Monday, August 29, 2011

1st Edition Copies!

Today I got a nice surprise in the mail-- First Edition copies of Half-Blood. For those who don't know the difference between that and ARC, well,  these are the babies that go up for sale, what you see in stores and can by online. 

I got a big old goofy grin on my face when I saw the boxes. Thanks to my awesome publisher SHP, they sent me some of these babies.  It kind of makes everything so much more real. They are printed and bound so differently from the ARCs and yes, I smelled the pages. 

THEY SMELL LIKE A REAL BOOK. 

Or they smell like a book that has been sitting in a warehouse. Either way, they smell good. 

 

23 comments:

  1. How cool is that! They look beautiful. I'd love to get my hands on one, soon. Congratulations!

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  2. Congrats! the covers are very beautiful. I would so smell them too if they were mine. :)

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  3. Very beautiful cover. I was wondering if you would be interested in having your book read and an honest review. I share a book review blog at http://beeskneesreviews.blogspot.com and I am interested in reading your book. Please email if you approve my proposition.
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    Samantha

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  4. Very beautiful cover. I agree, i also love the smell of new books. This book looks great and am going to keep my eye out for giveaways and hope to win. If not will have to pick up on my nook. By the way is it available in nook form?
    christinebails@yahoo.com

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  5. They look awesome!! :) Totally want a copy!

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  6. I can just imagine you looking at it and saying my precious :-)

    Congratulations!

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  7. Congratulations! They look BEAUTIFUL! :-D

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  8. Congrats! They look fantastic! I can't wait to get my hands on one!

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  9. Oooooo how pretty they are. We need smello internet so we can all smell the nice pages! =)

    Congrats!

    valerie
    StuckInBooks.com

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  10. Ooh, so pretty in its finished binding. Congrats on arrival of the finished version of Half-Blood. =)

    Orchid
    The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia

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  11. YAY congrats, I cant wait for my copy:)

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  12. So pretty!! :) Yes, I love the new book smell too!

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  13. That's great! I want one :) Congrats!

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  14. They look so good! I want one. Do you know if Half-Blood is being released in Australia??

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  15. Thanks guys!

    As of right now, Half-Blood would be available to residents in Australia through Book Depository, which ships anywhere in the world for free.

    Foreign rights to Aust haven't sold.

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  16. Congrats! I'm so happy for you! :D

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  17. Finally!!! I can't wait to get mine! I have had it preordered for months! Congrats!

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  18. They look great !!!! I can't wait to hold it in my hands arrrgh waiting is torture !! Do you know if Half-Blood will be published in France ??

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  19. Allie- as of right now Half-Blood would be available in France via Book Depository.

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