Saturday, July 30, 2011

State of the ARC

This week has been amazing. Thank you so much to all the amazing people who've come to my signings and to those of you who I haven't been able to see in person but having been flooding my inbox, Facebook, and twitter with wonderful messages. Your support of Nightshade means more to me than I could ever express!

Now that Wolfsbane is out I'm already getting questions about Bloodrose.

If you've finished Wolfsbane you can read Chapter 1 of Bloodrose here. (Spoilers! Don't read it before Wolfsbane)

Bloodrose is the final book of the trilogy and will be published in February 21, 2012.

In the life of a book, it's common for publishers to release Advanced Review Copies (ARCs) or galleys prior to the book's publication in order to give reviewers a sense of what's coming. In the case of Bloodrose we seriously considered not creating ARCs because the final book of the Nightshade series is so loaded with spoilers we wanted to be sure none of them were leaked before February 21.

After much thought it was decided that a limited number of ARCs would be created because booksellers need to know what's in the book before they order it and hand sell it to their customers.

What this all boils down to is that there will be some ARCs out in the world, but not many. We've asked anyone who receives an advanced copy to keep its contents secret. It's so important that the story isn't spoiled. So if you see a tweet or a review (that won't actually give you much information about the book) it's because we've asked everyone to keep this story quiet. It also means that I don't have ARCs to distribute and I won't be giving any away in the lead up to Bloodrose's publication date. I hope when you read Bloodrose in February you'll think it was worth the wait :)

20 comments:

  1. That's both sad and great news. That means most of us will be able to read the novel together! I can't wait to read it, Andrea. =)

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  2. Andrea, I am so happy for you :-) Just so, so, so happy that things have worked out and that your writing career has bounded forward.

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  3. I am so looking forward to Wolfsbane which I should have on Monday. I really hope that those who get an ARC of Bloodrose will keep quiet.

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  4. It's a great series and I can't wait to read them all, ARC or not!

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  5. Congratulations on all the success, Andrea! You are such a wonderful person, both as a writer and as an individual. I can't wait to read Bloodrose! :-)

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  6. Thank you so much, everyone! Victoria - I hope so too! DJ I hope I'll see you again this year :)

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  7. Ooh mysterious! So glad I only have to wait till February and not a whole year! Congrats and thank you so much for your awesome story!

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  8. I seriously hope no one spoils anything, 'cus I finished Wolfsbane during my lunch break at work and I am so antsy for Bloodrose! Can't wait. HP 7 was ruined for me 'cus of the 'oops, we didn't mean to' early releases and I saw on MySpace that Harry married Ginny. It was mjr bummer/spoiler, 'cus it meant Harry/Ginny didn't die AND they got married. Hate spoilers, they spoil everything! ;*)~~

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  9. Valen - I hate spoilers too. So I really hope everyone is respectful and keeps the plot secret!

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  10. Andrea, I am reading Wolfsbane right now, and I am loving it!! I love learning more about the Searchers. I must say I am a fan of Connor and Adne. They have such a love hate relationship. There are so many twists and turns in this book!! I am a little sad that Ren is not in it more, what can I say I loved him in Nighshade, not that I don't like Shay he he!!

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  11. It's a good thing that we get to read it all at around the same time, but Gah! I've just finished reading Wolfsbane, and I think the wait for Bloodrose will kill me. I'll do ANYTHING for a Bloodrose ARC. I'll even send it back when I've finished DX

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  12. Ok, now that Im done crying I can type. it will be a great (murderous) wait but welll worth it just before my bday. Cant wait.

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  13. it will be worth the wait...i hope. forever Team Ren! i hope my heart won’t break. :)

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  14. Oh, I can´t wait to read Bloodrose! NIGHTSHADE is really great series and I´m glad that I don´t have to be worried about finding spoilers :) Which is really great because i hate when someone destroy my happines from reading books.

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  15. I managed to get my hands on an ARC, but not till after the release of the book. Now I'm even more excited that I have one, knowing how few were put out there!
    x Katherine

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