09-10-2008 03:24 PM - edited 11-18-2008 10:05 AM
In The Believers, Heller offers a rich and comic chronicle of one family's struggles with the consolations of faith and the trials of doubt. We are pleased that Heller will be available to talk with us about the book in October, 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 in later this month and the discussion will begin on October 20. 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. Your participation in previous First Look Book Clubs does not automatically grant you access into the next, so everyone who is interested in this book and discussion will have to enroll.
Here is how:
1. Sign in
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 not a registered book club user, you can register by clicking on the register link in the upper left of this page. It's easy, and it's free. Be sure to verify your email address to complete the registration process.
2. Submit your information
Now that you are signed into your account, (sorry enrollment is closed). A new window to a private message (PM) will appear. (Two things you need to know to be sure that this window appears: Your private message must be enabled -- you can find that in My Settings > Display & Privacy Settings and your computer should allow pop-ups.)
Now that your private message is open, enter the following information into the window, as described below:
Sign up for The Believers!
Your Message --
(your mailing address, including zip)
(your daytime telephone number)
Note the following:
- Only one selection per person, so please choose carefully. Please do not register for both, as doing so will disqualify you from both clubs.
- 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 anyone else.
- Be sure to give us all the information required and do not include any other text in this message other than what is requested.
- Do not post the requested information on the boards. It should only go into a private message.
Click "Send Message"
You only need to send this message once. You'll receive confirmation of your enrollment via private message. It may take several days before this confirmation arrives, so please be patient. Once you get your confirmation, be sure to go to the welcome thread and introduce yourself!
These ARCs are limited and we will stop taking requests once we run out.
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.
09-16-2008 07:50 AM
09-16-2008 03:33 PM
That little blue circle tends to do that. As long as the "to" field is populated with FirstLook you can fill out the required information and send it (to make sure it went out you can check your "sent messages" tab).
I keep trying to sign up but the send to just keeps loading.
I read and knit and dance. Compulsively feel yarn. Consume books. Darn tights. Drink too much caffiene. All that good stuff.
09-30-2008 05:30 PM
I signed up on 9-16-08, have yet to receive a confirmation. My email seemed to go through alright and I double-checked to make sure I had the correct information. Should I resubmit or is it too late?
10-10-2008 11:43 PM - edited 10-10-2008 11:54 PM
Disregard my message below. After I sent it, I figured out what I was doing wrong. Thank you!
So is the option to sign up still available? I just found out about the session and was hoping I could still sign up, but when I select the "click here" option, it just takes me to the general forum page. (No PM window pops up.)
If it's too late to get the copy and join the 10/20 session, will there be another book coming up shortly after that?
10-15-2008 09:23 AM
10-15-2008 12:08 PM
I got my confirmation e-mail a long time ago, but I still haven't received my arc copy of The Believers. Is there anything I need to do to get my copy?
I would send either Karen or Maria a private message because one other person mentioned that they didn't recv. the book yet.