Stickers and Myspace and Tours, Oh My!

August 2nd, 2006

The rumors are true:

I've got'em all! A promo deal just for you with Clinique.com; my very own Myspace; and the dates, places, and times for the How To Be Popular Book Tour!

First things first:

If you've purchased a copy of HOW TO BE POPULAR, you might have noticed there was a set of stickers inside (the stickers are for you to peel off and stick on your favorite scenes–such as the ones to do with kissing–or tips from the book, for easy later reference).

The stickers were actually made in conjunction with my favorite cosmetics line, Clinique. Because HOW TO BE POPULAR is about a girl who is trying desperately to be popular, and who gives herself a physical AND mental makeover to become that way, we thought partnering with a cosmetics company to promote the book would be cool.

And since Clinique's got such a groovy teen skin care line (which I myself used when I was a teen, and still use today), we were like, Kismet, baby.

Of course, as the heroine discovers for herself in HOW TO BE POPULAR, there is more to being popular than having clear skin. But hey, it helps.

So check out the Meg Cabot page at Clinique.com and spread the word! The sweepstakes ends 8/30, but friends of Meg Cabot (well, anyone who visits the page and grabs the promo code) can receive free shipping on a clinique.com order until 10/31/06!

But wait…there's more.

We've just launched The Meg-A-Reader Program! As a Meg-A-Reader, you'll get advance access to new books, receive special emails from me, win prizes, and get Meg Cabot exclusives! So sign up! Only 500 Meg-A-Readers will be selected, so make your entry (you have to write a 50 word paragraph on “Why I Would Be a Fabulous Meg-A-Reader”) count!

And, as some of you have already noticed, I now have a Myspace page. I have actually had Myspace pages before, but those were reader-designed pages. This is my first official, publisher-sponsored Myspace. Check it out here!

And, finally, details to come, but here is the preliminary schedule for my
U.S. HOW TO BE POPULAR TOUR:

Thurs. September 7 at 6AM
TV satellite tour
Check your local listings

Weds. September 13 at 7pm
Barnes & Noble
Exton, PA

Thurs. September 14 at 7pm
Children's Book World
Haverford, PA

Fri. September 15 at 7pm
Barnes & Noble
Carle Place, NY

Sat. September 16 at 10:30am
Books, Bytes & Beyond
Glen Rock, NJ

Sun. September 17 at 7:00pm
92nd St. Y
New York, NY

Mon. September 18 at 7:00pm
Joseph Beth Booksellers
Cleveland, OH

Weds. September 20 at 7:00pm
Book Passage
Corte Madera, CA

Thurs. September 21 at 7:00pm
Books, Inc.
San Francisco, CA
(off site at Samovar Tea Lounge)

Fri. September 22 at 7:00pm
Kids Books event
Vancouver, Canada

Mon. September 25 at 5:00pm
Children's Book World
Santa Monica, CA
(off site at Santa Monica Public Library)

Tues. September 26 at 7:00pm
Vroman's Bookstore
Pasadena, CA

Weds. September 27 at 7:00pm
Border's Books & Music
Torrance, CA

Fri. September 29 at 7:00pm
Vero Beach Book Center
Vero Beach, FL

Sat. September 30 at 3:00pm
Books & Books
Coral Gables, FL

Sun. October 1 all day
Collapse
In exhausted heap

Remember, if I'm not coming to a bookstore near you, that's because no bookstore near you invited me! I can only go to bookstores and libraries that issue invitations to me through my publisher.

So get your friends, book clubs, and school groups to agree to attend if your bookstore or library DOES sponsor a signing, then ask your local bookseller or librarian to contact their HarperCollins representative (or email my publicist through my website)!

Natives of France, Germany, and Poland: I am coming to your countries this spring! It should be a rockin' good time for all.

A full update on my evening with Harry, Carrie, and Garp to come when I have had sufficient time to write it! In meantime, keep cool in the current country-wide heat wave!

More later.

Much love,

Meg