Terry and I attended the San Diego Comic-Con a few weeks ago in support of The Shannara Chronicles.
You guys have seen the pictures. You guys have seen the trailer. You guys know The Shannara Chronicles will air in January 2016.
But many of you asked me one question upon my return home:
My answer did not make you happy. The reality is, it is nigh impossible to get one. There were only 2000 produced and they were given out in their entirety at Comic-Con via the MTV booth as well as the Del Rey Books booth. And like all exclusives, you had to be at the convention to get one—or find one on the secondary market like eBay.com (which there seem to be a few, by the way).
But my fiancé and I brought six of these home, knowing that hosting a series of monthly giveaways from now until January would soften the blow somewhat.
I am using these books to help grow awareness for The Shannara Chronicles. That involves all of you. You guys are the vehicle to spread word about the TV series and make it an out-of-the-gate success.
Here are the Rules for the August Facebook Giveaway:
- Contest open to the entire world.
- Only one entry per person. Anyone who enters twice or more is automatically disqualified.
- Contest ends August 31, 2015.
- Winner randomly selected.
- Must change your Facebook cover image for the entire month of August. Details below!
First: Save this image to your computer:
Second: Upload the image to your Facebook page via the upload button in the upper-left of your cover image, then on the image post make sure it is set to “PUBLIC” as seen below:
Third: Re-position the image to your liking!
Finally: Once you have done that, fill out the entry form below, leaving your name, email address, mailing address, and link to your Facebook page for verification of the upload! Then click SUBMIT!
It’s that easy. You are done and entered into the giveaway!
I know, I know, some of you don’t use Facebook. That’s why in the coming months there will be additional giveaways—for Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, a general giveaway for everyone, etc.! Post any questions you might have below and I’ll answer them when I can.
Go forth! And spread word about…
…The Shannara Chronicles!
57 responses to “Giveaway: A Comic-Con Exclusive Copy of THE ELFSTONES OF SHANNARA”
Done! Give me my book!
I would like to have a chance of winning this book unfortunately have done parts 1 and 2 of the registration but i have no clue how to get the facebook url
yours John Jones
Simply copy the URL of your Facebook account and paste it into the contest form. To do that, copy the URL in your browser address line when your Facebook page is pulled up in the browswer.
I used the mobile app and only put the /my name in. I didn’t see the other post about the copy paste. Do I need to resubmit or would that disqualify since it would be two entries.
No, Justin, I can probably figure it out on Facebook. No worries.
Thank you for the contest 🙂
i hope someday i will make it far enough west to see Terry Brooks at one of the events. until then maybe I’ll get lucky and win this book.
Concerning the august giveaway, how do I know my submission was received, and recieved correctly, email response? I don’t wanna submit another and be disqualified. Thanks.
There is no way. I can say I received your entry though.
WoAh this is some really awesome prize. I have just entered. Good luck to all, privelage to have the banner up!!
Thank you Terry Brooks for years of entertainment. Especially thanks for fantastic writing that doesn’t have to be raunchy to be great.
This is my facebook page. When I tried it offline it said it was broken. But it’s not. Can you see it?
Yup, see it just fine!
That’s pretty cool of you and your fiancé, Shawn! That limited edition looks nice! I wish the contest was being run on this website rather than Facebook, but I get the promotional aspect of it. Makes sense, I just see Facebook as a distant ancestor of the the Ildatch.
All done. Glad to support this show and Terry! Now just going to keep hoping on the book. Thanks for being excellent at your job, Shawn. Let me know if you ever want to retire and pass the torch.
Good luck everyone
Will you be able to check to see if you see my entry please?
Done!! Hope you can see it!!
This is amazing! I want one so bad, I get super excited every time I read anything about the show, but I’m not excited about the wait!
I just wanted to say: Thank you for the opportunity for winning this book. The Shannara series was the first adult fantasy series that I ever read and I can’t wait to see the show!
Thank you for the chance
Done! Favorite fantasy series of all time!
I like the banner I had with Terry in it, but this will do until the end of August! Good luck everyone! Keep reading!
Yay! I figured it out! I’m entered & so excited! 💓😎💓
*Keeping my fingers crossed* Used to have almost all of Terry Brooks’ books. Definitely my favorite author! Due to some unfortunate circumstances, I no longer have my prized Terry Brooks collection.
Sounds great, except for those of us who don’t use social media at all. No Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. Oh wait, I get it. No winners unless we socialize the event. I guess hermits are out of the running. Sorry Cogline.
I suggest you re-read the post:
“I know, I know, some of you don’t use Facebook. That’s why in the coming months there will be additional giveaways—for Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, a general giveaway for everyone, etc.! Post any questions you might have below and I’ll answer them when I can.”
If hardship counts, I should win because I just got home from 60,000 screaming teens and preteens at a Taylor Swift concert.
Can’t wait! !!
So we have to use that one afterall?…and I worked ‘so hard’ to make mine….
This is so exciting!!!!! Thank you souch for the opportunity!
Think I did it right. So excited, started the Shannara series when it came out. I was in high school then. I’m 47 now and have been a faithful follower ever since. Brooks, Speakman and Glen Cook are the only authors I read.
Done……what a great idea for those of us who couldn’t get to comic-con….good luck to all and if i don’t win i’ll see everyone in January for Elfstones, oh hey my birthday is in january!!!
I just bought The Sword, Elfstones and Wishsong on my kindle!
Thank you, looking forward to Reading the book and seeing the series in January
Done & done \m/
Done and bring on January 2016 🙂
Cheers to 2016 Brooks fans!!
Done! Hoping it went through, I would love to win this! Can’t wait to see the show!
Really hope I win this and I can’t wait until January. I have been a fan of Terry Brooks for almost 20 years and have reread some of the series several times now.
Done! Make me happy, and send me a book please.
I hope my trying came through! Would love to win this for my 5-year old Amberle (and her twin sisters, and myself ofcourse 🙂 )
I have read everything by Terry Brooks! Would love to add this to my collection!
Done! Thank you for the opportunity to win this!
Done!!! Really hope to win – would be super awesome!
I hope I did that correctly. That is the url that shows up
Done and Done sir! I do not enter many contests, but for my favorite book exceptions must be made!
i hope you don’t have any problem with the link to my facebook page.
Also I would not complain if Terry ever felt like swinging by Cleveland for a book signing!
Thank you for the opportunity!
It was great seeing Terry at Gen Con today!!!
Just a few words to say thank you for the hours of pleasure you’ve given me with your work since I first came across it in 1991, especially as I picked up Wishsong as my first read by pure chance.
Will we ever get to see you here in the UK at all?
Many thanks and kind regards.
I own a copy of The Elfstones of Shannara purchased many moons ago. Would that be considered one of the one thousand printed?
Elfstones had a first edition/first printing print run of 5000 copies. You can tell on the publishers copyright page at the beginning of the book. Use this page on the website to figure it all out: https://terrybrooks.net/collecting/