookmarks are absolutely gorgeous as well. (Though it doesn't take much for me to get obsessed with a bookmark.) I so need them! (Ya know, I really don't have enough bookmarks. Only 400 or so. =D)
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  32. LOL. I wants them booksmarks!!! And you are definitely on my pre-order list!!

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  33. I want, I want I want!!!! I'm going to preorder it on BookDepository as well, but do you think I'll have the chance to see your book at the Bologna Children Book fair? I'll be there and would love to touch it!

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    1. I know my foreign rights agent will be there--and I know Keeper is in her catalog. But I have no idea if she has one of the ARCs. You'll have to let me know if you see it!

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  34. They are soooo beautiful! *grabby hands* Thanks and congrats!!! :D

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  35. Oh. My. Gosh. BEAUTIFUL!! I want one! How exciting! Congrats again!

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  36. Me Me, pick ME!!! (And if you give me extras, I'll take them to my local middle, Tennessee libraries!!!)

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  37. Eeeeeeeeee! That is SO exciting. Also, the bookmarks are freaking gorgeous. Love.

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  38. I LOVE bookmarks. I would add these lovelies to my collection.

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  39. That is such a neat idea to make two different versions. They both look fantastic! Happy Friday. :]

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  40. Those are great! And I'm still pretty excited that your book birthday is on my birthday! :{D Fancy!

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  41. I love bookmarks, but I want to win these for my kids! They are fantastic!!

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  42. The bookmarks are gorgeous! And I'll be honest, I can't wait to have your cover on my bookshelf. It's just so pretty! lol

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  43. They are SO gorgeous! And YAY for it being up for preorder :) I'll need to order my copy one of these days soon :)

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  44. LOVE THEM!!!! I need this....now.

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  45. I LOVE THEM!! And I'll preorder soon!
    And if I do win, please sign them! :)
    THANKS!!
    Silver

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  46. Such beautiful bookmarks! You should get your cover made into a poster and put some bookmarks around it and frame it. :) Of course, giving them away is good too. :D

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  47. Look at all the awesome splashed ALL OVER THE PLACE! congrats, Shannon!

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  48. Awesome!
    The bookmarks are so pretty!!

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  49. I want! Those bookmarks are so pretty, Shannon!

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  50. Ooh, I do want! Please consider more winners, Shannon! Or more contests!

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  51. They're so pretty! Congratulations. :)

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  52. Gorgeous bookmarks! Congratulations on the whole awesomeness of it all. :)

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  53. Shiny and epic. You're right. I totally want. Congrats and thanks and good luck. :)

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  54. Oh man...you are too funny. I would totally have to stop myself from ordering my own book too! CONGRATS on the pre-order! AND---awesomely cool coolio book marks!!

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  55. Oh darn! I missed out on a most awesome giveaway. : ( Those bookmarkers look GREAT! CONGRATS!! Have a great week. : )

    Susanne
    PUTTING WORDS DOWN ON PAPER

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