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Monday, November 12, 2012

Exciting News, Free Stuff, & a Couple Giveaways

I’m always looking for ways to make each new release fun and a little bit different. The second book in the Watersong series, Lullaby,will be out November 27, 2012, and I wracked my brain for a way to say thank you to fans and make the release special.Here's what I've come up with.

The first is a special short story Forgotten Lyrics set in the Watersong world. Forgotten Lyrics is $1.99 wherever eBooks are sold, but as a special treat for my fans you can read it HERE free of charge for a very limited time. It's already been free for a few days, and I think it only has a couple days left, so check it out free while you can.

And now to the NEW exciting news. The entire first printing of the new Lullaby hardcover will feature a special collector’s signature. As a reader I love adding signed books to my collection and wanted to do that for people who buy my book.

But signing thousands of books would be tough, especially when I am working on Elegy, the final book in the series. Plus I would feel bad for the person who received the 50,000th signature - it probably wouldn’t be readable. (If I'm being honest, everything after the 50th signature would be pretty lame).

So my publisher and I found a cool way to do it. I signed a few sheets of paper, each one with a different signature and then an actual pen traced my signature into all of the books. I don't completely understand how they did it, but it looks really awesome. They completely duplicated the way the ink looks from the pen I used and everything. It's kinda crazy actually.

And onto even more fun news! Since Lullaby is coming out right around the corner (it's like two weeks away), I thought it'd be fun to do a little giveaway before the release. I'll be giving away TEN signed hardcovers of Wake (the first book in the Watersong series), and ONE hardcover of Lullaby signed with a personalized message. Both giveaways will go from now until November 21st. Sorry, it's open to the US & Canada only.

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74 comments:

  1. I LOVE anything written by you, Amanda Hocking! You inspired me to finish my first novel! True story. I read one of your books on my kindle, and downloaded all the rest! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  2. So excited for the next book. Loved the Trylle series and I am loving this series too

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  3. My favorite character from Wake is Daniel

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  4. Can hardly wait to read these books!

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  5. I loved Trylle and plan on starting the Wake series soon. The trailer looks amazing!

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  6. Wow - how awesome is technology! I'm so looking forward to LULLABY's release, but I also want to finish the Trylle trilogy before year's end. Thanks so much for the devotion to your fans Amanda, you rock!

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  7. I haven't had a chance to read and review yet, but it's on my to do list :)

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  8. PS: I'm not sure I hit the correct point box - in fact I'm pretty sure I didn't, nor do I know how to fix it. Does anybody have any advice?

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  9. I really want to get my hands on a copy of Wake!!! Hope I strike lucky!! :D Thanks for the giveaways!!

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  10. Amanda, you're awesome! I really want to buy Forgotten Lyrics on Amazon so I can read it on my Kindle but it doesn't seem to be available in Australia so it's great that you've done this for us. I'm going to buy it as soon as it's available, though. :)

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  11. My favorite character from Wake would have to be Gemma

    April K.

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  12. I'm excited for the release of Lullaby! I love the cover. I can't wait to download it on my Kindle. :)

    http://www.amazon.com/review/R24PC9T2Q515CM

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  13. I love your books! Thanks for the giveaway! Excited to read Lullaby. :)

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  14. I Loved Wake and couldn't put it down now I can't wait to get into Lullaby!!

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  15. I really enjoy reading your books but poor me no special offers as I live in Turkey!! :(

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  17. I ADORE Daniel. (But who doesn't?)

    I reviewed...

    WAKE: http://bookalicious.org/2012/07/review-wake-by-amanda-hocking/

    LULLABY: http://mtgreviews.com/book-review-giveaway-lullaby/

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  20. Can hardly wait for Lullaby to come out. I have loved everything I have read of yours.

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  21. Daniel has to be my favorite character from Wake. He is alway there for everyone.

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  22. Very cool, thanks for the giveaway! You're a great storyteller.

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  23. I hope I win at least one book! I am a huge fan Amanda!

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  24. SO excited about the giveaway...Thanks!

    Tasha

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  26. My review of wake can be found here: http://doodlesbookblog.blogspot.com/2012/11/review-wake-by-amanda-hocking.html

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  27. Well, I havent read Wake yet... so no review yet (unless I win!!) and also, no fav characters yet.

