10.18.2011

FEELING A LITTLE WEEPY

so, there were a bunch of things i was going to update you on today, but i think that's going to have to wait until tomorrow. because i just got finished copies of SHATTER ME in the mail and i'm feeling a little weepy.

and i thought i'd share them with you.

this one is sitting in my editor's office!
sorry it's kind of blurry.




this is a shot of the US hardcovers and the international paperback editions. to date, SHATTER ME has sold in 20 territories (where it'll be translated and repackaged for each), but it'll also be available in certain open territories as an international edition in places like Canada, Singapore, Malaysia & across the Middle East (UAE, Bahrain, Qatar, Egypt, Jordan, etc). the international edition is always a paperback -- it looks very similar to the ARC, actually.

i'm feeling all kinds of emotional right now. i really didn't think it would hit me this hard, seeing the final copy in my hands like this, but it's pretty damn surreal. i can't wait to share the book with you, and i can't wait for you to be able to see it for yourselves. the interior details are so innovative and gorgeous and i'm just blown away by all that Harper has done.

i think i might go cry a little now.

big big hugs.

63 comments:

Kailia Sage said...

SOOOOO PRETTY! CAN'T WAIT TO GET MY HANDS ON ONE!

Rex Robot Reviews said...

Go you! This is awesome. And you know- I EFFING LOVED YOUR BOOK! Have been recommending it to all my friends. Can not wait to buy a finished copy:)

Jadi said...

That's so exciting! (insert more gushing) Congratulations and I can't wait till it comes out.

How many days now? *needs to add countdown somewhere*

Krispy said...

They are beautiful and shiny!!! Congrats again!

lee said...

Gorgeous! Enjoy it, lady. You deserve it!

Claire said...

Tahereh, they look fantastic! Congratulations, and enjoy this special wonderful weepyriffic time! <3

Dawn Kurtagich said...

It's so beautiful . . . I must fly towards it now . . . preeeeeetttttyyyyyy . . . . .

*drools a little*

basma aal said...

They look so pretty.

A.J. Mullarky said...

Congratulations on everything, they're just stunning :)

YA Book Queen said...

They look stunning! Congrats!

Thanks for sharing photos :)

Stacy McKitrick said...

Happy tears are the best! This is your time. Enjoy!

britney fitzgerald said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! So freaking awesome.

C.J Duggan said...

Yay!! Congratulations!! Enjoy every moment, you have earnt it. Can not WAIT to get my hands on this beautiful book, I have heard so many amazing things about. :)

kaye (paper reader) said...

That is one stunning cover (glad to see it's stayed the same), but one incredibly sexy book without its dust jacket. *fans self*

Many, many congratulations. You more than deserve it.

Emy Shin said...

This is so exciting! I can't wait to hold my own copy of it in hands!

Sarah Pearson said...

What a wonderful sight. Enjoy every moment, you've earned it.

Kathryn said...

HUGS FOREVER...

Congrats! I can't wait to read it! That is one fine looking book.

Fiona L said...

Huge, huge congrats! So exciting!! Can't wait till release day now.

LiLi said...

So as I was scrolling through the Reader I see these beautiful images, and I just had to keep repeating "Pretty...pretty, pretty, pretty..."

Becca Christiansen said...

Canada is getting the international paperback edition? Weird, we almost always get US versions.

Oh well, still excited to read it!

Julianna Helms said...

*sniffle* I'm so happy for you, Tahereh! So so happy! You deserve it!!!!

Caitlin R. O'Connell said...

Hooray hooray hooray! *all the hugs* I'm so happy for you! Congrats! :D

Charlee Vale said...

oooOOOooo! I might have to go buy a hardcover to go with my ARC!!!

CV

Ava Jae said...

The book looks GORGEOUS! I'm definitely going to have to pick up a hardcover copy--the design is just beautiful! Congratulations, Tahereh! You deserve this! *HUGS*

Hiroko said...

They're beautiful. I'm so happy for you, Madame Mafi. :D

Keriann Greaney Martin said...

Yay yay yay!! :D

T.V and Book Addict said...

They look amazing! Congrats to you. I can tell you're very happy and that's a wonderful thing indeed. :)

It must be extremely exciting that it's being translated into so many languages. Can't wait to read it mysefl!

Petra said...

The finished book looks great. Congratulations!!!

Megan said...

That's awesome! Congratulations!

Teril said...

That finished cover is spectacular!I cannot wait to read this book.

Laura Marcella said...

It looks awesome, Tahereh! Congratulations and I can't wait to read your novel!!!

Corinne O'Flynn said...

Congrats! My pre-order waits for the date!! So happy for you. :)

Daisy said...

