I know you’ve all been expecting an awesome slam-bang contest to celebrate the release of the second Jax book. I understand I’ve become known for this sort of thing, so without further delay, I will reward your patience.
The contest is simple: the book releases in one week. At that time, you will go and buy it. An Amazon (or other online bookseller) preorder counts as well. You will then report back with your confirmation number (if you ordered online) in comments. If you’ve already preordered, dig up that email and post your order number in comments. If you buy it next week on the 26th in a brick and mortar store, there should be a receipt number. Use that and post it in comments. That’s your entry.
Think of it as a drawing (hey, you were gonna buy the book anyway, right? Right??) where you can win:
$200 in free books from your choice of booksellers
That’s right; you get to pick. I’ll do a gift certificate from your favorite local indie store, or you can do BN, Borders, Booksamillion, Amazon, Powells, Coopersmith… the sky is the limit. Where do you want to spend my money?
So that’s the contest. It’s shiny and simple. Why this? Well, the street date is important, and I need lots of people buying the book right then in order to make bestseller lists. Do I care about that? Absolutely. So go, tell your friends, and then post your purchase info. I want to give away this loot! There might also be unannounced bonus prizes if y’all publicize this well for me.
(Contest runs two weeks, starting today. Winner announced on September 3.)
Void where prohibited. Standard restrictions apply. No purchase necessary to enter, but those entries must be mailed. Contact the author via email for further instructions. Snail mail entries must be received by midnight on Sept 2.
Edited to add:
I’m drawing for the second bonus round; we hit 50 entries! (If we reach 100, I’ll draw another. There, now you’re motivated!)
And the winner is…
Send me an email and I’ll hook you up with $25 in book money from your choice of retailers. (Winning a bonus round does not disqualify you from winning the big prize.)