Luminaries SWEEPSTAKES! 🌙
Enter if you dare...
1. Welcome to the LumiNerds Substack!
After much deliberation over the best way to move forward with both the LumiNerds mailing list and my much larger Misfits & Daydreamers list, here’s where I’ve ended up.
Welcome to Substack, friends. Still free for you…and now also free for me. 😉
I’m excited because while I can’t make our updates nearly as pretty as before, we DO have all sorts of fun, new features—namely LEAVING COMMENTS!
In other words: we can get the gang back together again and chitchat. No more emailing in a void. Now, if you like something or you have a question, you can just leave a comment…
And I’ll answer!
Seriously! Give it a try.
On top of that, I have uploaded all the “greatest hits” of extra content and sneak peeks so that people can find it all in one, easy to navigate place.
And of course, everything will still land in your inbox!
2. Exclusive sweepstakes only for LumiNerds!
GUYS!! Tor Teen has made the most beautiful boxes filled with Luminaries-themed swag—and they’re kindly giving me a whopping 15 (!!!) to give to YOU.
An advanced reader copy of The Luminaries
A button that says “I’m a LumiNerd (boop!)”
A poster featuring Winnie in the forest on the night of her hunter trial…
Postcard featuring a letter from me!
Temporary tattoo of the Wednesday clan bear!
Luminaries enamel pin that says “Join the Hunt”
Like I said, we have 15 to give away, and you can enter the sweepstakes at the button below!
3. Read the first 100 pages of The Luminaries
Yeah, you read that heading right: you can now read the first 100 pages in the final version of The Luminaries.
You don’t have to be approved. Just click the link, make a Netgalley account (if you don’t have one), and BAM! The first 1/3 of the book is yours to read.
This is just for LumiNerds!!!!!! So please don’t share.
Now, onward to the reading! Enjoy!!
4. The Hunter Trials are finally coming in September!
I’m thrilled that, thanks to Substack, I finally have the Hunter Trials all ready to go.
So what are they?
A fun way to interact and spread the word about the upcoming release of The Luminaries—by the ORIGINAL READERS. The OG fans. The hipsters who “liked the Luminaries before it was cool.” (Lol, let’s hope it gets cool…🤞)
Starting in September, I’ll be sharing challenges with fun, very exclusive prizes to win for participants. These will of course be totally optional!
There will be two challenges per month, and interspersed throughout, I’ll have activities and chats and extra content on the main Substack for everyone! (Again, all totally optional.)
What if I don’t want to participate?
That is 100% okay. I promise I will still love you.
You can go unsubscribe from the Hunter Trials + Community Extras on the main website. Just click on your account in the top right and choose “Manage Subscription.”
Hey, but what if I DO want to participate?
Hooray! You will be automatically subscribed and don’t have to do anything but wait for the challenge to reach your inbox!
And of course, anyone can join in at any time or dip out at any time. I just want us all to have fun!
5. Don’t forget to pre-order!
I will keep being annoying about this. Forgive me. It is part of the job, and as mentioned in my main newsletter a few weeks ago, PRE-ORDERS CAN MAKE OR BREAK AN AUTHOR’S CAREER.
Mine is definitely on the line again, which I know people struggle to believe. But this has always been a catch-22 for me. I have great social media follower counts and a hugely successful newsletter…
But I struggle to convert those numbers into sales. I mean, I don’t just struggle—lol—I downright fail. 😵💫
So all of this is to say: please preorder. It really does mean the WORLD to me.
P.S. I will share UK pre-order links as soon as I have them—as well as the gorgeous cover.
Thank you for reading, dearest LumiNerd. Know that I value you and your support immensely, and I hope you’ll drop by the Substack to see all the fun goings-on.