Ooh, the PRETTIES! I'm so glad the cover for the international paperback resembles the ARC, cause I love that cover! And I pre-ordered it without it having a final cover yet, so YAY!
Can't wait to read it!! *hugs back*

Bryan Russell said...

It's all good, as long as you don't get all snotty when you cry.

Kamille Elahi said...

It looks so pretty! Congrats!

Will the UK book have a different cover?

April said...

Congrats! Those are beautiful! Now...how do I get on a preorder list? :) i have to have it!

April said...

BTW, I do realize the way is just to click on your widget there, and I'm going to. :) I was just being...cute I guess. :)

Ali Trotta said...

Very, very exciting!!! The covers look amazing.

I'm looking forward to reading it. :-)

houseoflaoch said...

Wow! Your book looks amazing! Congratulations.

Amanda Milner said...

Heck, I'd get weepy too! ;) Major congrats to you!! Go for it, get weepy, just don't get any tears or snot on your books because they are beeeaauuuutiiiful!! :)
I can't wait to read it!

Sherre said...

Awwww... congrats congrats congrats!!!! I am so happy for you!

Ghenet Myrthil said...

Yay! They look gorgeous. Congrats!!!

Clare C. Greenstreet said...

wow, can't wait to get a copy! When I see it in a book store I wanna take a picture and show you! Don't have a good enough camera or internet on my phone though.

Amanda J. said...

They're beautiful!! So EXCITING!!! :D

BookLuvr Mindy said...

So pretty! I can't wait to get my hands on a finished copy!

Rebecca T. said...

Oh my goodness. So gorgeous! I love the look without the dust jacket! HUGS ALL AROUND! *dances in a circle out of excited anticipation*

strongberry said...

Oh God....! i want one! :3 *_* hahahaha ♥

HELLO, WHO IS THIS SUSY? said...

Awww! HUGS! Congrats!!!! Can't wait to get my hands on a copy :D It looks so sparkly & cool....

Marsha Sigman said...

I want my own to pet and hang out with.

Congrats!

Heather Kelly said...

Thanks for sharing the book cover love--it is awesome how much detail went into the making of that hard copy!! So amazing. YAY :)

Madeleine said...

First of all, I totally would have been on top of all this pre-release news if I had been on top of anything in the past 7 weeks or so. It's more like my homework has been on top of me. And, yes, that is my awkward sort of an apology. Moving on... ;)

Have I told you yet that your book is one of the most gorgeous books I've seen all year? The slashing of the words is what snags my attention right away, and I love that they've incorporated it onto the book beneath the jacket.

Also, I ran into some extra ARCs (with the final cover) at an event I went to the other day (it's called PNBA. I mentioned it on my blog), and I passionately recommended it to anyone whose eyes were fortunate enough to notice it. I'd say I did the book a favor, but I'm a little worried I scared them. Hopefully they'll still read it!

I am so thrilled this book will be shared with everyone so soon. Everybody I've spoken to about it has shown interest, and everyone I know who's read it has been astonished by how wonderful it is. Thank you so much for writing SHATTER ME!

-Madeleine

Dorothy Dreyer said...

So awesome. I can't wait to get my copy! :D

Peggy Eddleman said...

I'm so happy and excited for you!

TheReadingOwl said...

WOW! Absolutely GORGEOUS! I hope you are really proud of yourself now :)

Ishta Mercurio said...

WOO-HOO! Can't wait to see them on the shelves!

The Book Faerie said...

Congratulations and I cannot wait to get on my hands on your book!

Lori Ann Stephens said...

It's like giving birth, but without all the blood and angry-baby-screams, and your baby is just breathtakingly perfect, isn't it? Congratulations! I'm so happy for you!

Shae Carcar said...

Lol i think i might go cry a little now. I can't wait to read it. I love the cover, but I especially love the words.. very inspiration!

Akira Villalpando said...

I'm sooooo looking forward to reading it! :)

TKAstle said...

You definately deserve a good cry. Something tells me no other moment of receiving the final copy of any future books you publish will feel quite like this moment.

Heartfelt congratulations. Savor the moment.

I'm sooo happy for you.

Q3 Technologies said...

when can we get our copy ?

Software Product Development

Emery Jane said...

Sooo excited!!!! I love this cover! its so perfect and I feel a little honored that I was one of the first people to get an ARC of this book. Its so wonderful to see this amazing book grow into something even better!

Taneika said...

I've only got about 100 pages to go and I LOVE it so far! Now, I really really want the hardback! It has different writing than the Aussie edition and it has lines through the words! That is awesome!!
You're writing is incredible, just by the way :)

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