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It was great fun while it lasted, and I loved seeing all the photos and hearing what everyone thought of the story. But alas, it's time to call an end, especially as the books wander farther and farther away from home. One copy, in fact, went astray in the mail. Another is with a reader...somewhere. (I can't find her blog.) The third one came back to me at my request.

However...

I am giving away three copies on Goodreads. The giveaway ends at midnight, May 15th. Unlike the review tour, these copies are yours to keep. So far, 627 people have signed up. Wow!

ETA: My missing reader let me know that she's posted her review here. A lovely end to a fun tour. Thank you!
beth_bernobich: red mushroom (ars memoriae)
Two new reviews from the past month:

Alex Fleetwood really liked it. I'm especially pleased that the Balkan politics held together for him.

[livejournal.com profile] slobbit calls it a good read.

Their copies are already out to the next volunteers: [livejournal.com profile] bonniers and Mel. I'll post links to their reviews once they show up.

If you're interested in participating in the review tour, it's easy. Just be the first to post a comment to either of these upcoming reviews, saying you want to be next. Remember the rules: you agree to post a review and a photo of the book in the wild. (A real photo, not just a jpeg of the cover art.) Then you mail the book to the first person who volunteers to do the same. If you don't get any volunteers, mail the book back to me.
beth_bernobich: red mushroom (ars memoriae)
One from Old Kitty, and another from Alex Fleetwood.

And since the question has come up... If you can't find a taker for your copy, or you get a copy and decide you don't have the time to review the novella, please return the book to me. If you need my address, contact me using the email listed on my profile.

Thnx.
beth_bernobich: red mushroom (ars memoriae)
After a brief lull for the holidays, we have new reviews from [livejournal.com profile] doc_lemming (here) and [livejournal.com profile] fairyhedgehog (here).

Their copies have been snapped up already, but you still have a chance. Check out these blogs for upcoming reviews: [livejournal.com profile] slobbit, Stacy, and R. Schuyler Devin.

Same rules still apply. Read the book. Post a review and a photo of the book in the wild. Then send the book on to the first person who promises to do the same.
beth_bernobich: red mushroom (ars memoriae)
I meant to post this update last week, but the new dayjob has taken over my brain. For those reading along, I announced a review tour for my novella, Ars Memoriae, which came out from PS Publishing this month.

So far, we have reviews from drachin8, bogwitch64, Polenth, Paul Jessup, and zweipunktnull.

New reviews should soon appear from [livejournal.com profile] doc_lemming and fairyhedgehog. If you'd like to participate, Paul Jessup still has a copy to give away. All you have to do is read the novella, post a review and a photo of the book**, then send the book on to the first person who posts and promises to do the same.


**This is one of the details that sometimes gets lost. Just to be clear, I'd really, really like reviewers to post a photo of the physical book in the wild, not a jpeg of the cover. Thnx.
beth_bernobich: red mushroom (ars memoriae)
...now listed on Amazon.com.

Note: There are two editions of the novella—hardcover and jacketed hardcover—but I can't tell which Amazon entry refers to which edition. Hopefully that will be clear once the book is listed as officially available.

(ETA: As [livejournal.com profile] mastadge points out, the two entries do have different ISBNs, at least.)

Meanwhile, the novella review tour continues with upcoming reviews from [livejournal.com profile] polenth, [livejournal.com profile] doc_lemming, and [livejournal.com profile] pauljessup. [livejournal.com profile] zweipunktnull has joined in the fun with a review and photo of his own copy here.
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The novella review tour for Ars Memoriae is doing quite well. So far, we have entries from [livejournal.com profile] drachin8 (here) and [livejournal.com profile] bogwitch64 (here). [livejournal.com profile] drachin8's copy is already spoken for, but you can still snag a copy from [livejournal.com profile] bogwitch64. Or you can watch [livejournal.com profile] pauljessup's and [livejournal.com profile] doc_lemming's blogs, because the tour will be visiting them next.

And as promised, here is my own photo contribution, with some "help" from Octavia:

beth_bernobich: red mushroom (ars memoriae)
I mailed off copies of Ars Memoriae on Saturday and Monday. Today the first review and photo appeared. As you can see, her copy was snatched up right away, so if you want a chance to read ARS MEMORIAE, keep a close eye on [livejournal.com profile] doc_lemming's, [livejournal.com profile] bogwitch64's, and [livejournal.com profile] pauljessup's blogs.

(See here for a description of the tour.)
beth_bernobich: red mushroom (ars memoriae)
A lovely box of contributors copies for Ars Memoriae arrived today. It occurs to me that I should do some promotion.

My best gimmick would be lending out Octavia the kitten. She's fluffy, pretty, and full of vinegar personality. Unfortunately, I'm not sure I'd get her back.

So, here's what I propose:

I'll send out hardcover copies to the first three people who respond to this entry. If you're one of the first three, I'll contact you and get your mailing address. In turn, you guys promise to post a review and photo of the novella in your journals.

Then you send out your copy to the very next person who responds to your journal entry. And so on. You get to read the novella, and the novella makes a grand tour.

ETA: All three copies are spoken for. I will ship the books out today and post links to the pictures and reviews as they show up. Remember that these are traveling copies, so if you missed getting one from me, you can haunt [livejournal.com profile] doc_lemming's, [livejournal.com profile] drachin8's, and [livejournal.com profile] bogwitch64's journals and snag the copy for the next round.

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