Macmillan and #SixofCrows Is Doing Marketing to Bloggers Right!

One of the best things about being a blogger who does this as a hobby and not a paying gig is when surprise packages show up on my doorstep from publishers. I love finding new books on my doorstep, but every now and again something shows up at might door that truly stands out from the crowd. Normally that package comes from Macmillan because they are awesome.

Today a package in black bubble wrap showed up at my door. It was pretty unassuming. "Awesome! A new book!" I thought to myself.

And then I opened it to find this.


It is indeed a book. A book, in fact, that I've wanted very much, and it's in some pretty impressive packaging.

First there's the pencil/makeup bag with an intriguing quote I assume is from the book.

Inside is a postcard sized one sheet about the book, but even it has been creatively designed to reflect something of the story. I like when marketing doesn't feel like just marketing and this playing card does that.


And then there is the actual box the book is in. It has wings. Really big wings (please ignore the state of my desk, Fernando keeps getting on me about cleaning it up).

And finally the shiny galley. This book is hefty, both in size and weight. I can't wait to read it!

Thank you so much, Macmillan! You guys made my day!


For those of you who haven't heard of Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo, here's the blurb. Get excited! It comes out September 29th.

Game of Thrones meets Ocean's Eleven in this brand-new book in the world of the Grisha by New York Times-bestselling author Leigh Bardugo.

Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can't pull it off alone...

A convict with a thirst for revenge.

A sharpshooter who can't walk away from a wager.

A runaway with a privileged past.

A spy known as the Wraith.

A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums.

A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes.

Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz's crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction—if they don't kill each other first.