My latest novel, Dweller, is now in bookstores. Sure, YOU’VE got a copy, but what about those other people wandering around the store, browsing for something new to read? They could walk right past it, unaware! It could be RIGHT THERE on the shelf, and their eyes could be moving around from book to book, but they might miss it…without your help!
No, I’m not asking you to grab copies of Dweller and shove them into people’s hands. (Though nor am I dissuading you…) However, I am asking you to succumb to the little devil on your shoulder who’s saying “Turn the book face-out! Turn the book face-out!”
Try it. It feels naughty, doesn’t it? You’re not supposed to be messing with the way they shelved the book, but you’re doing it anyway. Oooooohhhhh, you’re a bad one. Feel the adrenaline? Feel your heartbeat quicken? Oh yeah. You know you like it.
So here’s what you have to do to be entered to win a signed manuscript of my upcoming novel Wolf Hunt, months before it’s published…
1. Go to your local bookstore. If Dweller is spine-out, turn it so it’s face-out and everybody can see the way-cool cover. (Don’t get caught!)
2. Take a picture of your criminal act.
3. Send the picture to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Three of you will be chosen at random and win a signed manuscript of my novel Wolf Hunt. (Or a free copy of the hardcover edition when it’s published, if you’d rather have that.)
Q: If I visit multiple bookstores, can I enter more than once?
A: Yes. Up to three entries per person.
Q: What if my picture is extra-creative in some manner?
A: I’ll post it on my website and give you an extra entry in the contest.
Q: What if the book is already face-out?
A: Just take a picture of it. It’s not like I’d know of your deceit.
Q: What if there’s only one copy left and I want to buy it?
A: Turn it face-out, take a picture, then buy it. It’s like you’re cheating! Feels goooood, doesn’t it?
Q: What if I get BUSTED?
A: Don’t rat me out! Remember, nobody likes a squealer. If you take a picture of the bookstore employee throwing your ass out of the store, that’ll count for an entry.
Assorted other prizes will be given out as well. Contest ends May 1st, 2010.
Got it? Cool. Go forth and start messing with bookstore shelving procedures!!!