Calling Me Home releases in the UK and Ireland tomorrow (Thursday, June 20)! I mentioned in my last post that I was thrilled to be selected for Amazon UK's 2013 Rising Stars program. This week, the online site All About You posted info about the book and a drawing for UK residents 18 and over. Here's what they say:
In celebration of Calling Me Home we’re giving one lucky reader the chance to win a luxury short break at a Pride of Britain hotel – up to the value of £500. With an exquisite collection of luxury and boutique hotels set in some of the UK’s most stunning locations, they are the perfect place to unwind in elegance.The theme my UK publisher has used for the book is, "In a time of hate, would you stand up for love?" It looks like for the drawing, you simply need to leave a comment about a time when you stood up for something! Click here to go see the drawing page and to sign up! If you're eligible, I hope you'll enter the drawing. If not, please do share about it with your friends who are UK residents.
It's interesting to see each publisher's vision not only for the cover, but also for how to market the book. This edition is quite small compared to the hardcover in the U.S., with much smaller text, and it's paperback. It'll be available not only in bookstores, but supermarkets. In a few weeks, I'll be traveling to England and several other spots in the UK and Ireland, and I can't wait to experience the thrill of walking into various stores, like we did in Italy, and seeing the cover pop out at me! I received my author copies from Pan Macmillan a few days ago. The foreign editions are stacking up on my bookshelf, and I'll take a photo after they've all been released, but for now, here's a photo of the UK books!
That's a pretty big pile ... I see a few giveaways in my not-too-distant future