Friday, August 29, 2014

A little #FridayFunday

We Interrupt Your Regularly Scheduled Programming to Bring You This Very Important Public Service Announcement... 

Here's a really fun tour of our office using the new instagram app, Hyperlapse! Maybe we can give you a little tourski through our tour bus in the not-so-distant future, too. What do you say?

Happy Friday!!!

P.S. The Fall in Love Tour kicks off in 3 days (well, four if you count today)!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Psttt, you wanted tees, you got them!

Well, kinda. We're crowdsourcing Fall in Love tour tees! If 100 people buy them, will make them. It's like groupon, but for t-shirts. Pretty cool, right?

We'll just go ahead and leave you the link. Just in case.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Your schmancy (official) pre-tour checklist.

As we run around the Simon & Schuster/Atria offices packing boxes like mad men, crossing all our t's and dotting our i's for the Fall in Love tour to hit the road, we thought it would be wise to get you a handy dandy checklist of things you can do to prep, too. You always need “that friend” who makes a checklist, and we are here to be that friend for you. :P Here it goes:

 Official  Fall in Love Tour 2014 Checklist:

1. RSVP on the event pages for fun day-of content from the authors!
Want to know the authors are talking about as we roll into your town? Want to weigh in on where we should eat/see the sights/whathaveyou?  Do the authors need to know what store they should pick up their Diet Pepsi from?!  If you RSVP to the event page for each city, you’ll be in the know!  The authors and Atria Indies team will be posting comments throughout the day on each city's RSVP page, so make sure you’re tuned in for all the fun!

2.  Tell everyone you’re coming and invite your friends! 
You should also tell your friends because, you know, they’ll thank you later.  Invite them to the events on Facebook and put up this nifty badge as your profile picture to spread the word!

3.  Kick-off the tour with us Monday on Facebook! 
Whether you’re coming to one of the 10-cities or can’t make it out this year, we’ve got an event that everyone can come to… in your pajamas!  Join us Monday night at 8:30 pm ET on for the first official stop on the 2014 Atria Indies Fall in Love Tour!  Bring your questions for Abbi, Colleen, and Jamie and tune in for prizes, the live Q&A, and mutual book-loving fun!  Make sure to “like” our page here and RSVP here for the Facebook event!

4.  Check our super cool blog sponsors for daily content from the road!
We have 7 totally wonderful blog sponsors for the Fall in Love tour, and they're rolling out (do you like that bus pun!?) some AWESOME posts with our authors every day!  Check the schedule below and make sure you give them a great big thumbs up and follow them every which way you can because we <3 them big time, and you will too.

9/2 – Vilma’s Book Blog: Facebook Takeover
9/3 – Romancing the Book: Author Q&A
9/4 – The Scarlet Siren: Author to Author Q&A
9/5 – Smut Book Club: 5 Awkward Questions
9/6 – Aestas Book Blog: Author Spotlight
9/7 – Me, My Shelf & I: The Stop The Presses Swap-A-Roo
9/8 – Rock Stars of Romance: Author Q&A

5. Follow along on our NEW ATRIA INDIES TWITTER ACCOUNT!!!
SURPRISE! Yep, we have a big announcement.  Follow our brand spanking new Twitter account @AtriaIndies for all the indie author love you can handle. You'll be privy to live tweets from our events, little snippets of conversations on the bus, insider looks at all the Toms shoes Colleen is bringing on tour, and lots of other fun down the line like cover reveals, takeovers, and special giveaways. You can even let us know what you want to see on this account by sending us a tweet. Seriously! Follow, then tweet. Retweet. Favorite. Do it now!

6. Get your swag on… and wear it to the events :)
We've seen some pretty creative signing outfits before, and we OBVIOUSLY want to see your best work this year, too. Turn on those lightbulbs, #CoHorts, #MaddoxBrothaLovahs, and #GiveMeMoreGrant-ers! Show your love by decking out in all your Rush Crush, Property of Travis/Trent Maddox, and Butterfly You t-shirts, and get those signs and face paint ready. Show up and show out!  

7.  Take a bunch of pics and share, share, share!!!
WE WANT TO SEE ALL YOUR BEAUTIFUL FACES!!  Take pics at each event or with the bus, your books, even your swag—we want it all!  Use #AtriaIndies and #FallinLoveTour to join the fun!  Tweet us @AtriaIndies, tag us @AtriaBooks on Instagram, and post photos to our timeline on Facebook.  We’ll be featuring some of our favs on our social media so get to snappin’, peeps!

Sigh...that’s the official checklist for the Fall in Love Tour 2014 presented by #AtriaIndies! Seven items for seven days.  Can you handle them all? :P

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

OMG OMG OMG. One week til the #FallInLoveTour Kicks off!

In case you forgot, this is where we'll be...

What are you most looking forward to if you're coming to an event? What would you like to see from us on this blog while we're on the road? Send us great ideas and maybe we'll give you a shoutout in our blog posts! Post your genius brainstorms in the comments section below.

See you in 1 little bitty week!

Monday, August 25, 2014

OHHH SNAP! Abbi Glines launches ONE MORE CHANCE excerpt chain (right now).

Abbi Glines's ONE MORE CHANCE goes on-sale September 2nd, the exact day our bus tour kicks off. If you're an eager beaver (don't deny it, you know you are), check out the first episode in an extended excerpt chain over at

And don't forget to check out the other stops every day so you can get the full excerpt experience. BOOM. Done. 
Day 1 – 8/25:
Day 2 – 8/26:
Day 3 – 8/27:
Day 4 – 8/28:
Day 5 – 8/29:
Day 6 – 8/30:
Day 7 – 8/31:

Friday, August 22, 2014

Announcing our Fall in Love Tour Official Sponsors...

In case you didn't know, this bus tour is going to last seven whole days and visit ten cities. Doing the math....let's see...that's more than one city a day. Right? Right. So to help you keep up with all the fun every day (and there will be lots of fun -- do you remember Abbi demanding Colleen get her coffee every morning last year!?), we've brought on seven sponsors for each of our seven days on the road.

Follow along with these awesome blogs for unique features, interviews and giveaways all throughout the Fall in Love Tour. Trust us, you won't want to miss out.

9/2: VILMA’S BOOK BLOG>>Facebook Takeover!


9/4: THE SCARLET SIREN>> Author to Author Q&A!

9/5: SMUT BOOK CLUB>> 5 Awkward Questions

9/6: AESTAS BOOK BLOG>> Author Spotlight

9/7: ME, MY SHELF & I>> The Stop The Presses Swap-A-Roo


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

GUYS. We're making tote bags.


How excited are you to get one of these on tour? What would you do for a tote? Weird and wonderful ideas accepted. :)

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Alllll the promotional things

As we rapidly approach September, we're getting TOO TOO TOO excited for this bus tour. And with that excitment, comes a whole lot of awesome. Atria's art department has been hard at work getting things ready. That means....well. It means a lot. Check it out:

Are you going to one of the tour stops? If the answer is yes, and you want to shout it from the rooftops, here's a little button for you to tweet, share on facebook, pop into your profile pic. Whatever you want.
Fall in Love Tour button

We've also devised a Facebook cover photo. More pride sharing, right? Have you gotten the message about the #FallinLoveTour or #AtriaIndies yet?
Facebook cover photo
If you're a blogger and you want to jump on the tour bus team, email and let us know which stop you want to help spread the word about. And obviously, grab one of these buttons and load it up on your blog! Then send us a link so we can see it sitting pretty. :)

Much more to come!!!