1/10/12



Happy Book Birthday to A Million Suns!!  Beth has a day long virtual party planned and it's going to be epic!  Here is the list of all the need to know details:


PARTY HOSTS
Every hour, from 8am until 5pm, there will be a new post on a new blog from around the blogosphere. Each post will have special content about the books, and a chance to win a prize! There will be direct links on Tuesday, when the party goes live, but the sites will be:

Hypable
YA Book Central
Mundie Moms
Novel Thoughts
Bookalicious
Page Turners
The Secret of the Stars - that's us!
The League of Extraordinary Writers

Here's what Beth has planned straight from the great woman herself:

PARTY GAMES
Secretly I think the best games are party games. So I'm building a game around the virtual party. I'll announce just what that game is on Tuesday, but let me assure you of two things:

(1) The game will be fun
(2) The game will involve an awesome grand prize

PARTY HANGOUT
But you don't just go to a party to play games and get prizes, right? Heck, half the fun of the party is hanging out with the other people at the party!

So, during the live launch party, from 7-9pm, there will be live updates and tweets on Twitter, so you'll be able to participate in the launch party!

Make sure to follow @AMillionSuns, which will be manned by my husband during the launch party. He's going to transcribe highlights from the live launch party, take Twitter questions for us to answer directly at the event, and host some fun giveaways during the party.

There will also be an official chat room for Twitter. To join, all you have to do is sign into Twitter, then go to the TweetChat room here. You're welcome to check it out now, but it will be manned and live for the official chat from 7-9pm, Eastern Standard Time. I might pop in and out throughout January 10th to say hi to any early or late arrivals to the chat room, so please feel free to hangout at the official virtual hangout :)

Also: you can always just use the official launch hashtag to hangout, too: #amslaunch

PARTY FAVORS
Let's see--party hosts, games, and hangouts. What am I missing? Oh, yeah! Giveaways!

At every single blog from the party hosts up above, you're going to have a chance to win a prize--it'll be a random drawing, and open internationally. Each stop will have a party favor to give to one commenter, and that party favor includes signed books, AtU swag, and stuff from...NASA! (heckyeah! NASA! Special thanks to Ex Libris Kate for donating the NASA goodies!)

15 comments:

Mindy fangedmom said...

SO LOVING THE BANNER! EEP

Happy Book Birthday A Million Suns and WELCOME everyone to Secret of the Stars! I want to thank Megan for doing such an INCREDIBLE job on our blog! Secret of the Stars is incredible!

Enjoy the launch!!!

Jess Huckins said...

Happy birthday, AMS! This has been a fun day.

TL Conway said...

Holy crap, that video is SO amazing! I can't believe the figurine he made at the end!

Thanks for the blog party--it's been so much fun to following on an otherwise boring Tuesday!

Lori M. Lee said...

This was such an awesome event. Thank you so much for all the great information and prizes!

Lisa Jordan said...

I went to almost the exact same demonstration in Venice also! It was so amazing. :)

Becca said...

Awesome!

candice said...

The glass demonstration was amazing, can't wait to see how it is incorporated into Shades of Earth. Thanks for the giveaway!

artieismymuse said...

i was so enthralled by that video that i couldn't even make myself think about what it could mean for SoE. Now that it's over i am wondering but if i watch the video again i'll just get lost in the amazingness all over again. Alas.

mimz said...

Wow, inspiration really is everywhere! :D Thanks for sharing it with us.

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emmegailsbookshelf said...

Very cool video...pink horses? Can't wait to read this book!
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KaylaBeck said...

The video was so amazing - I can see where it could be inspirational! Happy book birthday, Beth, and thank you, Secret of the Stars, for hosting the giveaway!

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Nakoya said...

That video was amazing! I can't wait to read A Million Suns. Thanks for the giveaway!
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Monica T ♥ said...

I am so excited for A Million Suns! After the last word in Across the Universe, I wanted to get my hands on the sequel!!

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Susan Light said...

Cannot wait to read the further adventures of Amy and Elder!

Christi said...

I am SO looking forward to getting this book! I preordered from Fireside Books so I'll have to wait a little while to get it here in NJ. I know it'll be worth the wait, though!