Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 6/16/19

June 16, 2019 Sunday Post 54

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on my blog and share news about what’s coming up in the week ahead.

This past week on FYFA (and in my life):

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there!!

My daughter got back from Costa Rica and told us all about her trip. She had an amazing time and got to see so many cool animals like sloths, spider monkeys, toucans and capybaras. Plus, they went zip-lining and white water rafting. I am definitely jealous!

I finished my first editing pass for that project I’ve been working on. It’s been nice to focus on a project for a while. (Though it’s been a good excuse to procrastinate on my writing—need to get back to it!)

I just added a follow by WordPress button to my blog. Because lots of people seem to prefer to follow that way? At least that’s the impression I’ve gotten. Obviously most of my followers are via Bloglovin’ or regular email, but I figured it might make sense to give people the option of following via WP if that’s what they like to do. Hopefully the button works okay—I followed the instructions, but then it added an extra checkbox to my comment form (you know how I feel about that), so I went back and changed something in the settings. It seems like it’s still working, but I don’t have any account but my own to check it with. If you decide to follow me that way, can you please leave me a comment and let me know if it works?

And, then, while I was at it, I added a Feedly button. Again, lots of people seem to love Feedly. But now I’m nervous all the following options are just obnoxious? I like to give people choices, but I’ve been doing just fine without them before now. I don’t know…

Here’s what you may have missed on the blog since my last Sunday Post:

Book Blogger Birthdays and Blogoversaries:

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Here are the birthdays and blogoversaries for this week! I hope you’ll go wish these bloggers well on their special days! Make sure you check out the calendar to see what you might have just missed or what’s coming up. (If you want to be added to the calendar, it’s easy! Just fill out the birthday/blogoversary form.)

Book Haul:

For Review:

My kids still play Minecraft—at ages 14, 15 and 16. Maybe not as often as they used to, but they still create worlds sometimes, and I swear it’s what got my older daughter interested in programming. I had so much fun taking these pics because we have TONS of Minecraft stuff in our house—this is just a small portion of what I could have used.

Anyway, I was excited when I got an email from Random House publicity saying Minecraft: The Lost Journals was in the mail for me!

I also received School-Tripped as a surprise! Thanks, Random House, for both this one and the Minecraft book!

 Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:

Pre-order Campaigns

Listed in order of release date. Any new deals that I just added to the list this week will be denoted with a *** so you can easily find them!

Please note: Almost all pre-order giveaways run “while supplies last,” so I can’t guarantee that they’ll be open until the date listed. Pre-0rder early for your best chance to get all the goodies!

More Awesome Giveaways:

Lots of good stuff! Have any giveaways or great discussions happening on your site right now? Feel free to share them in the comments!

54 Responses to “Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 6/16/19”

  1. Rita @ View From the Books

    So much going on here, nice post! I’m excited to read your book when it’s ready (I think I’m correct that you recently wrote a story?) Anyway I was interested to hear about the Costa Rica trip. My son plans on going sometime within next 6 months and even took out a library book last week about it.

    Have fun reading!

    • Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

      Yes, you’re correct! I’m on submission (meaning my agent is submitting to editors). I can’t wait for people to read it too (thinking positively that it’s definitely going to happen). 🙂

      How funny that your son is going to Costa Rica too—hope he has a fantastic time!!

  2. Sophie

    OOoh your daughter seemed to have had a great time!!! Enjoy her now and spoil her rotten LOL Happy Sunday!

  3. Olivia Roach

    Congratulations on finishing that first editing pass for the project you’ve been working on! That must have been good. And I am glad your daughter had a great time and got back all safe and sound. I hope the follow buttons work out. I’ve been thinking about adding wordpress and feedly too (as I use feedly myself) but… I am still ever debating 😛

    Olivia Roach recently posted: American Fairytale [Book Review]
  4. Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

    Sounds like your daughter had a great trip! My nephew is currently on a mission trip in Haiti and we’re all a bit nervous since things aren’t exactly stable there right now. I’ve always followed you on Bloglovin so I’m good (lol) but I don’t think offering up other options can ever be a bad thing.

