So, 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.)