Got the first report today from someone in the UK that The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms has been spotted on a Waterstones bookshelf!! I’m kind of shocked, because I thought the thing wasn’t even supposed to ship until Wednesday, but hey, who knew. Apparently only J. K. Rowling’s books get held off the shelves ’til the official release/pub date. (This may be the only time I ever say that I’m glad I’m not J. K. Rowling. Take a snapshot; won’t happen again.)
Speaking of snapshots, and given that copies are starting to appear, I have a request: because I am a giddy silly baby author who is still shocked and amazed to see something with her name on it on a bookstore shelf, I would like to experience this joy again and again! So, for those of you who are feeling giddy and silly like me, please send me any photos you take of yourself buying my book in a bookstore. Not to discriminate against the online buyers! Feel free to take a photo of yourself opening the box from [insert online seller]. Bonus points if your photo shows you acting giddy and silly in the process! (I’ll be posting these on my website, so please be sure you’re OK with that before you send it.) In fact, the person who sends me the silliest photo by February 25th will receive another copy from me by mail, autographed, free! Give the spare copy to a friend; then they too can share the joy.
ETA: Occurs to me that offering another copy of 100K might not work for everyone, so here’s an alternative — the prize will be either an autographed copy of The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, or an ARC of The Broken Kingdoms when they become available. Winner’s choice. Cool?