Giveaway – A Gathering of Shadows

Posted February 20, 2016 by Nicky in Giveaways / 6 Comments

Today, I learned a thing. I was not very happy to learn this thing. See, it turns out that when you grab a book that’s been put out ahead of the release date, the sale doesn’t count towards that (fairly important) first week sales metric. I just googled it for something to link and easily found a bunch of people talking about it.

And yes, you caught me….

So. Time to fix this a bit.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Instead of using The Book Depository as usual, I will pre-order two copies of A Gathering of Shadows and then mail them out myself when the giveaway is over. So you can be absolutely sure these will count, and if the Post Office ships to you, you can enter. I will end it at the end of February, so people aren’t waiting too long for their copies.

Now, I did include some options for extra entries by following my blog, etc, but the main way is via that tweet, and you can do that once per day.

So what’re you waiting for?!

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6 responses to “Giveaway – A Gathering of Shadows

  1. I always assumed that if a seller has the book and I buy it, then the sales count even if selling ahead of due date. Huh. I’ve had a few arrive early from Amazon through the last few years. Useful to know this, thanks!

    • Yeah, I had no idea either! I knew first week sales were important, but I assumed even pre-sales would count. And you’re very welcome for the giveaway.

    • Some books have a strict embargo on them, but when they don’t, up to a week early is reasonably common. And I think I saw some ahead of release in Belgium by quite a bit.

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