Announcing a new weekly book giveaway contest

pile-of-books-3So, here’s the thing. In my secret identity as Edward Willett I’ve got a lot of books cluttering up my basement, because every time I have a book published, I get author’s copies, and I’ve also bought up or simply received stock of books going out of print. Lots and lots of books.

I don’t need all those books. Oh, sure, I can sometimes hand-sell a copy or two at a convention, so I want to keep some copies of some of the books, but there are many others where if I have more than one copy I have too many.

So I’m starting a new Saturday feature. For the next week, you can leave a comment on this post (you can also enter on Facebook or Twitter) to enter to receive, absolutely free, one book of your choice from what I have available, which is pretty much anything on this list. The one exclusion? I can’t give copies of Masks, unless you’re willing to take one with damaged binding (I have four of those). If you ask for something I can’t give a copy of, I’ll let you pick something else.

Fiction or non-fiction, it doesn’t matter, if I have an extra copy kicking around, and you win the draw, you can claim it. Then I’ll ask for a mailing address and off it goes.

This promotion will continue until I either get tired of it, can no longer afford the postage, or run out of books that anybody wants.

Why would I do this? Well, obviously, to raise awareness of myself as an author. Duh. Which means that I’m not only running a contest, I am also running a fiendish data-gathering scheme. If you enter, I’ll add your email address to my very-irregular writing-news electronic newsletter. Don’t worry, this will amount to maybe an email every three months, if that. If you want to enter but don’t want to be added to the list, you can tell me that and I’ll exclude you from it.

So, enter away in the comments! And check back every Saturday for the new week’s edition of this post.

(Oh, and note that comments on this blog are moderated, so if your entry comment doesn’t show up immediately, don’t worry–I still got it.)

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    • marie hurley on February 15, 2014 at 7:55 pm
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    “Who was that masked man?”

    – I’d be delighted to have a damaged copy of “Masks” or anything else written by you 🙂

      • admin on February 16, 2014 at 5:16 am
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      Great! You’re in the contest…

    • Eric on February 15, 2014 at 8:15 pm
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    Would love getting any book you are willing to send as I am on a limited income and don’t get many perks in life, I don’t care if a book is damaged as it is the story that counts. Thank you for doing this as I am sure lots of people will be happy to get a book. I will spread the word as much as I can about you as an Author. I am writing a story right now and hope one day to share it with people that could help me to improve my writing. Thank you for reading this.

    Eric

      • admin on February 16, 2014 at 5:16 am
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      Thanks, Eric. You’re in the contest.

    • Mark on February 15, 2014 at 11:02 pm
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    I’d like Magebane if still available.

      • Mark on February 15, 2014 at 11:06 pm
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      Or Song of the Sword (preferred)

        • admin on February 16, 2014 at 5:16 am
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        Both Magebane and the original version of Song of the Sword are available. Song of the Sword is coming out in a revised version in May, though–not too different, but some changes.

    • David Hubbard on February 16, 2014 at 1:39 am
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    I would like whatever one you recommend. Preferably the first of a series if possible?
    What would your choice be in this situation? And why?
    And thank you, I think this is a great idea.

      • admin on February 16, 2014 at 5:15 am
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      Well, Masks is the obvious one, if you don’t mind a damaged copy (and assuming you win). The other would be Song of the Sword, although the new version coming out in May will be a revised version of that. Otherwise I don’t have any series. Marseguro and Terra Insegura are a duology–that’s as close as I’ve come.

        • David Hubbard on February 16, 2014 at 10:30 am
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        I’ll trust your judgement, and fingers crossed will be hearing from you soon.
        If not I can always go out and buy the book!

  1. I think I already have everything except Masks – would be willing to have a damaged one if it’s not too broken.

      • admin on February 18, 2014 at 3:24 pm
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      The problem is at the very front of the book. Reading it you wouldn’t notice anything at all…DAW wasn’t terribly happy when I pointed out I had four of these in my author’s box of 10! We just hope it isn’t too widespread out in the wider world of bookstores.

    • greg O'Connor on February 19, 2014 at 3:11 am
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    I would love masks, don’t care about damage. But anything would be awesome. Better if signed, lol

      • admin on February 19, 2014 at 3:46 am
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      If you win, it will definitely be signed. And remember, you can enter every week…this’ll go on for a while. Although I’ll run out of copies of Masks pretty quick.

    • April Epley on February 20, 2014 at 7:34 pm
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    Awesome! I would love books from you. Even if it has damaged binding. I would love any (and all) I can get my hands on while you are doing this awesome giveaway. Please any folks that win, remember reviews are wonderful ways to support authors! Have a great day.

      • admin on February 20, 2014 at 7:40 pm
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      Thanks, April. You’re in! And thanks for the note about reviews.

    • Welsh Dragon on February 21, 2014 at 3:44 pm
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    Would love to get acquainted with any of your books; I am a total book addict with lots of books and always welcoming more.

      • admin on February 22, 2014 at 3:56 pm
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      Sorry, Welsh Dragon, I missed your entry until after the first week’s draw, but I’ll automatically enter you in the second week’s contest, which start now!

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