01-23-2009 11:45 AM - edited 02-23-2009 11:50 AM
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We're happy to announce that our next First Look selection is Sag Harbor, a novel by Colson Whitehead.
In this deeply affectionate and fiercely funny coming-of-age novel, Whitehead uses the perpetual mortification of teenage existence and the desperate quest for reinvention to lithely probe the elusive nature of identity, both personal and communal. He will join our discussion in February, months before the book will be published!
You will receive a free advance reading copy and access to the discussion with the author. The ARCs will mail soon and the discussion will begin on February 16. The book club will be visible to the public, but only those enrolled will be able to post on the board and discuss the book with the author and other readers.
While we are happy to share this free book with you, the best way to ensure that we can continue offering this program to readers is for every recipient to come back and participate in the discussion. If you cannot find the time for the discussion that will be conducted from February 16 to March 13, please do not submit a request.
Here is how to enroll (ENROLLMENT IS CLOSED):
1. Sign in (ENROLLMENT IS CLOSED)
If you are not signed into your book club account, please sign in from the link in the upper left of this page. This is important. If you don't sign in, you will not be able to request a book. If you are having trouble signing in, please click here for more information.
If you are not a registered book club user, you can create an account by clicking on the register link in the upper left of this page. It's easy, and it's free.
2. Submit your information (ENROLLMENT IS CLOSED)
Now that you are signed into your account, (ENROLLMENT IS CLOSED). A private message (PM) will appear. Your private message must be enabled -- you can find that in Preferences > Display & Privacy Settings.
Now that your private message is open, enter the following information into the window, as described below:
Sign up for Sag Harbor
Your Message --
mailing address, including zip
daytime telephone number
Click "Send Message"
Note the following:
- This message will be automatically sent to the correct mailbox -- do not insert or replace with additional addresses. We are only accepting registrations there. Please do not attempt to send this message to another account.
- Be sure to give us all the information required and do not include any other text in this message other than what is requested.
- These free books are limited, only one per account, per person, please. We will stop taking requests once we run out.
- Finally, please do not post the requested information on the boards. Your information should only go into a private message.
You only need to send this message once. You'll receive confirmation of your enrollment via private message, not via email. It may take up to a week before this confirmation arrives. Once you get your confirmation, be sure to go to the welcome thread and introduce yourself!
Thanks for your enthusiasm, and for being a part of the Barnes & Noble Book Clubs. If you haven't done so already, please have a look at all our current discussions. There's a lot going on!
01-26-2009 06:15 PM
02-02-2009 09:53 AM
I am concerned that I haven't received a confirmation message yet. There seems to be limited time to get the book shipped in order to read it before the discussion begins on the 16th. I have participated in 3 previous First Look discussions and have always received the confirmation message within 2 -3 days.
02-02-2009 10:01 AM
02-03-2009 11:07 AM
Thanks for the feedback. It has been almost a week, but hopefully I will get confirmation soon. I look forward to participating. I love this Book Club!
02-04-2009 11:42 AM
02-18-2009 09:10 AM - last edited on 02-18-2009 11:07 PM by Rachel-K