Tuesday, October 13, 2015

The post you've been waiting for--THE NEVERSEEN PRE-ORDER GIVEAWAY!!!!!

It's here! It's here! It's finally here!!!!

THE NEVERSEEN PRE-ORDER GIVEAWAY IS HERE!!!!

Now that we're three weeks away from the launch of NEVERSEEN (*flails and hyperventilates*), it's time to make sure you guys have a chance to get some goodies! Thank you all for waiting so patiently.

(And warning: this is a long post with LOTS of important information, so make sure you read it all carefully so you don't miss your opportunity)

Some of you know how this works, but just in case you're new here, this giveaway is my way of trying to make up for the fact that it's impossible for me to tour to every city. If I could figure out a way to teleport, I'd meet each and every one of you in person. But since I can't, I like to make sure you all at least have a chance to get some of the fun things I give out at signings. So everyone who pre-orders a copy of NEVERSEEN before the cut-off date (11/2/15) AND fills out the form at the end of this post*, will get this awesome NEVERSEEN swag mailed directly to them:

In case you can't tell from the picture, you'll get:
One hand signed, limited edition "Iggy has the Blues" postcard art print
One hand signed NEVERSEEN bookplate
One Neverseen symbol sticker
One Black Swan sticker

And yes, EVERYONE who pre-orders the book and fills out the form before the cutoff date will get that!!!!!

*cue infomercial announcer voice*

But wait--there's more!

 I will also choose twenty (20) of you at random and give you this: (yes, in *addition* to the other swag!)


And again, in case you can't tell, that is:
One character art postcard (which is two-sided, by the way--but I can't show you the other side yet because some of the amazing character art has yet to be revealed)
One shiny alicorn button (the same alicorn buttons I'll be giving out at my launch party)


You don't have to do anything special to enter for the extra goodies. I'll choose the winners randomly from all the people who fill out the form for their swag. So that's the only requirement: you must fill out the form at the end of this post. Which of course means you also must pre-order a copy of NEVERSEEN

And because I like to keep things simple, I'm not requiring proof of purchase. If you say you bought it, I trust you. I'm counting on you guys to be honest. But remember, lying makes Dex come up with mean pranks to play on you--meanwhile honesty makes Fitz and Keefe invite you to play base quest with them! :) I also won't be announcing the winners of the additional goodies. If you win the extra swag, you'll find out when your prize arrives in the mail.

I'm also willing to mail the prizes anywhere--even internationally. And it doesn't matter if you pre-order an eBook or a hardcover. As long as it's NEVERSEEN, it counts. And you can buy your copy anywhere books are sold. Of course I recommend shopping local from your favorite indie and supporting a local business. But it's up to you where you want to shop. (and scroll down for one more option before you make your decision)

I also know lots of you pre-ordered yours months and months ago. (which is so incredibly awesome, btw.) And if that's the case, you can definitely still fill out this form and get your free swagBut if you haven't bought it already, you must pre-order your copy before 11:59 pm (pacific time) on 11/2/15 AND fill out the form before then. After that I'll close the form and there will be no more ways to enter.

And there's no limit on how many swag packs you can get--as long as you buy the corresponding number of books. So if you buy five books, you can get five swag packs. Just make sure you tell me how many copies you bought so that I know how many swag packs to send you.

Also: since I'm leaving for tour before this contest even ends, there *will* be a delay on when your swag gets mailed to you. But I PROMISE I'll have them all in the mail before November 30th. (most likely much sooner). Sorry for the small wait, I can't mail stuff while I'm traveling.

(And by the way--if you haven't checked to see if I'm touring in your area, see my events page HERE. I hope I'll get to meet at least some of you!)

One final thing to keep in mind--since this is the point where many of you start panicking and emailing me saying BUT WHAT IF I'M NOT ONE OF THE LUCKY 20 WINNERS??????  I REALLY REALLY REALLY WANT THE SPECIAL POSTCARD AND ALICORN BUTTON!!!!!! And in the past, I haven't had much I could tell you except, "sorry, it's all up to chance." But this year, the awesome people at Changing Hands Bookstore have helped me come up with a solution. 

So here's the deal: if you really really really want the extra postcard and the alicorn button (plus the other swag)--and can't make it to my launch party on 10/30 (or my Changing Hands event on 11/10)--there IS a way to guarantee you'll get them. If you buy your copy of NEVERSEEN through Changing Hands, they'll send you all the swag I've mentioned in this post, except the signed book plate, since your book will actually come hand signed by me. Changing Hands will ship anywhere--even internationally (there IS a shipping fee. You can call them for an estimate). And here's the important part--and it's a little confusing so make sure you read it carefully: If you decide to buy your copy of NEVERSEEN through Changing Hands in order to get the special goodies, you should NOT fill out the form below. Go to Changing Hands website HERE (or call them--they're super friendly) and order NEVERSEEN before 7pm (pacific time) on Tuesday, November 10th (yes, you also get a few extra days. They'll take orders until my event). And that's it. That's all you have to do. Changing Hands will take care of the rest and when your book arrives--voila! Awesome swag!  Another advantage to this: this is the only way to have your book personalized to you. I know I used to personalize all the bookplates, but that's gotten WAY too time consuming. So if you want a personalized, signed book--AND all the fun goodies I'm giving away--Changing Hands is the only way to go. But again, you HAVE to buy your book from them.

