30 Days of Bookery Contest(s)!!!!!


There are a lot of them.

Like a lot.

And City of a Thousand Dolls is out in little more than a month! Which requires celebration and festivities!

So here's the deal. Starting on Sunday, January 6th, I'm going to give away a book a day. Some will be adult, some will be young adult, some will be middle-grade. Some will be books that came out in the past year, some will be books that aren't out yet. Some will be hardbacks, some will be ARCs. But I will give away at least one book a day for 30 days. 

Here's how it works.

--Every day I will post a new book giveaway.

--Each individual giveaway will last one week.

--All single book giveaways will be international. Multi-book ones will be US only. (This is to avoid the problem I had this summer of too many international winners and not enough shipping money.)

--ON THAT DAY'S POST you'll enter by leaving a comment. You get:

+1 entry for commenting (commenting is mandatory to enter)
+1 entry for sharing on Twitter or Facebook
+1 entry for following the blog
+1 entry if you've never won a contest here before
+1 entry for adding up your own points

(Winners will be chosen randomly Maximum five entries on each contest.)

But wait, there's more!

If you blog about the 30 Days of Bookery, you get an automatic +1 to every giveaway on the blog that runs during that 30 days. Your post must:

-have a link back to this post.
-state the reason for the contest (to celebrate the City of a Thousand Dolls release!)
-include a picture of the City of a Thousand Dolls cover.

Leave the link to your blog post in the comments section of this post and you'll get an automatic entry to every giveaway for 30 days.

Am I finished?  Not quite.

I will also be wandering Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook for those thirty days and giving away random books over there. Those giveaways will be unannounced and quick, so if you're interested in them, you might want to click the links on the sidebar and follow me.

So there you have it. 30 days of book giveaways.

Any questions? Clarifications?

See you Sunday!


  1. THAT IS SO COOL!!!!!!! THANK YOU!!!! :D

  2. You are the best!!

  3. UGH! I've been trying to get an ARC of A Thousand Dolls for months now! But nobody seems to have any. THAT is why I am dying in anticipation for the release date!

  4. So... I don't twitter, I don't blog.  I do connect to my FB as much as I can and I do repost.  Can I win just cuz I knew you when all the storys were still trapped in your head?

  5. Yay for unpacking and for the countdown-contests. I'm not entering since I already have an ARC of your pretty book, but good luck everyone! 

  6. Sounds awesome. Can't wait for your release date too!

  7. charlotterobsonauthorJanuary 5, 2013 at 7:41 AM

    Eeeee, how exciting! I can't wait to enter here, even if I am one of those unfortunate "internationals".

    And SQUEE for books coming out soon - my co-authored novel is coming out sometime this month, hopefully! I even changed my blog URL in preparation, haha!

  8. So very cool! I spent a solid ten minutes trying to make out every book on that table. I can't even express how envious I am that you have an ARC of DARK TRIUMPH. Thank you so much for being generous, and I can't wait to read CITY OF A THOUSAND DOLLS! (You had me at assassin rumors.)

    My post: http://shelversanon.blogspot.com/2013/01/two-big-things.html

  9. My blog post is HERE: http://eaterofbooks.blogspot.com/2013/01/miriam-forster-presents-30-days-of.html

  10. Corinne O'FlynnJanuary 5, 2013 at 12:37 PM

    Oooooooooh!  So fun!  Can't believe your book will be out in a month's time!  Amazing!  

  11. Thanks for participating! 

  12. *blushes* *distracts Cordelia with books*

  13. I was going to direct you to my most recent "Here are places you can win my book" page, but I see you already found it. Good luck! 

  14. Unfortunately, no. :) But you can comment and FB! *hugs*

  15. Awww, thanks Irene! (But do feel free to enter if I give away anything you DESPERATELY want.)

  16. Yayyy! Thanks Natalie!

  17. I love my international bloggy friends!!! *clings to Charley* I just felt so bad about how long mailing took over the summer and wanted to streamline it a bit. And don't worry, most of the contests will be single book. 

    Congrats to YOU on your co-authored novel! I'm so excited for you and Miriam! 

  18. Yes. I have several friends who will be sad that I didn't send Dark Triumph to them... but I just couldn't leave it out. IT'S SO GOOD!!!!!  *flail*

  19. Neat idea, Miriam. Good way to get rid of books. :) I won't be putting in a bid for any of them--unless I see something utterly irresistible!--because I'm clearing my own shelves. Good luck.

  20. Sounds exciting! I'll have to hope I'm on a computer every day to enter ;) Gotta love me some books. I do tend to acquire them a lot...
    Oh, and I'll be blogging about it! Gotta support a fellow 2013 debut, y'know. Even though if all goes well, Charley and I will be beating you, muah ha ha ha :D(Though I may post my version of the cover as well as the real one... just to show off. Sorry.)

  21. We're excited for us too! (And are spamming the internet with #WRITERFREAKOUT)

  22. You had a wonderful idea, by doing a count down giveaway with the posibility of surprised giveaways in twitter, tumblr and Facebook. P.S. you had my heart with those owl pictures on twitter.
    Blog about the giveaway http://forgetabouttvgrababook.blogspot.com/2013/01/giveaways.html-if any detail is missing please let me know.

  23. That is one heck of a Book Giveaway. I hope things go well with the book launch. I decided to blog about it and here is the link http://shaftsword.blogspot.com/2013/01/giveaway-30-days-of-bookery.html Let me know if I left something out.

  24. VERY awesome giveaway so thank you so much! 

    My post: http://blueskyshelf.blogspot.com/2013/01/giveaway-roundup.html


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