I think this is pretty much completely unprecedented. A book so new it has no cover is #1 on Amazon’s best seller list. And, yeah, it’s my brother’s book. No big deal.
Oh my god this is so cool. I love nerdfighteria.
Never have I felt so favourably towards Amazon. Jesus, next I’ll be buying a kindle and shunning indie booksellers (not that you can’t preorder The Fault in Our Stars in an indie bookshop or get it there once it’s out. It’s just… the #1 is so pretty). FIVE DAYS. You go, Glen Coco.
1. The publication date for The Fault in Our Stars is moving WAY UP! TFiOS will come out on January 10th, 2012.
2. I am still signing every copy of the first printing to ensure that every single preordered copy of the book is autographed by me, which I have recently learned means that I’ll be signing my name 150,000 times.
3. I will be live on YouTube momentarily answering your questions and signing your books. Come say hi.
None of this would have happened without your support. I cannot thank you guys enough. I can’t wait to share this book with you, and I’m so psyched I get to share it five months sooner. You can preorder yours here.
Do you know how soon the 10th of January is? EXTREMELY SOON.
An Imperial Affliction by Peter Van Houten
(This will the epigraph to my new novel, The Fault in Our Stars) — fishingboatproceeds
The English language, in all its massive, multi-volumed OED glory, does not contain enough words to express my enthusiasm about TFiOS. It is so. brilliant. I hope you’ve preordered it from your local independent bookshop *hint hint*, because you’d truly be missing out if you did not. I can’t wait to read it again and highlight and annotate and wear down every page. You might think I’m exaggerating a little - I am not. I loved this book and we all know I’m picky, regardless of whether it was written by a friend/secret relative or otherwise.
Here is a link to locate your local independent bookshop and preorder a copy: http://dft.ba/-tfiosindie
I’m not going to get The Fault in Our Stars the day it comes out.
I’ll probably get it in the mail a few days after.
If I see any spoilers on my dash
Seriously. I know the book doesn’t come out for five months, but early warning is fair warning: Posting TFiOS spoilers will indeed result in Tobuscus peeing on everything your love.
On a related note: Six years after Looking for Alaska was first published, people feel very comfortable posting spoilers. But you have to remember: Many nerdfighters haven’t read Looking for Alaska. It’s not their fault they were in fourth grade when it came out. So no spoilers for my other books either, please!
There is, of course, a surefire way to avoid spoilers: Preorder now and read it on January 10th. :)
Wikipedia tells me fourth grade is 9/10 (so Year Five). It is terrifying to me that there were people in fourth grade when LFA came out. I know there are lots of these people but I make the weird and perhaps narcissistic assumption that I am always the youngest. It’s like people who were MINUS NUMBERS when Philosopher’s Stone came out. MINUS NUMBERS!
One of my favorite contemporary artists, Gordon Matta-Clark, called his work Anarchitecture. I thought about the famous work Splitting (1974), a photograph of which you see above, a lot while writing The Fault in Our Stars. Matta-Clark took a home slated for demolition and split it down the middle. A house divided…and standing.