Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Happy Release Day, RUMP!

It's finally here! After two long years of waiting, RUMP's release day has arrived!

I wish I could tell you what this book means to me. Of course, I'd heard of agent signings and book deals, but Liesl's were the first that felt personal. They were the first that felt like they were happening to ME. When you're someone's critique partner, you really do throw yourself into the fight with them. The blows that hit them hit you, too, and the successes feel like yours.

So I'll be ordering my copy in three...two...one...

And now that I have mine, I want to buy yours, too! (One of yours, that is...) But the giveaway doesn't start today; it starts with tomorrow's round of "An Agent's Inbox"! For every substantive comment you leave on one of the entries between tomorrow and Sunday night, I'll give you an entry in my RUMP giveaway. Then when I announce Ms. Sarver's winners, I'll also choose one random commenter to win a copy of RUMP!

Keep in mind that your comments have to be substantive (in other words, you can't just say, "I love this!" or "This stinks"), but if you comment on, say, three entries, you'll be entered to win three times. If you comment on TEN entries, you'll be entered to win TEN times, and so on. Anyone may comment, so anyone may win. (But if you don't live in the US, it may take a little time for me to get your copy to you, since I will have to teach myself how to send things internationally. BUT I'm always up for learning new things, so comment away!)

Of course, if you don't want to wait a week or two to get your RUMP, no worries! Just hurry over to wherever you like to buy books and pick yours up today!

16 comments:

jdspero said...

Oooooh! I've written a short story based on the same fairy tale - (adult fiction). This is a must read for me! :)

Amy Jarecki said...

Congratulations on your release!

Jess said...

I've been waiting for this one to come out too! I've loved it since I heard the premise (can't remember where--maybe in a contest once upon a time). The cover is awesome!

Tara Dairman said...

"When you're someone's critique partner, you really do throw yourself into the fight with them."

You really, really do! I'm super excited to read this one, and now you've got me thinking about how exciting it will be to see some of my CPs' books come out in a year or two. Fun! And congratulations, Liesl!

Deb Marshall said...

Hey! I love this idea for a giveaway and yep I went ahead and got my own copy. It's the ebook so I can read right away, but I imagine this will be one I want to eventually get in hardcover so I can have it on my bookshelves.

That's my long winded way of saying no need to enter me in the giveaway. Good luck to everyone who does enter!

Liesl Shurtliff said...

:) *wipes a tear*

Elaine said...

Congratulations to Liesl! I preordered this, so I better have my copy soon. It sounds fabulous!

Natalie Aguirre said...

So awesome you're Liesl's critique partner. I was lucky to get an e-ARC because I'm interviewing Liesl next month with a book giveaway. So don't enter me in the contest. Let someone else win.

Stephsco said...

Same boat here. This book and Arclight coming out this month, I saw that progression from unpublished, to agented, to book published via the blogs. It's really fun to see that process work itself out!

Erin L. Schneider said...

You couldn't be more true - it's one thing to read about the journey of getting published, but to live it through a CP, is like nothing else!

Congrats to Liesl!

And Krista, if you're interested in shipping international - check out TheBookDepository.com They ship for free almost anywhere in the world - and I checked, they do have RUMP:

http://www.bookdepository.com/Rump-True-Story-Rumpelstiltskin-Liesl-Shurtliff/9780307977939

Rebecca said...

Cool. I love retellings!

Krista Van Dolzer said...

Thanks, all, for your enthusiasm and support! I'm so happy for Liesl and so proud of all the work she's done.

And Erin, thanks for the heads-up. I've used the Book Depository before, but for some reason, it slipped my mind. I'm happy to remember! :)

Andrea Mack said...

So glad this one is finally out! I've been waiting to read it.

Krista Van Dolzer said...

The wait is over, Andrea!

Sarah Ahiers said...

Yay!!!! Exciting! And i'm going to comment like crazy!

And international sending is not as scary as it seems. You just get their address, write it on the package like you would a US address, then just bring it to the post office and they'll handle the rest!

Krista Van Dolzer said...

Thanks for the tip, Sarah!