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    • Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

      My youngest was adopted from Haiti, so I’ve been there a few times. We always said we wanted to go back someday with the whole family, but it’s definitely the type of trip that can be a little nervewracking because you never know what to expect there.

  5. Marie @ Drizzle & Hurricane Books

    Ahh Costa Rica, this is so exciting, I’d be jealous as well, dreaming to see sloths someday ahah.
    Congratulations on your edits, yay! <3 and I have followed through WP and the button seems to be working 🙂
    I hope you'll have a wonderful week <3

  6. Michelle Parsons

    Not going to lie but I still play minecraft! I love it. It’s fun game to play even if sometimes the creepers scare me.
    Your daughters trips sounds so awesome! Such a great experience and memory.

    I hope you have a wonderful week, Nicole. Happy Reading and Editing! 🙂

  7. Jessica @ a GREAT read

    Very nice! Your daughter’s trip sounds amazing! Though I’d likely be too chicken because Costa Rica has me thinking snakes and I haaaate snakes! Lol. I’d love to do ziplining too, but then that has me thinking what if I get stuck somewhere and there’s a snake in the tree! So yeah…I’m a bit conflicted over that!

    Nice new reads! I never got into Minecraft. Before I stuck to books and blogging, I was a fan of Sims a lot! Sims 2 was where I was at when I stopped and I keep seeing Sims 4 and thought, wow am I behind! I always remember finding the cheat codes to add more money to my person’s income so I could build a house and personalize it tot he max! Lol. Those were the days!

    Happy Reading!

    Here’s my StS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂

    • Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

      My daughter did see a boa constrictor while she was there. And some very giant spiders—those would have freaked me out as much or more than the snakes! Love that you played Sims with cheat codes—my kids have definitely used a cheat code or two to get ahead in their games. LOL!

  8. Rachel

    Zip lining is so much fun! I want to visit Costa Rica someday. And spider monkeys! So cute. Glad to hear you got through your first edits. Happy reading, Nicole! 🙂

    • Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

      Ah, good! I’m glad that I decided to offer that option then. There’s no real reason for me to make it harder on people to follow me or to “force” them to follow me in a certain way. I figured more options were better. 🙂

  9. Sam@wlabb

    What an awesome experience for your daughter. Glad to hear she had a great time, and did some fun and daring things. What an adventurer. Honestly, I haven’t unfollowed any blogs in any way, but I only check them all via Feedly. I like the interface, and I don’t think you can ever offer enough options (especially with the way things change)

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    • Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

      I’m trying to gather my absolute favorite blogs (and ONLY those blogs) in one place, and I’m thinking that might be Feedly. I used to be really organized with Bloglovin’ and have a folder for my favorites, but I just haven’t kept up the organization. (Surprise, surprise.) And, yeah, that’s what I was thinking about giving people options—why make it any harder than it needs to be for people to follow?

  10. Kelly

    Your daughters holiday sounds amazing! Is she a bit of an adventurer? Ahh to be young again. If I had my time over, I’d probably holiday and explore a little more, especially if there were sloths involved. Congratulations on your edits! I’m not a writer but I can feel the pain of authors everywhere when it comes to the editing process, it seems so stressful so hope you’re taking lots of breaks and having time to wind down Nic. Take good care of yourself darling!

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  11. Dani @ Perspective of a Writer

    I followed through the button! It worked well. I don’t think the options are obnoxious at all. Though I may be following you twice now? I tend to add none WP blogs through their add a link option which doesn’t allow a bunch of things but lets me see you posted something in my feed.

  12. Jen

    Your daughter’s trip sounds amazing! I had a few friends who did a similar trip in high school and it’s always been on my travel list. And yay for finishing your editing!
    I can’t wait to see what you think of the Minecraft books. Both of my kiddos love that game and we’ve picked up a few different Minecraft books from the library that have been a hit. Could always use some more for his tbr. 😁

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