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How To Snag A Copy Early

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STATUS: New York is quiet this week. Even though the holiday is tomorrow, lots of people take vacation time for the long weekend. Speaking of holidays, I won’t be blogging tomorrow. See you on Thursday.

What’s playing on the iPod right now? GLAMOUR PROFESSION by Steely Dan

I cannot tell you the amount of emails or comments posted I’ve received from readers dying to get their hands on SCHEMES OF LOVE by Sherry Thomas since that sale to Bantam last year.

These avid fans don’t want to wait until spring 2008 to read beyond the first chapter sample Sherry has posted on her website.

If you are one of them, I’ve got some good news. If you are going to be at RWA in Dallas next week, your wait is over. Bantam Dell is giving away 100 free ARCs of the novel and Sherry will be on hand to sign it.

So, if this is what you’ve been waiting for, you’ll want to take down this info.

First, Bantam renamed the book. They thought “SCHEMES” sounded too cynical. Now Sherry and I actually really like the new title PRIVATE ARRANGEMENTS. However, we don’t want folks to be confused. The projects are one and the same.

Two. Look at this gorgeous cover. Bantam is even springing for the step-back (almost unheard of for a debut author).

Three. Check out who has read this novel already and loves it.

“A love story of remarkable depth…Entrancing from start to finish.”
—Mary Balogh, New York Times bestselling author

“Exquisite, enchanting…An extraordinary, unputdownable love story.”
—Jane Feather, New York Times bestselling author

Four. Be sure to attend the Bantam signing at the Hyatt Regency Dallas on Saturday, July 14, 2007

2:30-4:00 pm
Marsalis Ballroom, Section B(2)
Hyatt Regency Dallas

13 Responses

  1. Vicki said:

    Thanks for the heads up. I’ll be there hoping to get my copy. Of course I’ll buy it once it comes out as well. Must support the writer!! 🙂

    There is something special about ARC though. If I could add a small rant here: I’ve seen ARC on ebay. Why? I do not know. I’ve actually emailed a few of the sellers asking why in the world they would do that when an ARC’s are not given out lightly. No one repsonded. I didn’t think they would.

    Hope everyone has a wonderful and safe 4th of July.

  2. Kaytie M. Lee said:

    I love the title “Private Arrangements,” too.

    Could you (or someone) explain what you mean by Bantam “springing for the step-back”?

    Thanks, and congratulations to Sherry Thomas!

  3. Sherry Thomas said:

    Hehe. Just got the bookmarks today. Enough to last me a lifetime.

    Kaytie, a step-back cover is a cover where you flip open the cover and there’s another picture underneath it. It is more expensive to produce (but I’ve always, always wanted one) so it was a huge squee moment when my editor told me that it would be a stepback.

    For folks attending the RWA conference but can’t make it to the Bantam/Dell autographing, there would be 250 copies of the ARC in the goody room also.

  4. Jude said:

    Dang, I have to get someone to snag me a copy! I am not attending National this year, but am still running Blogging National. I suppose it would be tres tacky of me to post a plea there …

  5. Liz Wolfe said:

    *bangs head on keyboard* waahhhh! I’m not going to RWA this year.
    I hadn’t even heard of this book but the cover has me totally entranced.

  6. beverley said:

    I am so there and I will be in the goody room to pick up my copy and then at the your signing to get my copy signed. I’ve been absolutely chomping at the bit to get my mitts on this book!! See you there.

  7. Terry Stone said:

    Wow, what a beautiful cover! And if this is your debut cover, imagine the next one.

    Followed the link, read the excerpt, and am now pouting at having to wait so long to read this book.

  8. Sherrie Super said:

    Awe man, I feel so teased…that excerpt made me want to read the whole thing, and not just because the author has such a cool first name. I was hooked right away.


  9. Derrick said:


    This cover is stunningly beautiful! I am so happy for Sherry! This book will sell, and even though I don’t do romance, I am tempted to buy it, just because of the beautiful cover!