Preorder Campaign

Swag samples: bookmark, sticker, bookplate, annotated ARC, feather pen, fortune telling fish, piyao bracelet
Send proof of purchase or library request and I will mail you swag and enter your name into a drawing for the grand prize of an annotated ARC of Creatures of the In Between, phoenix feather pen, lucky piyao bracelet, and a $25 gift card (not pictured)!

Creatures of the In Between will be out in the world on April 11, and I’m so excited! As a thank you to anyone who has pre-ordered, I’d love to send some swag: a signed bookplate, an official bookmark and sticker, and a “Diviner’s Fortune-telling Monster Fish.” To kick things up a notch, I’ll also have a grand prize drawing!

Getting a swag pack is as easy as 1-2! Here’s how:

  1. Order Creatures of the In Between before April 18, 2020 (I’m including orders in the week after the April 11 launch)
  2. Email proof-of-purchase to (suggested subject line: “Preorder Campaign”) and include your preferred mailing address. If you want the autographed bookplate to be personalized, please include the name it should be signed to.

And that’s it! Proof-of-purchase can be a photo/scan/screenshot of your receipt, and you can order the book from any book retailer—, Barnes & NobleAmazon, Target, Book Depository, your local bookstore, whatever is easiest for you! A list of additional retailers selling Creatures of the In Between can be found here. Please note that orders via subscription boxes do NOT count toward the campaign (mainly because these are bulk orders by the subscription service, and not a retailer, meaning my publisher considers them “special sales,” not “regular sales.”) 

Library requests can get you swag too! If you are unable to pre-order my book, you can request that your local public library order it for their collection, and as a thank you, I’ll send you a bookmark and sticker! Most libraries have a request form. When filling it out, please include the below:

  • Title: Creatures of the In Between
  • Author: Cindy Lin
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (April 11, 2023)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-0063064799
  • ISBN-10: 0063064790

Send proof of your request (photo/scan/screenshot) via email to, along with your mailing address. 

The grand prize will include an annotated ARC of Creatures of the In Between and a $25 gift card from Barnes & Noble or Amazon (winner gets to choose), as well as fun goodies like a phoenix feather pen and a piyao bracelet (colors may vary)! All valid submissions for book purchases and library requests will be entered into the drawing.

Entries will be accepted until 11:59pm PT on 4/17/23. 

Detailed Giveaway Rules:

» Any North American edition of Creatures of the In Between (hardcover ISBN 978-0063064799) purchased via a bookstore or online book retailer by 11:59PM PT on April 17, 2023 qualifies for the pre-order campaign. Books obtained via subscription box services do NOT qualify.

» For a valid entry, proof-of-purchase and entrant’s mailing address must be emailed to pre-order campaign admin (Cindy Lin) at by 11:59PM PT on April 17, 2023.

» Following a valid entry, the reader will be mailed a swag pack consisting of one (1) signed bookplate, one (1) Creatures of the In Between bookmark, one (1) Creatures of the In Between sticker, and one (1) fortune-telling fish WHILE SUPPLIES LAST

» Proof of library requests sent by 11:59PM PT on April 17, 2023 will receive one (1) Creatures of the In Between bookmark and one (1) Creatures of the In Between sticker, with submission of a valid mailing address.

» One (1) grand prize winner will be randomly drawn from all valid entries (including library requests) on or after April 18, 2023 and will receive one (1) annotated ARC of Creatures of the In Between, one (1) “phoenix feather” pen (color may vary), one (1) piyao string bracelet (string color may vary), and one (1) $25 USD gift card to Barnes & Noble or Amazon, winner’s choice

» Pre-order campaign is open internationally to readers 13+

» By entering, you are confirming that you are 13 or older, and giving the admin (Cindy Lin) permission to contact you via email and mail you your swag and/or prize

» Fulfillment will be on a rolling basis

Good luck — and THANK YOU for your support!