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The Animated Book Trailer for The Raven Boys

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Whoo! Now is the moment that I can reveal the book trailer for The Raven Boys. Like the other trailers, I animated and wrote the music for this one (more on that in a post on Wednesday). I could say more about all that, but I might do another blog post on that, so it seems silly to go on and on here. Instead, without further ado:

Of course, the reveal of the trailer coincides with a contest for advanced review copies. This is my most grandiose one yet, as I have ten copies to give away.

The rules are very simple:

Post the trailer online somewhere, let me know where it is, and that’s your entry. Broken down:

1. All entries MUST be entered at this link, on the Contest Machine site. Links in the blog comments or on the Facebook post don’t count and WILL BE IGNORED by a WRATHFUL AUTHOR.

2. Post this trailer anywhere on the internet to count as an entry. Well, most anywhere. Post a link to it on your Twitter account. On your facebook wall. In a blog post. Tumblr. Things that you don’t have sole ownership don’t count, so — forums and things like that. Seriously, this is a common sense thing.

3. Each link counts as an entry, so enter them separately. If you post on your FB, Twitter, and your blog, enter three times with the link to each place in a unique entry. Do not enter the same link multiple times or you’ll be disqualified, baby. I have tolerance of technical errors, but zippo patience for cheating.

4. These advanced review copies are of the U.S. edition and are provided by my U.S. publisher, and they say this contest is U.S. only. So if you live out of the country, you MUST have a U.S. address to be a winner. Sorry! I know.

5. If you win, you have to e-mail me back with your mailing address within 24 hours, because Lover will be shipping this out before joining me in the UK, and that’s the window of opportunity. If you don’t reply, I’m giving it to the next person I draw, right that second.

I think I’ve covered the questions that normally come up on these things. It runs:

June 4th, 5:00 a.m. – June 11th, 5:30 p.m.

If you want the html to embed the actual trailer in your blog (thanks for that!), it’s this:

<iframe src=”http://www.youtube.com/embed/nWzaJrJUP-w” frameborder=”0″ width=”560″ height=”315″></iframe>

And if you don’t want to bother with all this fuss and instead would like to make me a very happy author by pre-ordering the book, remember that aside from options like the major online retailers and your local bookstore, the independent bookstore Fountain Bookstore ships signed copies of all my books all over the world (you have to email them to arrange international shipping). If you PREORDER from Fountain Bookstore, I will not only doodle in your book, I will sign it on this fancy limited edition bookplate that I had made just for this occasion. Yes, that is my art from the trailer. Oooh? Aaah?

Bookplate for Fountain Bookstore

Anyway, I hope you like the trailer, and those of you entering the contest, GOOD LUCK.

  • melissa

    OH MY GOD!!!!
    Think I just had a heart attack or something. Actually squeeled

  • http://miriamjoywrites.wordpress.com Miriam Joy

    Ach, damn it, US only? That makes me sad :(

    Nice trailer, though. Quite different from the style of your others – less sketchy. I think my favourite is probably still the one for Ballad though :D

  • Jessica

    Love the trailer. I can’t wait for this book.

  • http://mswritingspace.wordpress.com/ Melanie S

    I agree with Melissa. I squealed too! I absolutely love your trailers and make everyone watch them. LOL. I’ve been watching for this, but I wasn’t expecting a contest to go with it. Woowhoo!

  • Megan

    Oh damn, I entered before I noticed that it’s US only – cries :(
    Well I guess I’ll just have to part with my money and buy the book!

  • Ann J.

    The car in that trailer seemed awfully familiar….

    That was awesome! I’m glad that you, as a writer, stay so involved in things like the trailer. It gives me hope yet that there are opportunities for those of us with artistic ADD.

  • Michelle

    Naww… Can’t you include your international fans too…. :(

  • Mona Batchelor

    Exciting, as usual! I pre-ordered last month for my school, but am very tempted by the bookplate offer, personally. Is the release date still September 18? That is my birthday, after all. :)

  • http://twitter.com/IdaOlson Ida Olson

    Beautiful…and OH, THE SUSPENSE!!

    I just entered the contest with twitter and tumblr and got 3(!) confirmation emails for each entry. Really hope that doesn’t mean I triple entered each, because I might have to go cry somewhere.

    • Rebekah Shade

      I had a similar problem…5 emails for only 2 entries!

  • http://ofnotesandthings.blogspot.com/ Ellie

    Oh wow this looks so good! The style is so unique. I can’t wait to get my hands on this book!

  • Daisy

    I am so excited! :D
    It’s times like these i dislike living in the UK, i was so looking forward to entering the competition. :(

  • Crystal Martinez

    This is such a beautiful trailer!! Love it!! Thanks so much for a awesome contest…I can’t wait to read The Raven Boys!! <3 <3

    -@MadiganHeart

  • http://Www.thereisabookinmybag.blogspot.com Cristina

    What an awesome trailer. Loved it!! Can’t wait to read the Raven Boys!

