Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The insanity continues...

This is one of those holding-type posts. I am having a really insanely ridiculously (insert further suitable adjective) over-the-top couple of weeks - of which the most insane bit was the last weekend's Australia 2020 Summit - but there's some Pellinor news just prodding to be communicated.

Anyone feeling a bit short of Pellinor books can go to Between the Lines and enter a competition to win one of 10 sets (my, a set! that sounds brilliant) of the Pellinor series. It simply requires you to explain, in 25 words or less, why you are the biggest fantasy fan. I'm sure that you superlative Pellinor fans can manage that! And meanwhile, some excellent news - The Gift has been chosen as one of 50 "Books You Can't Put Down", that will be part of this year's Books Alive promotion later this year. Do I think that's cool? You bet!

15 comments:

Sakura Blossom said...

This is great news, congrats!!! As for the contest, I'm going to try to win the Pellinor set!

Seneca said...

Can I enter the contest even if I live in America? Is there a deadline? I want to try to win; that would be awesome!

And yes, Alison, that is really cool!!!

passionblack3 said...

Awesome! And you bet I'll enter the contest :)

Alison Croggon said...

They might have a contest rule saying "Australians only". But if not, go for it! And good luck!

~rach~ said...

hey Alison
it says on the "between the lines" website that the singing is due out in July. i thought it was due out in June?!? Please dont make me wait another month!

Rain said...

Please say it's coming out in June!

Pam said...

having trouble posting here...
Ok, again,... We have the series in Trade Paperback so far. We are looking for The Crow in Trade. Is this out yet? Is this what is coming out in Aug.? Help! Really want to read!
thanks,
Pam

Alison Croggon said...

Hi Pam - when I get a free moment (it's still a challenge here) I'll try to collate the various release dates. I'm assuming you're talking about the US release? The Crow paperback isn't out yet - according to amazon, it's due out in August. Also according to amazon, The Singing is out there in February (sorry!!)

Rain said...

Wait, you mean The Singing is being released in the US in February 2009? Or is that just when the paperback is being released?

Eliza said...

Hi Alison, I'm so glad I chanced upon your blog. I have been waiting for the fourth book for a long time and am so glad it's coming out soon. Only don't know when it arrives in Singapore so I can get it from the library. I like the german covers too. =) Keep updating! ^^

-Eliza

Pam said...

Hi Alison,
I live in Canada actually... I guess that still means I have to wait til August eh? By paperback you still mean 'trade' paperback size right?
Hope you get to put your feet up soon,
Pam

Laura said...

Hi Alison.
My eyes right now are glazed at the thought of the next book of Pellinor coming out next month. Although I only picked up The Gift and The Riddle last week, I'll be buying The Crow tomorrow.

I'm very excited about this competition, and I'll be sure to enter: your work is amazing.

- Laura

Alison Croggon said...

Many thanks, Laura and Rain. Pam, the US hardback Singing is (I believe) February, the Crow paperback is August. I'll try to sort out the pub dates soon, they confuse even me...!

Lewy said...

Alison, has 'The Singing' been released in the UK yet? I need to know as I intend to buy it as soon as possible thank you. Also I have been so excited for It's release so the name of a shop where it will be available would be nice, thank you.

Alison Croggon said...

Hi Lewy - The Singing will be out in the UK in September. Available from all bookshops with astounding taste, but Waterstones certainly sells the series.