So my dear Gentle Reader, I am off to Germany soon and in honor of my little jaunt abroad I will be running a contest while I am away. It's the Frankfurt Boo Expo which means . . . your chance to win foreign editions!
This is the opportunity for those of you who would like to own some of the Parasol Protectorate books in translation to win them. As always, Gentle Reader, I like to offer up bribes for actions (it's the teacher in me). So, to tempt you, this is what you could win:
The German editions of Soulless and Changeless
or The Polish editions of Soulless and Changeless
or The Japaneses editions of Soulless and Changeless (NOT the manga)
or The US edition of Heartless (mass market size)
or The UK edition of Heartless (larger, almost trade size)
How to Win
- Post a 60 word (or more) review of Blameless and/or Heartless in a public book-orientated forum.
- Yes, it MUST be Blameless and/or Heartless.
- No, your personal blog does not count.
- Amazon, B&N, Goodreads, etc.. are the allowable venues.
- Why 60 words? Because when I reviewed professionally that was our standard.
- Write and post your review.
- Leave a comment bellow with the link in it.
- If you like, you can include the translation(s) you are interested in. (I'm just curious.)
- If you comment here anonymously, also include a name/way to contact you.
- You have the whole month of October to do this.
- Yes, you can enter multiple reviews.
- Yes, you can repost the same review to different venues and each time counts.
- Yes, you can write reviews for both Blameless and Heartless.
- But you need to LEAVE A SEPARATE COMMENT HERE FOR EACH REVIEW.
- 7 winners will be random number generated and ranked. (Thus, the more you enter the better chance you have.)
- I will announce the 7 winners by name/handle on November 1.
- FYI I have 4 Polish, 2 Japanese, 1 German, 7 UK.
- The first winner will get to pick which translation she/he likes best, and then the second picks out of the remaining options, and so forth.
- You will have 7 days to get back to me with your choice or choices (ranked), whether you want the books signed or dedicated and signed or blank, and a snail mail address.
- I will pop them in the mail to you. Ta da!
- This contest is open to anyone, anywhere, any language.
- You will not be judged on the quality or strength of your review(s). Everyone is entitled to their own opinion.
- I am out of Spanish and French editions.
- If this works, I will probably run future similar contests for other languages (this will depend on how many copies I am given of each). This may include Hungarian, Italian, Thai, Russian, Swedish, and Turkish.
Your Tisane of Smart . . .
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Timeless: Galleys done, Timeless now in production. The release date on Amazon has been corrected.
Etiquette & Espionage: Handed in second pass edits. Release date Fall 2012.
Secret Project PPA: Announced at WorldCon & FenCon . . . coming soon.
BIG FAT SPOILER ALERT! Really, DON'T READ THE BLURB ON AMAZON if you haven't read the other books first!
New interview up.
Quote of the Day:
"My test of a good novel is dreading to begin the last chapter."
~ Thomas Helm