Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Never Surrender Blogfest!

Okay, so SURRENDER comes out next Tuesday. Squee! Please consider pre-ordering or going to your local bookstore during launch week. I know I have first-world, published-author problems, and I'm not complaining.

I just want to say that the sales of the first week--of launch week, which is next week, June 5 - 11--are so important to an author. Some more than others, and this time around it's really important to me.

So if you were planning to buy SURRENDER, please consider doing it next week. Or pre-ordering now.

I have 4 weeks of giveaways and blog tour posts planned for the month of June. During launch week, you can win one of five signed "Spectacular Seconds". Books that are the second published novel of an author, not necessarily the second in a series. 

Sophomore novels you can win: Crossed by Ally Condie, Mirage by Kristi Cook, A Million Suns by Beth Revis, Insurgent by Veronica Roth, and Perception by Kim Harrington.

Some of my favorite authors and favorites of the past year. Also during launch day--June 5--I'll have some amazing extras and giveaways happening on Facebook. Here. This event. Join if you're so inclined.


During the second week of June--that's the 11-15--I'll be hosting the Never Surrender blogfest. This is something anyone, anywhere can participate in. 

All you have to do is blog about a time you didn't surrender. Trained for a marathon? Queried agents? Had to study for an entrance exam? I'm looking for inspirational stories that you have experienced. Hard things you've accomplished because you didn't give up. I want to be inspired by you!

Anyone who blogs this week for the theme can enter to win one of three $15 B&N gift cards. Everyone who blogs this week will receive a SURRENDER swag package. (You can get the blogfest language and badge here.)

Don’t blog? Put the cover of Surrender up on your FB wall, or pin it on Pinterest, or change your twitter avatar to the cover. Use the words “Never Surrender” somewhere to go with the picture, and link back to this post.

Sign up in this form to make sure you get the swag package. I will visit each blog to read your inspirational "never surrender" moments. Sign your blog up to participate in the Never Surrender blogfest linklist below. 


Have you got a time you didn't surrender?

26 comments:

Jemi Fraser said...

Love it! Can't wait to read all of the entries on the blogfest! :)

Stina Lindenblatt said...

My brain had gone blank for something I haven't surrendered on. I need some caffeine maybe. :)

Anita Saxena said...

This sounds like so much fun! I definitely have a story in which I didn't surrender!

Matthew MacNish said...

Wait. Should I sign up for the blog hop, or no? Also, your linky list looks weird. It's blank. Is it just my browser?

Hart Johnson said...

Hey, congratulations on your book release! My first book comes out that same day, so that FIRST week in June is swamped, but I'd love to get in on the blogfest and throw out some support!

Jessica Nelson said...

Yep, lots of times. I was just planning to order Possession (yes, I'm that behind, grrr) but will be checking out Surrender later. I hope you have tons of pre-orders!

Heather Murphy said...

Congratulations! I will have to think up an entry before signing up for the blogfest but it sounds like fun

Claire Hennessy said...

Congratulations on your upcoming book launch and will try and remember to tweet about it on June 5th. Will also see if I have time to sign up for your Never Surrender blogfest - sounds fun.

Barbara Watson said...

Launch day/week and the ensuing days/weeks must be so exciting and nail-biting all at once!

Liesel K Hill said...

Will do, Elana--uh, for the book buying and the blogfest. These are such great launch ideas! When my book finally comes out, I might shamelessly pilfer. Just warning ya! :D Launch week sounds both exciting and stressful. Good luck!

Tasha Seegmiller said...

Signed up for the blogfest - this is really a great idea. And I get paid on the 5th so you'd better believe Surrender will be on my tablet by the end of the day.

Julie Daines said...

Congratulations on the upcoming release of Surrender. I already pre-ordered it. Next time I see you I'll have to get you to sign it. Can't wait to read it. You're a talented gal, Elana.

Natalie Aguirre said...

Sounds like you've got ton of awesome things planned. I know we have a lot scheduled for the week of 6/11 so I'll have to see if I can participate. Sorry I pre-ordered your book, but I did buy it. I know it's hard knowing what's best--the pre-orders or first week sales.

So excited for you!

DL Hammons said...

I'm on-board! I can't wait, and this is such an excellent tie-in with your book release!! :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Wow, let me see if I can think of something!

The Golden Eagle said...

Congratulations on your upcoming book launch! :)

That's a great idea for a blogfest. I'll have to see if I can come up with something for it . . .

Angela Brown said...

I've got some thinking to do.

I hope to add my name to the linky list soon. Either way, it would be wonderful to hop from one blog to another to check out all the shared stories of inspiration and never surrendering.

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

I can't wait to read Surrender! I'm downloading it and saving it for my vacation. :)

Matthew MacNish said...

It's working now (obvs).

Julie Dao said...

Your book covers are ALL so beautiful!! I'm putting Surrender on my Goodreads list now. So excited for you :) By the way, I read From the Query to the Call and it is full of awesome and so incredibly helpful!

RaShelle Workman said...

How exciting. I posted the button on my blog. And I'm preordering right away. Can't wait to read it. =D

Summer Ross said...

Awesome! I have your blogfest on my blogfest page now. :)

Carrie Butler said...

I'm so excited for you, Elana. :D Wishing you the best launch week ever!

Southpaw said...

Brilliant idea for a blogfest. It ties in perfectly with your launch.

Kristin Lenz said...

Wonderful! It's my turn to blog next week, so I'll shout-out about the release of Surrender, but it won't be my turn to post during your blog hop. I'll tune in and hop around though!

LTM said...

Oh! Good luck to you, Elana! I didn't blog on the theme this week--I'm sorry... Wait. Maybe I did b/c I haven't surrendered to the blogging zombies! *nom nom nom* :D

j/k I guess I have. Regardless, I'm meeting w/a crit group at B&N tonight, and I'll look for a copy of SURRENDER--or request it! :o) <3

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