Here are some John Green book collages that I made! I hope y’all like them! I’m super excited to announce that…
ALL THE DESIGNS ARE FOR SALE AT DFTBA RECORDS!!! AAAAH!
BONUS! The lovely people at DFTBA Records are giving a $10 discount when you buy all five together! So, buy 4, get 1 freeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
Let me know which one is your favourite!
P.S See if you can spot all the items from Margo’s List in the Paper Towns design! There are; 3 catfish, 6 mountain dews, tissues, veet, a dozen tulips, a bottle of water, a can of blue spray paint and some vaseline hidden in the poster!
And another huge thank you to John, Hank, Alan and everyone at DFTBA Records for making this all happen. I can’t stop squealing!
I love these so much. Get ‘em here.
Between now and Monday, every order at dftba.com will ship worldwide for $3, no matter where you live and no matter how much you order.
Above you’ll find things related to my books available at DFTBA:
A poster designed by Lala Vicencio, Mei Lee’s Mother***ing Fox shirt, Mei Lee posters, a poster designed by nerdfighters Ashild and Nica, a poster designed by Yasmin Rahman, the special edition TFIOS audiobook narrated by me, and an iPhone case.
Oh my god my roommate is reading Looking for Alaska and she just said out loud, “Oh my gosh it’s 1 day before I’m so excited to find out what it’s before!” Really enthusiastically. Poor girl.
Looking for Alaska Challenged at Fort Lupton High School
It’s always really cool to hear about schools that use any of my books in their classrooms, so I was thrilled to hear that the teachers at Fort Lupton High School in Colorado chose to teach my first book, Looking for Alaska, to their 9th grade English classes. Unfortunately, a group of parents have called for Looking for Alaska to be removed from the curriculum at Fort Lupton because they have a problem with the blowjob scene and alcohol consumption in the novel.
This is not the first time Looking for Alaska has been challenged, nor, I suspect, will it be the last.
If you would like to add your voice of support to the teachers and librarians at Fort Lupton Middle School and High School who are heroically standing by their choice to include Looking for Alaska in their English curriculum, please write a letter addressed to “District Personnel and Community Members” and send it to the following address:
Fort Lupton Middle School
201 South McKinley Ave
Fort Lupton, CO
It’s important to keep your letter as civil and polite as you can, even if such challenges do transfigurate you into a giant squid of anger.
I am extremely grateful to all of the teachers and librarians at Fort Lupton who have come out in support of Looking for Alaska, who understand that I am not out to corrupt teenagers, and who further understand the importance of reading books critically and thoughtfully as a whole, rather than focusing on individual scenes ripped from their context.
Thanks for supporting Looking for Alaska and thanks for being awesome.
Lots of people have emailed/tweeted/tumblr asked me today about birthday presents, which is very nice of you and thank you so much.
The nerdfighter group at kiva.org is nearing THREE MILLION DOLLARS in loans, and you can join them today. Your first loan is free, in fact. (Well, it is paid for by an anonymous rich person.) And the person who invited you gets to make a free loan. No strings attached. It’s pretty awesome.
Thanks again for the birthday wishes.
From: John Green [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, August 21, 2003 2:50 PM
To: Strauss-Gabel, Julie
Subject: Looking for Alaska
Thanks again for the phone call. It was wonderful to make your
acquaintance. I’ve attached a copy of LOOKING FOR ALASKA (for what it’s worth, I don’t know about the title. I am partial to lengthy,
full-sentence titles, like, EVERYTHING TOGETHER FALLS APART, but I understand that such titles have limited teen appeal, so I went with
Looking for Alaska).
I’m really excited to be working with you.
Thanks, and take care,
Today marks the tenth anniversary of the first email I ever sent to Julie Strauss-Gabel, who has been my editor ever since.
We’d just talked on the phone for the first time, discussing Alaska and how to begin the process of wrangling it into a published book.
In the past ten years, Julie has become one of my closest friends and, after a series of promotions, is now my publisher as well. But a lot hasn’t changed. I still fret a lot over titles, for instance, and still have to be dissuaded from full-sentence titles (although not because they lack “teen appeal,” whatever the hell that is). And I’m still really excited to be working with Julie.
It’s impossible for me to imagine my books without her. Julie’s imprint is on every page I’ve ever published, from the labyrinth in Looking for Alaska to Hazel and Gus’s visit to the Anne Frank House.
It’s rare these days in publishing for an author to stay with one publisher for so many years, and rarer still for an editor to stay in one job. We’ve both been extremely lucky, and I’m deeply grateful for Julie’s loyalty to me and belief in my work.
After tomorrow, we’ll only have one color available, so if you like choice, today’s the day.
After the one week preorder is up, only the single most popular color combination will be stocked for the future. So now’s your chance to grab whichever color you like best. And you’d better grab it fast, because if it’s not the most popular, it will be gone for good after next Wednesday (the 17th).
Preorder here: http://dftba.com/john
I like that they’ve brought the flower back to the UK cover of LfA (and the heart floating in the ocean cover) because a lot of people have those flowers tattooed on their bodies and I’ve been worrying that a different cover would make those people regret their tattoos, which is the last thing I want a book cover to do.
So yay for the return of the flower.
Song I wrote for a class. There are no effects in this song, just pure voice and Uke how I sang and how I played. It’s pretty much live, except I sing harmonies to myself, which I can’t do live, obviously.
“The Great Perhaps” (lyrics from the novel Looking for Alaska by John Green)
for optimal listening- put yo headphones in :)
I can’t stop listening to this song and crying. It’s the good crying, but f, this is beautiful.
Wow, this is a very good song about Looking for Alaska. Wow.
World Book Night 2013
A special World Book Night edition of my first novel LOOKING FOR ALASKA is one of the 32 books being handed out for free today as part of World Book Night U.S. Over half a million books will be given out in the U.S., U.K., Germany and Ireland today alone, so have a look at the WBN Facebook page and see if there are any events near you! Neil Gaiman will be at the Cambridge Public Library with Lisa Genova and Vanessa Diffenbaugh, Ann Patchett and James Patterson will be at Parnassus Books in Nashville and there’s loads more going on throughout the evening.
Over 25,000 volunteers are taking part in World Book Night U.S. in 6,200 towns and cities across the country, and while the event is intended to create more readers, it’s also an opportunity to share your favorite books with people you already know. If you pick up a free book today and you’re a keen reader, think about maybe passing it on to a light reader or a non-reader.
You can find out more about World Book Night U.S. on the official website and on their Facebook page.
WBN around the world:
World Book Night UK & Ireland
World Book Night Germany