Um........... I *think* that covers everything--but if I missed something, feel free to ask in the comments. (note: I will only answer questions posted in the comments on my website. If you're reading this on Goodreads or any of the other places it feeds out to, make sure you go to shannonmessenger.com to ask your questions)

And .... I guess that's it. Though I do want to once again thank all of you for incredible support. It has been absolutely AMAZING watching this series grow, and it wouldn't be happening if you weren't  telling your teachers and friends, and posting your edits on instagram, and sending me your fan art, and all of the other amazing things you guys do. Keep it up--its working!

Only three weeks left until NEVERSEEN--EEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


*Please note: you must be 13 years or older to fill out this form. If you're not, please have your parent or guardian fill it out for you

**FORM HAS BEEN REMOVED. THIS GIVEAWAY HAS NOW ENDED**




35 comments:

  1. I have a question... it's been posted that the launch party is on 10/30/15, FIVE days before Neverseen release, which means realease is on 11/4/15... but the teasers you post (AWESOME, by the way) say on sale 11/3/15... so I'm super confused. Unless I calculated wrong (which would be SUPER embarrassing), you have Neverseen releasing on 2 separate days. Which one is it? Thanks, and I LOVE your books!

    --THE ULTIMATE FANGIRL

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    1. My local launch party is five days early because of my travel schedule, so you're right, the book technically has 2 release days. Those who come to my launch locally get the added advantage of buying the book 5 days early. For everyone else, the book will be on sale on the official release date--which is also when the eBooks will be available to download--which is November 3, 2015.

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    2. THANK YOU! I really appreciate it! You have relieved my confusion. YAY NEVERSEEN! I. Can't. Wait. To. READ! (ugh, it's so far, but I must have patience *le sigh*) ;)

      --THE ULTIMATE FANGIRL

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    3. Hi Shannon/Ms.Shannon/Whatever you want to be called(sorry I don't know which)
      Do you think you could consider coming all the way South to places like...... Orlando Florida pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!
      I really want to meet the awesome author that published my favorite series in person!
      (Eeeeeeeeeeeeeee Squeeeeeeeeeeeealllllllllllll)
      I really would appreciate it

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    4. True, what do you want to be called??

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  2. This is an exciting time for you. Congratulations, Shannon.

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  3. YAY! I filled out the form!

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  4. For your tour stop Thursday November 5
    3:30pm
    Hickleebee’s
    1378 Lincoln Ave
    San Jose, CA 95125
    How long will you be staying, and can I bring my own books from home for you to sign? I am planning to drive from school, and I would be at least 30 minutes late.

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    1. I'm usually at a store for at least an hour. Sometimes longer. It depends on how large of a group there is. As for bringing your own books from home, you'll have to ask Hickelbees. Every store has their own policy about that so I would recommend calling them. I DO know that it's a good idea to buy SOMETHING from the store hosting the event, as a thank you for the time, energy, and expense they put into hosting the author. So if you already own all of my books, either buy a book from a different author, or get another one of mine to use as a gift, or get a bookmark or some other item they sell. It's just good manners, yanno? :) But they may also require that you buy the books from them in order for them to be signed. The only way to know for sure is to call them.

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  5. Hey, I have a question about the form.
    This morning, I filled out the form on my phone. I also posted a comment to this post. However, later in the day, when i checked, the comment I posted wasn't there. I posted another comment, summing up what i said in the other comment that wasn't there, however later I checked again and neither of them were there. I'm worried that it didn't go through because I was on my phone, and if that's the case then my entry for the prizes didn't go through either. Should I fill out the form again with the option "No, but I need to update my info and didn't know how" and state the situation in the additional comments section? Thanks so much!!!

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    1. I'm not sure if the form has issues when filled out on a phone, so the safest bet is to do just like you said. Fill it out again, select the option about updating your info (so that if we DID get your other entries we know why we see so many) and then explain in the comment what's going on. The people helping with the mailing will be able to sort it out from there. :)

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    2. Ok, thanks so much!!!

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  6. I have several questions..
    1. Can I get the character art postcard at the Neverseen Launch Party?
    2. Can I get to the Neverseen Launch Party early?
    3. Who do you like more? Fitz or Keefe? Please please please please please please say Fitz.

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    1. 1. Yes, all of these goodies will be at the Neverseen Launch Party (except the bookplate, since I'll be hand signing the books instead)
      2. I'm sure you can, though I don't know what time the store will have chairs set up. And I'm not sure if you NEED to. Maybe if you want to miss traffic?
      3. Ha--nice try. I love all my characters equally. :)

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  7. I have two questions,

    When will Neverseen books that are pre-ordered from Changing Hands ship? Will they ship later than Neverseen books pre-ordered from other online book sellers, such as Barnes & Noble and Amazon?

