Elspeth Cooper

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David Gemmell Legend Award 2013

The mighty Snaga

Well, whaddayaknow. TRINITY RISING is on the longlist for the 2013 David Gemmell Legend Award – in some very fine company indeed. Lawrence and Williams and Bear*, oh my!

I was thrilled to be shortlisted for the Morningstar ‘Best Debut’ in 2012 with SONGS OF THE EARTH, and am more than chuffed to be considered a worthy contender for the Legend this year.

Is it likely I’m going to win? I’m up against LordGrimdark himself and RED COUNTRY – what do you think? However, hope springs eternal and yon axe would look exceedingly fine in my office with the rest of my arsenal collection of sharp shiny things, so if you’ve read TRINITY RISING and you want to nominate it, go right ahead. It’s a really easy public vote, and you can do it in a couple of clicks HERE. Voting is open until July 31st.

Of course, you are completely free to vote for anyone else on the ballot who strikes your fancy, and I absolutely will not hold it against you in any way. At all. Promise.

* And Abercrombie and Weeks and Deas and Erikson and all the rest, but it spoiled the joke** to include them all.

** Yes, I know, it wasn’t much of a joke.

 

Monster book giveaway winners!

Stack of Trinity Rising paperbacksLast month’s monster book giveaway closed at the weekend, and the winners have now been drawn*. Check your email to find out if you’ve been selected.

During the draw, I noticed a few things – data points, if you will:

  • The SONGS giveaway was massively over-subscribed, with 240 valid entries to TRINITY’s 49 – that’s almost 6 to 1. This was largely because so many of you hadn’t read my books before, or didn’t specify a book and so got entered into the SONGS draw, or you were cheeky and asked for either or both.
  • Lots of you are called Mike (7). Even more of you are called Chris (9). A surprising number (43, or 15%) have names beginning with the letter J. There was even one lady named Ellie, like me (but it didn’t earn her any special favours).
  • A couple of wee scamps commented more than once. One looks like an accidental double post, so he gets a pass. As for the others, yes, I de-duped your email addresses. I’ll hold my hand up and say multiple entries were not explicitly prohibited, and it’s entirely possible that WordPess screwed up (perish the thought) but in the spirit of fair play, you got one entry each.

Stack of Songs of the Earth paperbacksMonster book giveaway – now even monsterer!

Whilst we’re on the subject of fair play, the extremely high number of entrants for SONGS left me minded to throw a few more books into the pot, so I have drawn a total of TEN winners for that one.

If I could have offered six times as many, i.e. 42, to give everyone a more or less equal chance of winning, whichever draw they were entered for, I would do, but alas Tor only sent me so many copies.

So without further ado . . .

SONGS OF THE EARTH winners: Steve, Haik, Daniel, William, Shelley, Matt, Paras, Linus, Sarah, Nadine.

TRINITY RISING winners: Debbie, Lorraine, Mark, Kirsten, Aaron, Shawn, David.

Congratulations, all of you! You will shortly receive an email requesting your address and personalisation details, and your books will go on the post on the Saturday after I receive your reply.

* For all those interested in due process, the winners were selected by importing all the commenters’ names, deduping and sorting into two lists, then I used a random number generator to select positions on those lists.

Book giveaway

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!

Folks, I need to clear some space on the shelves in my office. Gollancz just sent me another bunch of paperbacks, and there is no length to which I will not go in order to avoid dusting ’em, so the time has come to run another giveaway.

songs_tor_pbackFirst up, I have seven copies of the Tor paperback of SONGS OF THE EARTH to give away. Many of you will have aready read this, but I am reliably informed that there are people out there in internetland who haven’t yet heard of me (waves to the good folk of Reddit Fantasy) so here’s your chance to try a new-to-you author for free. You never know, you might even like it.

Second, I am giving away seven copies of the larger format UK paperback of TRINITY RISING. These are the not due in the shops until June 13th, so they’re new and shiny and unthumbed.

trinity_pback

Free stuff, people. Who doesn’t love free stuff? Oh, and I’ll sign and personalise each book, too.

This giveaway is open worldwide – all you have to do is leave a comment on this post before midnight UK time on June 15th, and tell me which book you want, then I will put all the names in a hat and select the lucky recipients at random.

When you comment, please make sure you give a valid email address so I can contact you for your shipping addy and personalisation details when the giveaway ends.

UPDATE: If you’ve not read my work before, you should start with SONGS OF THE EARTH as it’s Book 1 in the series. TRINITY RISING is Book 2. If you don’t specify which book you’d prefer, I’ll put you in the hat for SONGS.

UPDATE the second: If your comment does not appear straight away, my apologies, but due to a rise in comment spam I have to manually approve new commenters. I’m training the cats to monitor the feed in my absence.

 

Trinity Rising cover

Coming soon: Trinity Rising paperback (UK)

Trinity Rising coverI’m pleased to announce that the UK mass-market paperback of TRINITY RISING will be released on 13th June 2013 – with, I’m told, a bonus sneak peek at the first chapter of the next book in The Wild Hunt series, THE RAVEN’S SHADOW.

I will of course be doing some giveaways of signed copies (when I actually have some copies to sign and give away, that is) so check back next month for details.

As always, any giveaways that I run through this blog are fully international. I don’t care where you live, as long as you have a postal service of some description – be that a transdimensional vortex, a painted golem called Mr Pump or just an old man with a donkey who comes over the mountain every second Wednesday – you can enter.

Herewith some shameless self-promotion:

…settle down and enjoy Cooper’s eloquent prose, unique versions of the occult, and fine emotional range — Locus

And I didn’t even have to pay them to say that.

June 13th. Go. Read. Enjoy.

 

Trinity Rising giveaway winners

Three books on my deskUPDATE 09 MAR 13: Winners’ books were posted today – they should be with you within a week.

Wow – thank you all for such an amazing response to the giveaway!

I got so many entries that I’ve decided to throw in another book, because giving away just two felt a bit niggardly when sixty-odd folk had replied. So there they are, on my desk, waiting to be signed.

And now for the winners. By the wonders of the Random.org random number generator . . .

Congratulations Marika, Scott and Cindy!

You will be receiving an email from me shortly for your postal address and personalisation details, and your signed books will be shipped out to you as soon as possible. I hope you enjoy the read!

Didn’t win?

If you weren’t one of the lucky ones, there are still FIVE signed books up for grabs on Goodreads:

 

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Trinity Rising by Elspeth Cooper

Trinity Rising

by Elspeth Cooper

Giveaway ends March 10, 2013.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

 

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