Monday, February 21, 2011

Books, Books, Booooks! And a Celebration!

Looking at my calendar, I was slightly stunned to see that the paperback version of The Hating Game launches two weeks from this Wednesday (March 9th)! Eep!

Lots of people have asked me what I'm going to do to launch the paperback. Well, the short answer is... not as much as the ebook launch. Publicity is rolling along thanks to everyone's support of the ebook, reviews are still coming in, and everything's going quite nicely! Some wonderful people will be posting interviews with me on their blog, too -- I'll keep you posted on that.

I want to use my launch week, from March 7-11, to say thank you to everyone who has tweeted, Facebooked, blogged, liked or had anything to do with The Hating Game... basically, anyone who reads this blog!

Each day during the week of my launch, I'll be giving away a minimum of two books -- possibly more! Since I am the Queen of Rubbishiosity when it comes to remembering other people's contests and such, all you need to do to enter this one is just be a follower! Let's make it easy, shall we? :)

I've read and enjoyed each of the following books, and I'm sure you will, too!

The Dating Detox, by Gemma Burgess
eSquared, by Matt Beaumont
Over You, by Lucy Diamond
Like Bees to Honey, by Caroline Smailes
Wasted, by Nicola Morgan
The Dresskeeper, by Mary Naylus
Without Alice, by DJ Kirkby
From Notting Hill with Love... Actually, by Ali McNamara
Naked in Knightsbridge, by Nicky Schmidt
50 Ways to Find Lover, by Lucy-Anne Holmes

If any authors would like to donate ebooks/ books as prizes, drop me a line or a comment! I will add a little blurb about your book and a link to your blog/ site to the bottom of a future blog post before the giveaway.

Happy Monday! Hope you drop by two weeks from today to see who has won some wonderful books.

62 comments:

  1. I know the ebook publicity went really well but you MUST be over the moon to soon see your book in print in bookstores aren't you? I know I'd be! Can't wait to order!

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  2. The book is coming out! Excellent! I need a copy for my shelf!

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  3. How FANTASTIC, TALLI!

    I am so excited for you! There is nothing like having the physical book in your hands.

    I'm looking forward to you LAUNCH!

    Michael

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  4. Launch week - excellent news!! And I love the idea of giving away books.

    Happy Monday! ;-)

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  5. Yay for launch week. I can't wait to have a copy on my shelf. :)

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  6. Such exciting times for you!

    Your list is great. Wasted is so good.

    Time flies. December came and went in a flash and now here you are -waiting. :)

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  7. Great news Talli and good idea to give away books - good for you!

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  8. Definitely looking forward to it! It looks so good! :)

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  9. Great! Finally you'll get to feel it in your hands! :o)

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  10. Two weeks away? Did it sneak up on you Talli?

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  11. Thanks, everyone!

    Yes, as much I like ebooks, I must admit I'm really looking forward to holding the book in my hands. :)

    And yes, it did sneak up on me!

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  12. You know I'm dying for a copy of The Hating Game (paperback woohoo!!) I'm so excited for your debut (#2)!

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  13. That is so cool Talli! I'm looking forward to it also. Congrats!

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  14. Ooh, that's so exciting! I can't tell you how happy I am for you :)

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  15. that's awesome. Best of luck to you, Talli on the PB release! Yay for books~ :D <3

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  16. Way to go, Talli. Congratulations on the upcoming paperback release.

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  17. Nothing is better than a tangible book.
    And a tangible book with YOUR name on the spine is THE VERY BEST BOOK! I am SO excited for you, Talli. :)

    Hugs,
    Lola

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  18. Two weeks? That's so exciting!! I'm totally drooling at that list of books! lol

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  19. Congrats, Talli! I'd be willing to donate an eBook copy of Book V of my series if you're interested.

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  20. I bet you will be thrilled when you walk into a bookstore and see The Hating Game on display. Looking forward to joining in the give away fun.

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  21. Oooh fun giveaway!

    Glad the ebook splash is generating you lots of publicity, but it must be so exciting to imagine seeing your book in print in shops soon!

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  22. Yes, March is sneaking in fast! Looking forward to having your book in my hands.

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  23. I like giveaways that are easy like this! Great news on your book!

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  24. Is The Hating Game going to be available in book form in the U.S.? I looked at the U.S. Amazon site and there is no release date set yet.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out and the Blogging From A to Z April Challenge 2011

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  25. Congrats on being so near the paperback release date! I'd be happy to donate a copy of my book 'Follow the Cowherd Boy' to the giveaway, Talli.

    Are you doing a booksigning at a local bookstore? If not then you should consider setting one up. They're so much fun and you get to sign books for your readers and publicise the event in the newspapers and on the radio.

    Jai

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  26. Excellent! You must be so excited!

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  27. L Diane and Jai, thank you! I've emailed you directly.

    Lee, thanks for asking! It will be available through Amazon, though it takes some time for the book to ‘filter’ through the distribution chains, since our main distributor is UK-based. A great international site is www.bookdepository.co.uk, which has free delivery worldwide on most UK titles. Better than Amazon, actually! : )

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  28. And thank you, everyone! I can't wait!

