"Does Will's letter to Tessa contain anything spoilery for Clockwork Prince? Should I read the letter before, or after, the book?"

I'm guessing you mean the Barnes and Noble special edition that has a letter from Will to Tessa in it.




Okay, first:

All print first editions of Clockwork Prince in North America, the UK/Ireland and Australia/NZ are going to come with a letter from Will to his family, that he never sent, in the back. That's *ALL FIRST EDITIONS." So ANY PRINT FIRST EDITION, WHEREVER you buy it, will have the letter. Indie stores, Barnes and Noble, etcetera. (I have asked about kindle/etc versions, but it looks like they won't have it.) You can tell the first edition because it says "collector's edition" on the front.

* If you pre-order or buy within the first week or so, you will almost certainly get a first edition. It doesn't matter where you pre-order from. Beyond that I genuinely don't know how to tell you to ensure that you get one. Check the picture when you're ordering. If the cover says "SPECIAL COLLECTOR'S EDITION" that's a first edition.

More stuff:

As above, BARNES AND NOBLE in the US will be carrying their own special edition. It contains not just the letter from Will to his family, but ALSO an inscription from Will to Tessa in a copy of Tale of Two Cities. The splash sticker on the front says "love letter" and I guess you could think of it that way, but it's definitely an inscription in a book. I'd advise not reading it until you finish CP because I think it will mean more when the book's over. Otherwise I think it might just be confusing. (The edition is one of those 'it lasts till it sells out' things.)

Walmart is also going to be carrying their own special edition, so more 411 on that when I get more information. Their special edition is going to be Jem-centric and you can get it from them either in the store or online. [Because no one expects anyone to buy more than one copy of the book, ALL THIS SPECIAL CONTENT WILL BE POSTED ONLINE AFTER AN EXCLUSIVITY PERIOD OF BETWEEN 3-6 MONTHS.] My advice, just pick whatever your favorite it and get that, or get a regular first edition and read the content online when the exclusivity period's up.


*All these materials are being made available to international publishers and I will keep you updated as to how they will be available outside North America.
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message 1: by Casey (new)

Casey I cannot wait for this book to come out!


message 2: by Nina (new)

Nina I can't wait for this book! I want to know what happens, cuz the end of the last book left questions!


message 3: by Mimi (new)

Mimi I'm totally happy that the book is coming out soon. However, having two special editions will drive me crazy. Cause i'll be curious about both and won't want to wait for the special content to be posted online a few months later. Will you be selling the special editions on your website as well?


message 4: by Kara (new)

Kara yay cant wait til the book comes out
does the ARC that goodreads is giving out have any special edition things?


message 5: by Robin (new)

Robin Brown I just want the book knowing theres extra stuff that comes with it is icing on the cake lol


message 6: by Munchkin (new)

Munchkin I really want to read the next book. So exciting!


message 7: by Jianne (new)

Jianne MAN, I WANT TO HAVE THAT! But its going to be available in Hong Long ):


message 8: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Huddleston I have this on Pre Order. I cannot wait. I hope i get a special addition one, so i can get the letter :D CANT WAIT


message 9: by Chrissy (new)

Chrissy Om my I am bursting at the seams waiting for this to come out! THen I need to pace myself so I dont read all in one day and am left craving more!!


message 10: by Lovebianca (new)

Lovebianca can't wait i am literally jumping in my seat!!!!
love bianca


message 11: by anina (new)

anina can...not...WAIT!! :P :)


message 12: by Taylor (new)

Taylor I can't wait much longer! I'm so excited! :)


message 13: by Dani (new)

Dani Ablack Homigosh!!! I can't wait! Why do we have to wait SOOOOOO LOOOOOONG?!


message 14: by Keona (new)

Keona Chandler i pre-ordered my collectors first eddition and i enterd the contest so if i dont win i still get a book and if i do then i have a bok to keep and give as a gift. or even keep ne and save one in good condision, so i can have a nice one when i wear out the one i won. or bought. but i agree why sooooooooo loooooonnggg


message 15: by Keona (last edited Sep 26, 2011 10:46PM) (new)

Keona Chandler Taylor wrote: "I can't wait much longer! I'm so excited! :)"

i agree i totly cant wait ether.


message 16: by Anjali (last edited Sep 27, 2011 06:04AM) (new)

Anjali Keona wrote: "i pre-ordered my collectors first eddition and i enterd the contest so if i dont win i still get a book and if i do then i have a bok to keep and give as a gift. or even keep ne and save one in goo..."

I know right! Cannot wait! I want to pre-order mine From Amazon.ca but how can I ensure that it will be a collectors first eddition?


message 17: by Cassandra (new)

Cassandra Clare If you pre-order, you'll get a first edition.

The ARCs for the giveaway don't have any of the special content in them!


message 18: by Anjali (new)

Anjali Cassandra wrote: "If you pre-order, you'll get a first edition.

The ARCs for the giveaway don't have any of the special content in them!"


Okay, Thanks!!! Can't Wait! <3


message 19: by McKenna (new)

McKenna I Can't Wait!!! Love these books. I was reading the teasers on twitter and I just couldn't contain my joy!!!!


message 20: by Mary Beth (new)

Mary Beth I am so excited about the new book... comes out the day after my birthday... so its kinda a late birthday gift to me. :)


message 21: by Makaelabaker (new)

Makaelabaker why dont you just put the special content in all the copies, why do some people get to have more stuff than others just because they bought the special adition?


message 22: by L-D (new)

L-D Makaelabaker wrote: "why dont you just put the special content in all the copies, why do some people get to have more stuff than others just because they bought the special adition?"

Marketing 101, my dear. It increases demand and drives sales.


message 23: by Lily (new)

Lily Clockwork Prince will be my Christmas present to myself. I can not wait till it come out. I don't think I will be able to wait for Christmas. I think Chirstmas might come early for me. Love this book. I Love Will.


message 24: by Jennie (new)

Jennie There was a special content? I got the ebook version :'(


message 25: by L-D (new)

L-D Jennie wrote: "There was a special content? I got the ebook version :'("

you got it already? So early?


message 26: by Jennie (new)

Jennie Lan-Dinh wrote: "Jennie wrote: "There was a special content? I got the ebook version :'("

you got it already? So early?"


Oh! I'm sorry! I misread. I don't have Clockwork Prince yet. Sorry to create a misunderstanding!


message 27: by L-D (new)

L-D Ha - no problem. I know release dates are different all over the world so I was jealous!


message 28: by Ashlee (new)

Ashlee I can't wait for the book to come out I'm totally attached to it


message 29: by [deleted user] (new)

I am dying for this book to come out! Can't wait!


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