Amanda Hocking

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21 Days

April 3rd, 2012 by
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Holy cow, it’s only three weeks until Ascend comes out. Time flies when you’re having fun and all that. Since Ascend is the final book in the Trylle trilogy, I’m trying to think of some fun things that I can do to celebrate. I have a couple ideas, but they’re still in the idea stage.

Oh, and I have fun news for fans of the Trylle books and people excited about the new Watersong series. But I can’t tell you yet. It’s a bit too soon. But trust me when I tell you that it’s fun.

I started writing this blog like eights hours, but get distracted by life. Oh, life, how tricky you are.

Oh, hey, while I’ve got you here – what are some fun things you guys would like me to do for the promotion of Ascend?

Before you ask, here are some things I won’t (or can’t) do:

  • change the ending of any book
  • do a book signing in your city (At least not right now. I’m not doing any touring for this book, because I’m busy working on other books right now.)
  • make the movie come out any faster (For more info on the movie, please check: here, but nothing new has happened on it)

I am considering doing a charity auction on eBay. That I would really like to do, actually. But I haven’t figured out how to set one up, what charity I would want the proceeds to go to, or what all I’d auction off. When I come up with more, I’ll let you know.

But otherwise I am open to ideas!

The first four chapters of Ascend are up: here for you check it out, if you’re interested. (Scroll down the page and click Read the Excerpt. I can’t link directly to it.)

Anyway. That’s all for now. Have a wonderful day and a pleasant tomorrow!

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  • gelfling11 says:

    Okay, I am going to try this idea again, as last time the Ipad erased my comment. Perhaps it didn’t think highly enough of it, but here goes. How about writing a love scene with Finn that could be thought of as a kind of deleted scene(e.g. the real deal)? It wouldn’t have to alter the story line at all if, in the end, it ended up just one of Wendy’s dreams;). Just to give Finn a little bit of a comeback?

  • Brittany says:

    You could look into any Domestic Violence Shelters in your area. They are always in need of donations and they are non-profit organizations that frequently get looked over and ignored. That’s awesome of you to do charity work as well!

    P.S. Love that your blogging a lot like you used too. 🙂

  • Anonymous says:

    The Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis would be a great place to donate! They hold events and have classes for writers of all levels and experience. There are not many places like it.

  • Would you consider Girls Write Now as your charity?

  • Anonymous says:

    You could auction off an evening with Eric. That would be really neat.

  • Johanna J. says:

    If we’re talking charities, my all-time favorites are no-kill animal shelters, as well as animal rights advocates. As for things to do to promote Ascend, giveaways are always awesome. You can ask people to like your facebook page and enter there, that way you get more fans and build up excitement.

    And you can do another one of those vlogs and answer questions. They’re always pretty cool!

  • Anonymous says:

    omg…. im soo excited i cant wait for it to come out im so happy it comes out on my 21st birthday!!!! the best bday gift ever!!!!!!

  • Hi I really enjoyed Switched, and thank you for signed copy, will cherished it. Please stop by shared author page and let the Indie authors and readers help with suggestions to which charities or contest your kindness could assist of the most needed.Respectfully, Sue Catherine. Added note; suggestion developing a concept month and have all fans contribute ideas. Like what kind of videos or songs could be linked to your stories. A DVD dedicated to the fantasy behind the stories to listen to.

  • Tara Gimbel says:

    I love that you want to raise money for charities. A couple charities close to your home could be Blooming Prairie’s Boys and Girl’s Club of America or Blooming Prairie’s Education Foundation. I know I would check out your eBay Auction.

  • BobbyG says:

    You can just party at home to celebrate. How about working to schedule a book signing this summer in Southern California. I would like to meet you and get copies of Torn and Ascend signed. Because of a lucky coincidence, a friend of mine lives near you and got me a signed copy of Switched the second week in January from Barnes and Noble in Rochester. Please come to So Cal soon.