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05454699052661180543 Demet

    as always: I love the music! it really gets you into this feeling .<

    • Demet

      and also as alway: Why US only??? I guesss now I have to find some american Friends.. any Volunteers??? ^^

      ohhhh and!: WHAT THE HELL??? Why is there a man with a gun at the end!?!?! O.O
      I sooooo wanna read this book!

  • http://www.mundiemoms.com Mundie Moms

    I LOVE THIS! I can’t wait to this!!

  • Michele

    What if you don’t have facebook, twitter, or a blog, how can you enter??

  • http://twitter.com/rarabesh Rara

    Super excited…. I’ll prob preorder anyway if it’s Limited Edition… You ARE a favourite author… Thank you for writing!

    • http://twitter.com/rarabesh Rara

      You’ll find the links to Raven Boys on my FB and Twitter.. I’d post to blog just for the entry count but noone reads it !

  • Anonymous

    what art meduim did you use ?
    Looks amazing

  • Rebekah Shade

    O.O My computer is stupid and I definitely just got 5 emails confirming what was supposed to be 2 entries (1 facebook, 1 twitter). Probably because it made me click a button to display all content and not just secure content. Any way to fix that so I only have the 2 entries I’m supposed to have? Fantastic trailer by the way.

  • Katherine

    if we post it on our fb wall do you have to be able to see it because mine is blocked to most people…

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1748564703 Amanda Fisher

      You should be able to make just that post public. There’s a little button next to the time stamp for your post (probably has a picture of two people or a padlock) and if you click on that it will give you the choice to make the post public. Also, you can link to the specific post by clicking on the time stamp and using that web address.

  • https://www.facebook.com/sam.geary.jones Samantha Jones

    Mesmerized and Amazed by Trailer – Check
    Entered incredibly exciting contest – Check
    Anticipation level raised 10 notches – Check
    Successfully identified electronic thingamajig next to coffee mug – ???

  • Emily

    cool trailer, but I really did like the ones for the Mercy Falls series and the one for Scorpio Races alot better.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1748564703 Amanda Fisher

    Hey Maggie,
    I entered twice (facebook and twitter), but Contest Machine sent me three confirmation emails. If I entered an extra time, it was an accident and you should feel free to remove the third entry. Sorry!

  • Sophia

    I too squealed like the excited fangirl that I am.
    Your trailers always make the release dates seem so much farther away! Still I posted the links in hopes of being one of the lucky winners. If not I’m very excited to pre-order so I can have a signed copy. Guess I’ll have to wait till the 11th to figure out if that’s necessary;)

  • http://twitter.com/hereticaneue Herey

    YAY, I can’t wait to read this book! Even if I *do* somehow win an ARC, I’m still going to pre-order from Fountain Bookstore; that book plate is gorgeous! Plus, it features Loki, so that’s a bonus, right? ;)

    [Something weird happened when I did my contest entries. I only entered twice, but for some reason I got 3 email confirmations. I swear, I wasn't trying to enter a link twice! Don't disqualify me or anything!]

    • http://twitter.com/rhetoricgirl92 CJ

      The same thing happened to me. Maybe an error on contestmachine’s part?

  • http://needtocreate.blogspot.com Tammy

    Hey, what fun to finally see the trailer. It would be great to have a .jpg of the cover and/or a “badge” to go along with in on my blog.

    Thanks for the chance to win an advanced copy of your book. The trailer is really lovely, of course!
    ~Tammy in Denver

  • Valerie

    Oh my goodness, I might have to pony up the cash for a pre-order because that bookplate looks LOVELY.

  • http://twitter.com/rhetoricgirl92 CJ

    I entered twice, once through twitter and once through tumblr, but I received three “thanks for entering” emails from contestmachine. I don’t know why that would be? Might that hurt my chances? If it might show as cheating?

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  • Julia T.

    The car in that amazing video looks alot like Loki…….. but red! :)

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  • Destine

    We have listened to the book trailer in our book club and the music was awsome we have bought some copies of your book because when we saw your trailer we were all very excited and I have wanted to ask you, I am making a film about myself and my friends we can turn into wolves. I was wondering if you could help me with the music. You can contact me at this email ‘ 11.lambert@ormistonventureacademy.co.uk
    Many thanks from Destinie

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Maggie Stiefvater
Hi, I'm Maggie Stiefvater

Professional novelist by day and artist by night. I live an eccentric life in the middle of nowhere, Virginia with my charmingly straight-laced husband, two kids, and neurotic dogs. I’m the author of the Books of Faerie (LAMENT and BALLAD); the bestselling SHIVER trilogy (SHIVER, LINGER, FOREVER), and THE SCORPIO RACES.

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