Hello everyone and happy Sunday! For those in the US, we hope you’re enjoying your long weekend.
Down to business!
We have THREE lucky giveaway winners to announce! The lucky winners of The Thief’s Covenant by Ari Marmell are:
Congratulations to the winners! You know the drill. Send an email to us at contact AT thebooksmugglers DOT com, and we’ll get your winnings off to you as soon as possible. Remember, our giveaways for The Nightmare Garden by Caitlin Kittredge is still open, so sign up for a chance to win.
A Heartfelt Thank You:
Earlier this week, I asked you, fellow readers and bloggers to complete a survey about book buyer habits and perception, especially with regard to ebooks. Thanks to you, I now have an *incredible* sample of data with which to prepare my thesis – a thesis I will get to present in front of a board of Big Six publishing professionals. The message that you have sent in your responses is insightful, fascinating, and hopefully will be eye-opening to the industry.
So, dear readers, I want to say THANK YOU. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart; a million times over, THANK YOU!
On a related note, if anyone that participated in the survey is interested in the results, I am happy to post the findings and analysis. As I am an ebook-maker and digital manager for a major publishing house by day, I’m thinking about summarizing all results in – what else?! – a DRM-free ebook (for non-commercial purposes, of course), and am happy to share that information with anyone who is interested. Please send an email, or leave a comment here, if you are so inclined!
This Week on the Book Smugglers:
On Monday, Ana (still reeling from the awesomeness of Code Name Verity) kicks off the week with a review of historical epistolary novel The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Annie Barrows and Mary Ann Shaffer.
Tuesday, Ana is back with a review of one of her most highly anticipated novels of the year, Gil Marsh by A.C.E. Bauer, a contemporary YA retelling of the Epic of Gilgamesh.
On Wednesday, it’s Thea’s turn to review one of her most highly anticipated books of the year with YA post-apocalyptic dystopian novel Partials by Dan Wells.
Thursday, Thea takes on Earthseed by Pamela Sargent, a classic science fiction story recently repackaged and republished for a new generation (yay!).
On Friday, we close out the week with a joint review of middle grade fantasy novel The Humming Room by Ellen Potter.
It’s a busy week, and we hope you enjoy! Until tomorrow we remain…
~ Your Friendly Neighborhood Book Smugglers