Giving Back to My Readers

April 4th, 2012 • Kate

…And only asking for a little bit of love in return.

As you may know, we’ve had quite a run of success with Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs, which has been on the New York Times bestseller list for 42 weeks and counting. And that kind of long term appreciation for a book is a rare gem. As a thank you from me to you, representing all of my readers, and all the readers of my clients’ wonderful, amazing titles, I’m giving away something big this time. Not just a couple of books I had in my office, not even a limited edition tote bag or flash drive (made especially for my clients as holiday gifts).

No, I wanted to do something bigger. Something that thanks you for your love of reading and rewards it. Shall I get to the point?

I’m giving away a brand new Kindle Touch.

Guys, *I* don’t even have one of these. I’ve got a first-generation Kindle, which is the 1970s Battlestar Galactica compared to the Kindle Touch’s shiny new reboot.

So what do you have to do to win? Actually, there are three different ways: first, leave a comment here. That gets you one entry. You can also check out my Page on Facebook and like me. Another entry. (What can I say? I crave your validation!) Or, you can tweet about the contest on Twitter, mentioning me, @DaphneUn, and linking to this post. That gets you a single entry as well. Want a better shot of winning? Do all three! (Maximum number of entries allowed is three, so please don’t spam your friends and Twitter followers, or think that multiple comments here will do the trick. One entry for each method of spreading the word!) I’ll randomly pick a winner from all the entries on Monday, April 9th.

And thanks. For everything you do that makes sitting here and blogging and crawling through the slush pile worth it. Thanks.

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134 Responses to “Giving Back to My Readers”

  1. AV Johnson Says:

    Thanks for the chance to win one of these. My home technology is so 2005?


  2. katewhite223 Says:

    Woo hoo! Thanks for the rad contest!

  3. MT Fierce Says:

    I feel kind of guilty leaving a comment, but why not? I find it hilarious that I picked up "Miss Peregrine's" completely oblivious to your connection to it.

  4. Alwyn Says:

    Thanks for the contest! I would love to have an e-reader but a bit broke for one at the moment. Probably because I spend all my money on books anyway 🙂 I read Miss Peregrine back in the summer when I was sent to Paris for work (weirdly that's the third book of yours that I have read in Paris!) and loved it!

  5. Winnie fryer Says:

    Great book, would love to read it again on a kindle!!!!!

  6. Ella Schwartz Says:

    Thanks for a great contest! I liked your facebook page (Ella Schwartz). Congrats on the success!

  7. Kaitlin Says:

    Wow. What an amazing giveaway! I hope I’m the winner!

  8. Leah R. Says:

    Hi! Tweeted, Liked and now commenting that I don’t gave a reader at all. I would love to win, so I will keep my fingers crossed!

  9. Addy Hall Says:

    This is fantastic! 😀 If I win. I will donate all of my proceeds to cookies. But then I'll steal them back after I eat those cookies. I'm tired and I make no sense. I love you.

  10. Jillian Says:

    Ahhh I loved Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children! So quirky and fun and such a great read. Would love to celebrate its 42 weeks by rereading it on a prize Kindle Fire! 🙂 I'm an English teacher and I just had a lot of success doing a unit with my AP kids in Providence reading novels on e-readers at our school. I never thought I'd convert before that, but they actually taught me how to utilize the features, and it would be so cool to have my own now! Great giveaway; thanks for sharing!

  11. sharlalovelace Says:

    Yay…pick me!!! lol…okay now I'm going to Tweet it.

  12. Erin R. Says:

    What an awesome prize! You’re the best 🙂

  13. Emily Says:

    Hooray for Daphne!! And Ransom too. So exciting to see people’s dreams coming true. 🙂

  14. Samantha Says:

    Congratulations! What a generous giveaway!

  15. Margie L Says:

    Awesome contest! Happy Easter as well to you and yours!

  16. maliK Says:

    Aunt kate I love the peculiar children book nice job with the agenting but would love a kindle even more love you bye.

  17. Emma Says:

    I loved Miss Peregrine’s! Such a wonderful concept, beautiful photos, and a brilliantly-told story!

  18. Deena Says:

    MISS PEREGRINE was a fave of my school's Newbery Club — all the teens wanted it to win the ALA's award! 🙂 Congrats on the awesome success to you and Mr. Riggs!

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  20. May Richard Says:!/FireStarBooks/status/18920

    tweeted 🙂

  21. May Richard Says:

    Liked your fb page as May Richard

  22. Jennifer Markland Says:

    I loved the book, and I know I am not alone! I liked your page as well on facebook.

  23. Jenni Parish Says:

    Thank you for all that you do to help bring amazing books into the world!

  24. Stephanie Dow Says:

    Congratulations on the success of Peregrines! I just went and picked it up from my local Barnes and Noble! Thank you for the incredible contest!

  25. becca h. Says:

    What a great prize! Thank you for such a fun contest! And congrats 🙂

  26. Chersti Nieveen Says:

    What an awesome contest!

  27. Shimon Lerner Says:

    Tweeted, liked and commented. Would love a new kindle!

  28. DaphneUn Says:

    Shimon, send me an email with your mailing address. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

  29. ***Dave Says:

    Wait, so I just have to comment here to potentially win? Awesome!

  30. @LSMatson Says:

    Ok, FWIW, I love the '70's Battlestar Galactica. 😀 *dates self* You're amazing. Your blog rocks, so do the books you represent, and you treat prospective clients/querying authors with incredible respect and professionalism. *offers cupcakes and warm wishes for the perfect pair of summer wedges*

    Count me out for the Kindle (don't need it :D) but I wanted to say you're one of the coolest agents out there, and this contest is a prime example of why. Congrats on your success! So happy for you & Ransom! yay!

  31. Tammy Darling Says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!
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  32. Ariel Says:

    Congratulations on Miss Peregrine's! We've had a pretty hard time keeping it on the shelves at the secondhand bookshop where I work, as well. =]

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