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  29. What a fun way to celebrate your launch week! That makes my Monday much happier. :)

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  30. Yay! I'll be back here on your giveaway days!

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  31. Talli - very exciting!

    I'm ordering a copy for my mother when it comes out + the winner for my fiesta wants a hard copy, so I'm ordering one too.

    You want a book donation? I have a copy of The Nanny Diaries I can send to a lucky winner.

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  32. If you're looking to do any promo that week of March feel free to be a guest blogger on my site! Just let me know.

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  33. Wow, that is amazing. Congrats and can't wait. :)

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  34. I have SO pre-ordered your PRINT BOOK!! FINALLY!! Print Book!! With PAGES!!! Yay!!

    LOL!

    Book launch!! Book launch!!! Yay!!!!! Red for me please and a biscuit would be nice too but not essential!! Yay!!!!!!

    HUMUNGOUS CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!

    Take care
    x

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  35. Great and wonderful giveaway not only for you but for other authors, too. And with two launches for one book, double the excitement!

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  36. i need to make sure i MAKE TIME to read it!!!

    Might be visiting family in Florida next month though so there's hoping!

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  37. Hi,

    Whoopeeeee. I've been waiting soooo long for the paperback to show - ordered months ago via Amazon. Finally I know when to listen out for the postman's toot, the van horn that is: postbox located at end of driveway.

    So looking forward to getting a real read in, though I do love my Kindle as well.

    best
    F

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  38. Only two weeks away, how exciting. I'm glad everything's going so well and loved The Hating Game.

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  39. How excited you must be, I do wish you every success with the book and will certainly look for it on Amazon.

    Yvonne.

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  40. I am so looking forward to getting hands on the printed book, Talli!!!! :)

    I love the books you've mentioned above, too! I wish I could win Without Alice!

    Woot!!! All the best to the launch! :)

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  41. I can't believe it's almost March already!!! This year is zooming along!

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  42. Hi Talli,

    Congratulations on the print copy of THE HATING GAME coming out!

    Excellent! I need a copy for my shelf!

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  43. wow, that date has come up so fast! I remember originally thinking that's ages away! Argh! The year is moving so quickly!

    Good luck on your launch! :)

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  44. "Queen of Rubbishiosity" gave me the giggles. Love it!

    And so exciting about the paperback. Two weeks!!!

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  45. Hi Talli,
    Glad I was able to stop by today! Congrats on the impending release of a good "old fashioned" paperback! :)

    If you'd like, I can donate a copy of NOTES FROM NADIR.

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  46. I am so excited for you! Can't wait to see the paperback version. YAY!

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  47. Congrats. You have a great book!

    This sounds like a funny book: I love the title - From Notting Hill with Love... Actually, by Ali McNamara

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  48. Talli, I've got a book donation too - Be Careful What You Wish For by Alexandra Potter :) Just send me name and address of winner :)

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  49. That's exciting. Hope it all turns out a huge success. Keep us posted. Thank you for commenting as well.
    Nahno ∗ McLein

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  50. I'm so excited to get my hands on your book finally!!

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  51. It is awesome for you Talli that you're going to be in print so soon! Is the cover going to be the same as your current one?

    Looking fwd to the launch!

    Denise:)

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  52. Aww congratulations Talli! This is wonderful news, I am so excited for you!. :) And those are some really fantastic giveaways you are going to be hosting, you are too kind.

    I can't wait to see The Hating Game on book shelves. I didn't buy the digital copy since I'm not a digital fan, so I am happy to hear that the paperback version will be out in the imminent future!

    ~TRA

    http://xtheredangelx.blogspot.com

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  53. Congrats on both!!
    Looking forward to the launch, hope it all goes smashingly!!

    swinging by from the blogfest, and following to make sure i don't miss anything important!
    The Survival Mama

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  54. So exciting! It will be great to see it on the shelves!

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  55. That's a lovely way to repay your supporters! Best of luck with the paperback launch.

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  56. Hi Talli - gosh less than 2 weeks now .. goody goody .. then I can get a copy and read it ..

    It'll be amazing & I'm so pleased all your early hard work paid off ..

    Don't know if you're free for a quick cup of tea late pm on the 17th in London .. I'll be up - going to the British Library .. email me if so .. and I can do an interview - up front and personal!? It'll be fun to meet one of many bloggers finally ...

    Cheers Hilary

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  57. Only two weeks? Gosh. That came around quick! I'm so thrilled for you.

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  58. Talli this is HUGELY EXCITING!!!!!!! I can't imagine how thrilling it must be and hope you're enjoying every moment of this fantastic countdown. Can't wait to see the book - and nab a copy for myself:) Happy launching!!!!

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  59. Ohmygosh this went fast once it finally started! You hear about how slow the publishing world is, but then I look at this and it feels like your eBook event just happened! Happy to give a push for you release week--but erm... you know my memory, so be sure to poke us again so it doesn't fall through the cracks...

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  60. I will throw my book into the mix - "hands on the hips" - Jhon Z Baker - decent description at amazon...

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