New Saturday feature: the weekly book giveaway

pile-of-books-3So, here’s the thing. 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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    • Brenda Niskala on March 24, 2014 at 7:55 pm
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    This is an interesting idea, Ed. Does the span of time since the last post mean I’m out of luck? If not, I’d love a book. And a comment on how this has worked out for you.

      • on March 25, 2014 at 9:34 am
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      Nope, you can still enter! The contest is ongoing. I’ll put you in this week’s draw.

    • Kelly Holland on February 24, 2014 at 7:28 pm
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    Hi Edward, I only had the opportunity of reading one of your books that Camille borrow from Jim. So i would love triple love to win a book. I adore to read 🙂

  1. Hi! Surprise me!

  2. Hi Ed! I already have most of the books on your list, but I would love a copy of the second Andy Nebula, if it is available in paper format. Thanks!

      • on February 20, 2014 at 10:01 pm
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      Lots and lots of copies of Andy Nebula. I got pretty much all the remaining stock when the publisher went under…thanks for entering!

    • Donna Lindskog on February 20, 2014 at 8:40 pm
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    Hope I am not too late for this week. If so, does it count as an early one for next week?

      • on February 20, 2014 at 10:00 pm
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      Nope, not too late. I’ll cut it off Friday at midnight and start the new one Saturday. Thanks for entering!

    • Jeff Awid on February 18, 2014 at 5:56 pm
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    Just finished reading Masks. Great story! Recommending it to family and friends. Look forward to possibly winning another one of your books.

      • on February 18, 2014 at 9:50 pm
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      Thanks, Jeff! I hope you have lots of family and friends. 🙂 I’ve entered you this week, and remember, you can enter as often as you like–this contest will continue weekly for quite a while.

    • Roger on February 17, 2014 at 3:52 am
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    I haven’t read any of your books yet.
    Maybe you’ll find a new reader if I’m lucky enough to win one of your books.

      • on February 17, 2014 at 8:54 am
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      Thanks for entering! And if you don’t win this week, keep entering. I’ve got lots of books to give away.

    • Michael Carter on February 17, 2014 at 1:21 am
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    Great contest.
    Please enter me.
    How has the winter been in Regina?
    I’ve been to Saskatoon, but never made it south to Regina.
    Thanks and best wishes —

      • on February 17, 2014 at 8:53 am
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      Cold! 🙂 Thanks for entering.

  3. I’ve been meaning to read another of yours soon anyway, so this is well-timed. Thanks!

      • on February 16, 2014 at 11:01 am
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      Thanks! And if you don’t win this week, enter again next week…no limit on entries. Until I run out of books. Or postage money.

    • LoriAnn on February 15, 2014 at 9:13 pm
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    Hey, Ed! Great idea on many levels! Always looking for new books – and free? That’s awesome!

      • on February 16, 2014 at 11:01 am
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      Thanks! Good luck…

    • Jason F. on February 15, 2014 at 1:12 pm
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    A free book? Yeah, I’m in. 🙂

      • on February 15, 2014 at 11:13 pm
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      Thanks, Jason.

    • Laura Knibbs on February 15, 2014 at 1:03 pm
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    Have always enjoyed your work!

      • on February 15, 2014 at 11:14 pm
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      Thanks, Laura!

  4. Yes, please. Any of them. All of them. 🙂
    And consider applying to be a guest at MidSouthCon in Memphis sometime – you have enough friends in this area to come visit!

      • on February 15, 2014 at 11:14 pm
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      That’d be cool. Know anybody on the con committee?

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