    :)
    hopefully i do win!
    I LOVE the Trylle Trilogy!!

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  28. Nice article, thanks for the information.
    Anna @ sewa mobil jakarta

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  29. Hey Amanda, fantastic giveaway. Own and have read all your books. You really inspire me considering you did everything on your own and you achieved amazing success. I wish you all the bet and hope to win one of your newest books :)

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  30. This is so awesome Amanda! I can't wait to read Lullaby! Especially after reading Wake and needing to know more about what happened to Gemma when she left. I can't wait! And I'll definitely be one of the first to buy the book when it comes out it's first week. I'll definitely be looking for the signature too! Thanks for this giveaway though :)

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    1. My favorite character(s) definitely have to be the main one's. Gemma, Harper, Daniel, and Alex. Though I think I go more for Gemma and Alex because their the youngest and I can definitely relate to them more than the others. And I like being rebellious like Gemma and I like nerdy/geeky type of guys like Alex :D

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  31. Yay! But do you need a FB or Twitter to enter? My parents sort of limit my existance in cyber-space :(

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  32. And my favorite character is probably Gemma because she doesnt really know what's happening to her but I think she handles it well. Found a way for me to enter!

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  33. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

    Can't wait to read Lullaby

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  34. Thank you for the Awesome Giveaway.I own the Trylle series and I just loved it!and I look forward to reading more of you're books.Good Luck everyone! :)

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  35. Hi,I'v not had the chance to read any of the other books you have written .But I have read and own the Trylle series and loved it! Good Luck everyone :)

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  36. Thank you for the great giveaway! I haven't read this series yet but I've read your Trylle series!

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  37. God, after Forgotten Lyrics I want to read the watersong series, now!

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  38. My favorit character in wake would probebly be Gemma, not only she seems like a very determinder and strong person who likes to get what she wants and isnt going to stop figthing for it until she gets it, no she is alos very brave and would do anything for the people she loves and cares about. She kinda remindes me about my best friend who died 2 years ago from cancer R.I.P Laura :)

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  39. Haven't had the chance to start on this series yet but would love to get started! If it is half as good as Trylle or MBA I know I will be hooked!

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  40. I love Gemma and Daniel. I like how Gemma handles herself in the book.

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  42. Thanks so much for giving back to your fans Amanda! You are truly amazing! =] Wishing you a lot more success in the future!!

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  43. Reading wake now and love it! ♥ cant wait for lullaby

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  44. I admire the way you succeeded and even if I am late I am starting Trylle trilogy today. I am holding Switched in my hands and I am too EXCITED!!

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  45. My favorite character i have to say is Alex.He isn't like most guys that break girls hearts, he is a really sensitive guy that would do anything to protect Gemma. He is basically the total package in a guy. He is like your dream boyfriend and Gemma is very lucky to have him as a boyfriend.

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  46. My favorite character i have to say is Alex.He isn't like most guys that break girls hearts, he is a really sensitive guy that would do anything to protect Gemma. He is basically the total package in a guy. He is like your dream boyfriend and Gemma is very lucky to have him as a boyfriend.

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  47. Here is my review of Wake! :D http://firestarbooks.blogspot.ca/2012/08/review-wake-by-amanda-hocking.html

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  48. I looooooveeee Harper!!! <333 She is my girl! Woot woot!

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  49. Here is my review http://smalllittlebigthingsaboutme.blogspot.ca/2012/11/watersong-wake.html

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  50. My favorite Character is Daniel because he can be funny and he can be serious. To me thats something important.

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  51. My favorite character is Alex. Just because he's so innocent and really loves Gemma...

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  52. I haven't gotten to this series but CANNOT wait until I do!

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  53. Oh my gosh!! I'm so excited about this! I've just started reading Switched and I love it! I was so excited to discover you had a blog!!
    New follower here! :D

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    1. Oh and I haven't read Wake yet, but I'm so looking forward to reading all your books! :D

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  55. hi Amanda hocking i love your books when i finished reading watersong series 2 i draw this picture and i was wondering if you could took a look at it plis!
    heres the link:
    http://sweetylovely12.deviantart.com/art/Gemma-watersong-series-376768655?ga_submit_new=10%253A1370741265
    i hope you like it

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