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.
When I see a store put out books before release date, half of me thrills, but the other half wilts. Books sold then don’t count for week 1.
— Victoria/V.E. Schwab (@veschwab) February 20, 2016
And yes, you caught me….
— Nikki (@shanaqui) February 19, 2016
So. Time to fix this a bit.
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?!