For those not keeping score, we started an alternate reality game last week, and so far the response has been overwhelmingly positive. If you haven’t been playing along, you’re missing out because players discovered on the very first day, the first few pages of the JDatE sequel, This Book is Full of Spiders. This week, a few more pages will be hidden somewhere. All told, we’re giving away the first 10% of the book, for free, for those who make the effort to find it over the next few months.
These are not fake pages we made up for the sake of this contest. Not some prank pages we just whipped up to fuck with the readers. Over the summer we’ll give out the actual first 40 or so pages of the sequel, that you will not be able to see anywhere else but in this ARG.
As we mentioned last week, on top of that, we will be giving away prizes. And quite a few of them at that — not just signed copies of the book, but much, much more. I’ve been asked by several people about how they’ll be able to win, and what the prizes actually are, and I’ll tell you what I told them: 1) If you’re playing the game, you’ll find out the “how” and “when” concerning the prizes. And 2) We’re not releasing a prize list just yet. I’ve seen what we’re giving away, and it’s goddamn awesome. But if we list the prizes here and then something happens to them before we physically have possession of them, it will let a lot of people down, and we don’t want that. Just trust me, there isn’t a single prize that you won’t punch your own mother to obtain.
Like we mentioned in the last update, this thing does have a difficulty curve. Last week, people found those three book pages in under an hour. That will not be the case as we get further into this thing. Work together. Have fun. And preorder this motherfucker the first chance you get. Preordering is the #1 thing you can do to help an author at this point.