Friday, December 16, 2011

A city so nice, they named it twice...

It's only 17 days until the big release of Switched. Eek, indeed! If you haven't pre-ordered it yet and still want to, you can do so: here.

There's a lot of fun stuff coming up for Switched, including a mega-awesome amazeballs book trailer that should be premiering at MTV.com sometime next week. (I don't know the exact date yet). I saw the trailer on Wednesday when I was New York meeting with my publishers, and my sidekick/life mate Eric (who is actually a rather snarky, harsh critic) declared it "the greatest book trailer" he's ever seen.

So, me and Eric went to New York this week to meet with people I'd mostly only spoken to in email before, and that was fun. Everyone at St. Martin's is super nice. They even got me these awesome cakes!


Also, I talked to the people doing the audio versions for Wake (which won't be out until August 2012, although for some reason you can pre-order it already at Amazon), and it sounds like they have some really, really awesome ideas up their sleeves. I haven't listened to many audio books since I was a kid, but apparently, the stuff they're doing with them now is crazy awesome.

There's actually so much stuff I want to tell you, and I'm so excited about it, and it's hard to compose it in linear way right now, so if this blog seems a bit all over the place, I apologize.

I will be doing a book signing in the New York area (Princeton, New Jersey, I believe, which from my understanding is roughly an hour or so out of New York). For more info about this event, click: here.

I will also be doing a book signing on Rochester, MN at the downtown Barnes & Noble. (This is the one in the old Chateau Theater off Broadway, NOT the one in the mall). That will be on Tuesday, January 10th at 7:00 PM. For more info, you can visit the Barnes & Noble site: here.

Those will be the only two signings that I'm doing in the United States in January. I'm sorry that if I'm missing a town near year (and I probably am), but I had a limited amount of time for this book release because I'm going onto the UK to do some book stuff there.

BUT if you guys come out for these book signings, I promise to do more signings in the future. I'd love to meet each and every one of you!

Also, I wanted to give a shout out to Lisa Marie Pompilio. She's done the cover design for all my books with St. Martin's. So when you say the covers are beautiful, you're talking about her work. And she does a really fantastic job.

Oh! And if you haven't already, you should like the Trylle Series fan page on Facebook. It's this one here: https://www.facebook.com/amandahockingtrylle This one's run by my publishers, but I'll also be posting there. But my publishers have a ton of fun things lined up for it that I wouldn't have thought to do because they're better at thinking up fun things, apparently.

I feel like there's more stuff I wanted to talk about, like how fun New York is. (We ate at a restaurant, and I swear our waiter was Joe Pesci. I felt like I was in Goodfellas. It was awesome. Also the food was really good.)

But this blog seems long enough, and I've rambled a lot.

I do want to add one more thing: Wake - the first book in my new Watersong series - is already for sale in pre-order in hardcover and audio right now. It's not for pre-order for Kindle yet because Amazon doesn't allow ebooks to be pre-ordered until something like 90 days before the onsale date (which isn't until August 2012). So at this time, you can only pre-order in hardcover and audio at Amazon, but it will for sale in other formats and other retailers in the future. So anyway, if you want to pre-order, you can do that: here.

In conclusion: Yay for Switched! And I have so much more fun stuff to share with you guys in the coming weeks.