Archive for the ‘giveaways’ Category

The Poacher’s Son Featured on BookBrowse

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

The Poacher's Son by Paul DoironTHE POACHER’S SON by Paul Doiron is now out in paperback, BookBrowse is currently featuring it as one of their recommended paperbacks. They call it “taut and engrossing” and “a sterling debut of literary suspense.”



Friday Night Rights — And Delights!

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Hello, literature fans. It’s been a long time since we’ve done a Friday Night Rights post, so we have a doozie for you!

Thanks to the hard work of ARLA’s international teammates, our bookshelf will soon be looking like the Olympic Village — and so will yours! To celebrate all of these great foreign deals, we’re giving away some of our favorite international editions, as well as advance reader’s editions of selected titles. Scroll down to the end of the post to see how you can get your hands on them!



Coffee Talk with Dennis Lehane

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

One of life’s great pleasures is curling with a good book and nice cup of coffee. Well, from now until November 22nd, you can settle in at Starbucks with your skinny venti macchiato and read MOONLIGHT MILE for free!



Sit Down, Man

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

Das Racist…and read Rolling Stone‘s three-and-a-half starred review of client Das Racist’s new mixtape, SIT DOWN, MAN. (more…)


Another Winner!

Friday, March 19th, 2010

Many of you correctly identified the author of yesterday’s quote as Alexis de Tocqueville (your high school history teachers would be very proud of you for remembering your Democracy in America — or very disappointed in you for resorting to Google!), but Gary of Kennewick, Washington, was the quickest on the draw.

Congratulations, Gary, an advance copy of NOWHERE TO RUN is on its way to you!

Win An Advance Copy Of C.J. Box’s Latest!

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

Because you enjoyed our previous giveaway so much, we’ve decided to hold another one!

Our readers outside of New York may not have heard about Bruce Ratner’s Atlantic Yards project in Brooklyn, but his plans to tear down private homes and businesses to build a stadium for his (pitifully performing) basketball team have generated an enormous amount of controversy. We don’t want to give too much of the plot away, but C.J. Box’s NOWHERE TO RUN contains an equally wrenching example of eminent domain abuse.
We will give an advance copy of this exciting new installment in the Joe Pickett series to the first person who can identify the author of the book’s epigraph:

In no other country in the world is the love of property keener or more alert than in the United States, and nowhere else does the majority display less inclination towards doctrines which in any way threaten the way property is owned.

Email your response to info(at)rittlit(dot)com. The rest of you will have to wait until next month to get your hands on a copy!


We Have A Winner!

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

Meredith of Chesaning, Michigan, is the winner of our POACHER’S SON giveaway!

While we appreciated all of our dear readers who wrote in with their favorite ways to poach an egg, we liked her response the best:

“‘An egg that is caught poaching will most certainly fry!’ said the judge when asked.”

Congratulations, Meredith, your advance reader’s copy is on its way!
For the record, here is the ARLA-tested method:

Fill a small saucepan with about two inches of water and a splash of vinegar. When small bubbles are beginning to form and rise to the surface, swirl the water with a slotted spoon and drop an egg (the fresher, the better) into the center of the ‘whirlpool.’ Pop some bread in the toaster and turn down the heat slightly to keep the water just below a boil. When the toast is ready, scoop the egg out with the slotted spoon, carefully blot it with a paper towel, place it on your toast, and enjoy!


First Look At The Poacher’s Son

Friday, March 12th, 2010

This month, Paul Doiron is over on First Look, Barnes & Noble’s book club, for an online discussion with a select group of readers who were given advance copies of THE POACHER’S SON. They read several chapters each week and then post their reactions, generating some pretty lively debates.

Charlie Spicer, his amazing editor at St. Martin’s, is also on the site this week answering reader’s questions. He has some very interesting things to say about his work on the book and the publishing process in general, so it’s well worth a look!

If you’re feeling sad that you’ll have to wait until May to get your hands on the book, we do have one advance reader’s copy to give away. We’ll send it to the person who emails us at info(at)rittlit(dot)com with the best way to poach an egg!