Tuesday, March 01, 2011

CLARITY Release Day! Plus a Contest!

Today is Clarity’s official release date!

First, I want to send out a big giant thanks to everyone who has sent me messages on Twitter, Facebook, email, etc. about Clarity. It’s amazing to me that this file from my computer is now a real book that people are excited about. People I’m not related to. People I don’t have blackmail against! That is 10,000 kinds of awesome. So thanks. :)

This has been a dream of mine since I was old enough to hold a pencil. And today it’s finally coming true. So I’m a bit emotional.



No, not that kind of emotional.


That’s better, Dawson. Thanks.

So today I release Clarity into the wild. If Clarity is not available in your favorite bookstore, please ask them to order it. (Or it might just be hiding in a box in the back and they haven’t put it out yet. Please ask!) If you’re a New Englander, consider attending one of my signings. If you can’t attend one of those, but would still like your book signed, you can get a bookplate.

Note: This contest has ended. Thanks!
And now I celebrate with a CONTEST!!! Buy Clarity, take a picture of yourself with your Clarity (hardcover only), email the photo to me at [redacted], and I’ll enter you in my new contest. There will be two winners!

The first winner will receive...an ARC (advanced reading copy) of Meg Cabot's new book Abandon! That's right. The Queen of Awesome has a new trilogy coming and you can read the first book before you can buy it!

The grand prize winner will receive:
- an ARC of Meg Cabot's Abandon (because I got two and it's double awesome),
- an ARC of Allison van Diepen's The Vampire Stalker,
- an ARC of Veronica Roth's Divergent,
- an ARC of Gayle Forman's Where She Went,
- signed Clarity swag,
- and a massive amount of Elevensies (2011 YA/MG Debut Author Group) swag (some signed).
Added: Plus a Clarity T-shirt from my release party! Only a few of these exist!

Awesome, right? Enter away, and please pass the word on about the contest. The last day to enter is 3/14/11. The winner will be chosen at random on 3/15/11.

I truly appreciate everyone who has helped to get the word out about Clarity via Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, and the truly awesome kidlit blogosphere. Your excitement is contagious—especially to me. So thank you, thank you, thank you.

High fives to you.

31 comments:

  1. Oh, Kim, I lost my cord that goes to my camera to my computer. I thought my kindle cord would work but it doesn't! Would a email of my bill work?
    Kristi The Book Faery www.thebookfaery.com
    dearkristi@hotmail.com

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  2. Kristi - yeah, the email receipt is fine! Thanks! :)

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  3. I am just in major squee mode right now!!!

    Hoping CLARITY arrives in my mailbox today . . .

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  4. Congrats on the book release!! I'll be checking my B&N for it!

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  5. Thanks Sonia & Tracey! :)

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  6. I'm going to get my copy of Clarity today!

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  7. Congrats on your release!

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  8. Happy Release Day!!

    Clarity is supposed to be sent on its way to my house today *soo excited* although I have no idea when it will actually arrive so i'm gonna be checking the mail like a crazy.

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  9. Thanks Tara & Sandy! :)

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  10. No need to enter me, but I do have Clarity and will commence reading it later today.

    I am also pimping it a little on my blog today, along with some of the other releases.

    Enjoy your special day today!

    A million happy celebration hugs...and one Humpty Dance!
    Hugs,
    Lola

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  11. Happy release day, Kim! UPS tells me that my copy is out for delivery and I can't wait to get it! :D

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  12. Thanks Lola & Stephanie! :)

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  13. Congrats Kim!! I am so excited for you! Can't wait to read it!

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  14. Eeep! Those prizes are SO DROOL-WORTHY. Thank you for this amazing giveaway! *waits for UPS man to bring Clarity*

    *high fives back* Congrats on the release! :)

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  15. I'm getting my CLARITY *signed* by the *author* so this is just a comment to say WAY TO GO, KIM! and HAPPY BOOK BIRTHDAY, CLARITY! (although I don't expect the book to answer me back...) ;-)

    Dawn

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  16. Congrats on your release day. Can't wait for my copy in the mail. And great interview on Fantastic Book Review. There was a link to some great book reviews too. Congrats!

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  17. High fives to you Kim... so much HARD WORK! Now, it's the good part! I will take a picture of me and my book and....YOU...do I get a cookie for THAT??

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  18. Thank you so much, everyone! :)

    Laura - you get a piece of cake for that!

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  19. My two copies of Clarity came from Amazon yesterday! One is mine and one is going up on our blog as a giveaway - full of swag! Thanks -

    Jen
    Larkin's Book Bloggers
    http://blogs.ellingtonschools.org/larkin/

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  20. I have been waiting for my copy to come. Just checked my order status and it was only posted yesterday so it will prob take a week or so to come. I would love to enter so would it be ok if I emailed you the Book Depository receipt!
    natcleary at gmail dot com

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  21. That would be fine, Nat! :D

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  22. Thanks Kim have sent it off!

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  23. Hi Kim,
    I received my copy of Clarity today but I live in the UK, can I still enter the contest?
    Sally.

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  24. Absolutely, Sally! Thank you! :D

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  25. Awesome contest!!! I just got Clarity and I can't wait to read it!

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  26. Thanks Kim! I will send you the photo soon.
    Sally.

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  28. I originally asked a question but when I reread the post I realized it was answered! But I wanted to add that I found the excerpt of the book amazing and I can't wait to pick my copy up at Borders tomorrow!!

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  29. Thanks, Lisa! I'm glad you were able to get a copy. And, yep, the contest is open all day and night of the 14th! :)

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