Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 2/23/20

February 23, 2020 Sunday Post 34

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):

Lots of work done on the house this week! I painted the entire kitchen and we also got more doors hung and trim put up. Then yesterday I removed trim from the family room. We’re making progress! (I’ll put up a couple of pics again next week when things are straightened up a bit more).

I’m also participating in WriteOn Con, an online writing conference. If you’re a writer, I highly recommend signing up for this. It’s WELL worth the $20 to gain access to all the sessions for a month. There are over 100!! You’ve already missed seeing a lot of the sessions live, but I find the recordings to be just as helpful (and live sessions keep going until 11 PM tonight!).

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:

From Edelweiss:

This week I got an email from HarperCollins saying my Edelweiss review copy of In the Red by Christopher Swiedler “is now available.” I sort of scratched my head about this for a while because I couldn’t recall seeing this book before. Plus, I’m auto-approved with Harper so I wouldn’t have needed to request it. Maybe they just really wanted me to review this one? At any rate, I looked it up and saw that it’s a middle grade survival story that takes place on Mars, and how awesome is that? So I went ahead and downloaded it. Thanks, Harper, for bringing it to my attention!

While I was on Edelweiss, I noticed that Efrén Divided by Ernesto Cisneros was available. Cisneros is represented by my agent, so I’ve been hearing a lot about it, and I was excited to get my hands on it!! It sounds like a powerful #OwnVoices story! The wonderful cover art for this book was illustrated by Jay Bendt. (Thanks again, HarperCollins!)

And, finally, I saw Ghost Squad by Claribel A. Ortega on another blogger’s list of 2020 books they’re looking forward to (I wish I would have made note of who it was!), and it reminded me that I really want to read this one. The artist responsible for the adorableness of this cover is Lorena Alvarez Gómez. (Thank you, Scholastic, for the review copy.)


 Great Discussions/Goings On Around the Blogosphere:


Pre-order Campaigns

(Make sure you scroll to see them all!) Listed in order of release date. Any new deals I 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 they might not be open until the date listed. Pre-0rder early for your best chance to get all the goodies!

Awesome Giveaways:

(Make sure you scroll to see them all!)

Twitter 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!

34 Responses to “Sunday Post: Book Pre-order Campaigns & Giveaways Galore – 2/23/20”

  1. Sam@wlabb

    Gold star for all the home improvements you are doing. Get it! I envy you all with your auto-approvals. I get that for Penguin adult titles (they almost always reject me for YA) and Sourcebooks titles, but would love them for some other pubs (who HATE ME!), though, Harper always says yes to me (and I love them for that)

    • Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

      I swear the Harper auto-approval was a mistake because they gave it to me years ago when I was still a baby blogger. I was sort of mystified, but I wasn’t going to complain!! Scholastic was a different story—they had me auto-approved on NetGalley and when they moved over to Edelweiss they specifically reached out to me to have me give them my Edelweiss address so I’d be auto-approved there. I’m also auto-approved with Little, Brown Books for Young Readers on NetGalley.

      Being auto-approved is very honestly both a blessing and a curse. I have had to learn to not even LOOK at the titles I’m auto-approved for unless I absolutely know I have time for more review books (which is never) because as soon as I peek at the list I see a MILLION books I want to read!!! (And it’s so easy to just hit the little download button. It’s right there. Staring at me.)

      • Sam@WLABB

        I have been “green lit” for a while by Macmillan and Penguin, but alas, they giveth and they taketh away. You have auto approvals with great pubs though.

        • Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

          Ha! Yes, I keep waiting for the “taketh away” part. I’ve actually been a little superstitious with the Harper thing, and I have some weird fear that just mentioning that I’m auto-approved with them might bring it to their attention somehow and they’ll realize their mistake. LOL!

  2. Mary Kirkland

    When I got my first auto-approval on NetGalley I was so excited. I now have 3 but that just means I have to limit myself to just a few books at a time because I could honestly go overboard. lol

    Looking forward to seeing the pictures of the home improvements.

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  3. Anne - Books of My Heart

    Yay for finishing house projects! Edelweiss hates me. I never have any trouble on Netgalley and I get more audio now anyway. I’ve thought about going into Edelweiss and posting all those reviews for when I got the books through Netgalley or audio instead but haven’t had time for it.

    Have a great week and enjoy those new books!

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  4. Jessica @ a GREAT read

    Oh nice! I don’t have many auto-approves with Edelweiss, but I have a few on Netgalley. Sadly I did lose my Harlequin Teen auto approve when they changed their name which kinda sucks in my opinion. Same publisher, new name shouldn’t mean all auto approves get null and void. It always baffles me when the publisher rejects me on one site but then approves me on the other. But I’ll take double chances to get approval either way! Lol.

    Nice new reads! They’re new to me ones but I hope you enjoy them all!

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    Have a GREAT day!

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    • Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

      That does seem ridiculous! Why on earth would a name change affect their auto-approvals. I was very happy when Scholastic moved from NetGalley to Edelweiss and reached out to me to make sure I still had my auto-approval. I thought that went above and beyond.

      It never occurred to me to request a book from Edelweiss if I get denied on NetGalley. There aren’t that many books I’m that desperate for, but I might keep it in mind… (Right now I basically only use Edelweiss for my auto-approvals.)

  5. Greg

    Ooh sounds oike the renovations are going well! It’s always nice to see things come together.

    The WriteOn conference sounds like a great resource.

    In The Red looks interesting!

  6. ShootingStarsMag

    I’m glad all the house projects are going well. I remember when WriteOnCon was just starting – it was a really cool online conference. I’ll have to look into it again.

    -Lauren

    • Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

      It seems like Edelweiss is a bit more temperamental than NetGalley as far as approving things goes. I read one time that Edelweiss is geared more toward booksellers than reviewers, so I don’t request from it often, but I do have those auto-approvals which are very nice!

  7. Nicole @ BookWyrmKnits

    I hate all the prep-work, but I love painting rooms! It really changes the feel of the house to change the color.

    Thanks for the link to the online writing con! I’ve was just thinking about looking up some online ways to get more connected to the writing world. This is a great start and perfect timing.

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