    Thank you!

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    1. Yes, the books from Changing Hands will not ship until 11/10 (as opposed to 11/3, which is the official release date and when the other vendors will ship), because they will be waiting for me to come to their store to sign the books (and bring all the swaggish goodies they'll be including with them). So that's the trade-off. A little bit of a longer wait, but you get a signed, personalized book and a bit more swag. It's up to you which you want more.

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  8. Hey Shannon!

    I was wondering, if I ordered through Changing Hands, when will the book arrive since it is being shipped 11/10? Will the extra swagg come with the book the same day as the book or be shipped all at once with everyone else that pre-ordered a different way? Also, on the Changing Hands website, it does not saying anything about the extra swagg or who to make out the signed book to. Do I just put who to make it out to under the order comments?

    Really sorry for all the questions!!!

    Thank you so much!! :)

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    1. I'm not 100% sure when the book will arrive (since it obviously depends on how far away you live from Tempe, AZ. But it should go in the mail the week of 11/10. It'll all be shipped at once, because they'll be waiting for me to sign the books and bring the swag. The swag will come automatically with any copies of NEVERSEEN pre-ordered before my event on 11/10. And yes, just put who you want the book personalized to in the comments field (and if it will make you feel better, you can remind them about the swag, too. But don't worry--Changing Hands is very thorough. They'll make sure everyone gets their goodies)

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    2. Thanks again! :)

      Sorry for all the questions!!

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  9. I have a question: I'm french and I want to participate but Nervesen is not avaible in french. What can I do ?
    thank's
    a french fan

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    1. Hm, that does get tricky, since there's the delay issue for my french readers (it always takes a while for the book to be translated).

      So how about this: since this contest is going on so close to the release of the french edition of EVERBLAZE on 11/5, if you pre-order your copy of French EVERBLAZE between now and the day this giveaway ends, (or if pre-ordering isn't something you can do in France, if you PROMISE you'll buy a copy of the French EVERBLAZE the first week it goes on sale) you can fill out the form to get the swag pack. Just leave a note in the "additional comments" field on the form explaining your situation. :)

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  10. Why did you add Marella on the character art postcard?

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    1. Because it's a whole new postcard with all twelve pieces of character art on it now (6 on the front and 6 on the back). I just couldn't show you the back because three of the new character pieces haven't been revealed yet. I've been revealing one a week on my Instagram

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    2. Will you sign any other books I bring?

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    3. I'm assuming you mean at the signing, and the answer is yes--though it does also depend on the store. Some stores have limits on how many books you can bring from home and have signed, and I obviously have to respect their rules. So you might want to call them and find out how many books you can bring.

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  11. YAY! JUST PRE-ORDERED NEVERSEEN ON AMAZON!!! *Fist pump*


    *Sits in corner waiting for Team Foster-Keefe to happen*

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    1. Yay for pre-ordering!! As for Canada, sadly, my tour locations aren't something I have much control over--and international travel is a lot rarer for publishers to do--so all I can really say is, "hopefully someday!"

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  12. Do you know if you will be coming anywhere near Detroit, Michigan soon??? My friends and I love your books and would love to meet you in person. I really wish we could teleport !!! GO TEAM SOPHIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. The only events I'm aware of are the ones on my events page, which are sadly all west coast. Maybe sometime next year? Sadly I'm not the one who decides that kind of thing. But hopefully!

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  13. Pls come to Toronto, Canada!!! Also will neverseen be in the libraries in Mississauga, Canada? If yes, when will that happen? Thank you so much and I love ur books and I would LOVE to meet you!!!

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    1. Alas, like I said in answer to another comment, my tour schedule isn't something I have control over--and international travel is more rare for publishers to do--so all I can say is "maybe?" But thank you for being such an awesome fan. Here's hoping someday we get to meet.

      As for your question about libraries, that's another thing I have no control over. Libraries carry my when the librarian decides to order a copy and put it into circulation. So you'd need to talk to your librarian and see if you can request they order a copy--and if they can, they'd know when it will be available.

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  14. I can't wait for my book order of Neverseen to come!!! YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!

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  15. Ms.Messenger, I'm a sixth grader ( 11 years old ) and I love your series more than Harry Potter and Percy Jackson. Can't wait for NEVERSEEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  16. I'M SO EXCITED FOR THE BOOK TO COME OUT! I waited for only 34 days but it felt like forever! You can ask everyone that I know, they'd all say that I'm obsessed. My friend and I were in a Skype call and the whole time I was saying, "I WANT THE BOOK!" You have inspired me to begin writing, and anyone who has read my writing says that I am going to be an author when I grow up. Thank you for doing this generous giveaway!

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Yay-I love comments! Thank you so much! (But please remember to keep your comments spoiler-free. Also, I try to keep this a happy, positive place. Friendly debate is fine, but always be kind to each other). <3