Preorder Campaign

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 a rabbit hat, annotated ARC and $25 gift card (not pictured)!

Congratulations to the winner of the grand prize drawing, Chien-An Yuan! You’ll be getting a rabbit hat, an annotated ARC and a gift card! Big thanks to everyone who ordered The Twelve or requested it at their library and sent in proof — your support means so much!

The Twelve will be out in the world in less than two months, 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 cute sticker sheet of the twelve zodiac animals. 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 The Twelve before July 9th, 2019 (I’m including orders in the week after the July 2nd 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—IndieboundBarnes & NobleAmazon,, your local bookstore, whatever is easiest for you! A list of additional retailers selling The Twelve 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: The Twelve
  • Author: Cindy Lin
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (July 2, 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-0062821270
  • ISBN-10: 006282127X

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 The Twelve — I’ll mark up an Advance Reader Edition so you can get a glimpse of the thought process behind the writing of it; a fun rabbit ear hat (since the main character’s ruling animal is a rabbit, and her special powers include sharp hearing); and a $25 gift card from Barnes & Noble or Amazon (winner gets to choose)! All valid submissions for book purchases and library requests will be entered into the drawing.

Entries will be accepted until 11:59pm PT on 7/8/19. 

Detailed Giveaway Rules:
» Any North American edition of The Twelve (hardcover ISBN 978-0062821270) purchased via a bookstore or online book retailer by 11:59PM PT on July 8th, 2019 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 July 8th, 2019
» Following a valid entry, the reader will be mailed a swag pack consisting of one (1) signed bookplate, one (1) The Twelve bookmark, one (1) The Twelve sticker, and one (1) set of animal zodiac stickers WHILE SUPPLIES LAST
» Proof of library requests sent by 11:59PM PT on July 8th, 2019 will receive one (1) The Twelve bookmark and one (1) The Twelve 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 July 9th, 2019 and will receive one (1) annotated ARC of The Twelve, one (1) rabbit hat, 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!