Saturday, February 26, 2011

The Sky is Everywhere Contest!

I first heard Jandy Nelson read an excerpt from The Sky is Everywhere during her graduate reading at Vermont College of Fine Arts. The words absolutely sizzled from her lips, and I couldn't wait to read the whole thing. Unfortunately, I had to wait until the publishing world caught up. When I read the finished book, I started it over and read it again. Then I bought a copy to give to my sister. (Yes, I GAVE it to my sister.) Now, thanks to a pay-it-forward contest, I am soon to have my very own copy and give away yet another copy.

Casey McCormick began a pay-it-forward book contest for The Sky is Everywhere in an effort to spread the love, and to generate new sales for a talented author. Her contest inspired other contests, one of which was sponsored by Melissa Writes Fiction, and I won that contest. Yippee!

So, to make good on my promise, here is my own pay-it-forward contest.

Please read the rules below, because this contest is a bit different. The most important condition is that if you win, you MUST buy a new hardcover of the copy and give it away on your blog.

Just comment on this post (1 entry), tweet about this post (1 entry), put this post on your Facebook wall (1 entry), and you will have a chance (or two or three) to win your very own brand new copy of THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE. Please be sure to let me know in your comment if you have tweeted or posted on Facebook.

So the rules:

1. You MUST have a blog where you can give the book away.

2. You MUST be willing to hold this exact giveaway on your blog in which you purchase this book for someone else (or give away the one you receive from me, IF you don’t love it) and require that YOUR winner do the same. Preferably within TWO WEEKS of receiving the book from me.

3. If you win, PLEASE enter your giveaway into the linky widget on Casey McCormick's blog and have YOUR winner do the same. Then Casey can track how long the chain lasts and how many purchases result from this give-away.

4. Open to US residents only.

5. The contest will run February 28th to March 7th MIDNIGHT EST. I will announce the winner on March 8th and the chain will continue.

If you don't want to enter the contest, but want to give away a book on your own blog, head over to Casey's blog and add yourself to the linky at the bottom.

Jandy is a brilliant writer (and she also has a pair of black shoes with round heels that I covet); I'm thrilled to be able to support her work this way.


  1. I think this is a fabulous idea! I've blogged about it ( and posted it to my Facebook. I'm thinking about starting my own pay-it-forward give-away with books that I think should be read. Great idea!

  2. What a fantastic, amazing idea. I don't blog (yet), but I can attest to the awesomeness of The Sky Is Everywhere.

    I started the book one evening about 9:30, telling my husband I'd be up to bed soon. At 4:30 in the morning, I closed the book, wishing I could read it all over again for the first time.

  3. So glad to see people continuing the giveaways. Thank you!!!

  4. Hey Ginger, this is awesome! I love this book. And Jandy is an amazing person and writer. I think this book would be wonderful to feature on my blog, so I'm in. (You'll have to coach me through how to do the wicky thing if I win, though.)


    (I also can't figure out why sometimes I have to post as the title of my blog and sometimes it automatically knows my name--so sorry, I'm not trying to be obnoxious and promoting my blog.)

  5. I've wanted to read this one for a while now. Such a great idea to pay it forward!