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Butterfly Swords Bookchat & Kobo Reader Giveaway

butterflyswordsfront-1I wanted to promote Butterfly Swords, not only because it is a good book, but because it is a book that is set in a non European locale with non European characters. Not that I don’t love a good UK set romance. I do, but there is a plethora of them. Kobo eReaderAnd given all the struggles that authors have had trying to bring multiculturalism to fiction (think of the passing by big chains of Cindy Pon’s Phoenix Rising), I think it’s quite brave of Harlequin to buy this book, put some marketing muscle behind it (it was the only Harlequin Historical offered at NetGalley), and place an in-your-face Asian chick on the cover.
I contacted Kobo Books and asked them if they wanted to partner with Dear Author in promoting this book and they offered up a super generous giveaway. Kobo will give away one Kobo Reader to a random customer who buys Butterfly Swords during the month of October. So from October 1 through October 31, if you buy Butterfly Swords from KOBO BOOKS, you will be entered to win a Kobo Reader.

Dear Author will also be hosting a bookchat for Butterfly Swords here on one of the following dates to be determined by your poll answers (poll will close tomorrow at 5 am CST).

Best time for a Butterfly Swords chat at Dear Author

  • Saturday, October 9, 6-8 CST (54%, 20 Votes)
  • Friday, October 8, 6-8 PM CST (46%, 17 Votes)

Total Voters: 37

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Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com

6 Comments

  1. Tweets that mention Butterfly Swords Bookchat & Kobo Reader Giveaway | Dear Author -- Topsy.com
    Sep 29, 2010 @ 11:51:43

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  2. Kim in Hawaii
    Sep 29, 2010 @ 13:34:20

    Mahalo, Jane, for asking when would be the best time for readers to participate in a book chat with Ms. Lin. She is a rising star who would be fun to meet in not in person but over the Internet.

    I agree with you that the romance industry should promote this book as it breaks some long-standing molds. Then again, I believe it will sell well in Hawaii, which celebrates diversity.

    Indeed, it might be “quite brave of Harlequin to buy this book,” but it’s easy to be brave when the original manuscript won the 2009 Golden Heart® award for historical romance.

    But I am rooting for Ms. Lin for other reasons – she is a teacher. She will be featured in my salute next week for World Teacher Day on October 5. Mahalo, Ms. Lin, for shaping our future generations and now sharing with romance readers!

  3. Jeannie Lin | Award-winning historical romance author
    Sep 29, 2010 @ 14:58:12

    […] Book Chat: Dear Author is hosting a book chat for Butterfly Swords next week either Friday or Saturday. I’ll be attending–quite nervous about it! Kobo books is also having a Butterfly Swords promotion in the month of October. Click here for details and poll for times. […]

  4. Estara
    Sep 30, 2010 @ 12:27:23

    Oh lovely, I’ll finally be able to buy it.

  5. Jeannie Lin | Award-winning historical romance author
    Sep 30, 2010 @ 18:50:02

    […] According to Jane: “I wanted to promote Butterfly Swords, not only because it is a good book, but because it is a book that is set in a non European locale with non European characters. Not that I don't love a good UK set romance. I do, but there is a plethora of them. And given all the struggles that authors have had trying to bring multiculturalism to fiction (think of the passing by big chains of Cindy Pon's Phoenix Rising), I think it's quite brave of Harlequin to buy this book, put some marketing muscle behind it (it was the only Harlequin Historical offered at NetGalley), and place an in-your-face Asian chick on the cover.” Entire blog post here […]

  6. Estara
    Oct 01, 2010 @ 18:41:42

    Also, Kobo has a promotion on the front page until October the 3rd, so buying this was a dollar less for me.

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