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The Contest.

In the interest of being fair, I’ve decided to make the little contest I’m having on Facebook available to everyone.

This will also keep people from joining Facebook just to participate. I don’t want to encourage that kind of behavior. Seriously. Facebook is like a deep well that you throw all of your available free time into. I wouldn’t wish it on any of you…

So here’s the deal.

You take a picture of your brand-new shiny paperback. Your picture reflects your deep, innermost feelings for the book. Maybe it’s funny. Maybe it tells a story. Maybe it’s full of blatant, tawdry sexiness in an attempt to appeal to my base desires.

At the end of the month, I will look at all the pictures, post the best of them in a blog, and give out fabulous prizes. Trust me. They’ll be fabulous. I have some full-color promotional maps here that have never seen the light of day. Galley copies of the book. Some first edition copies of the UK edition. Maybe I’ll even give out one of the old manuscript copies of the book I have laying around….

Anyway, here are the rules.

1. The picture doesn’t need to include you, but it does need to include the paperback.

2. Photo manipulation is legal, but by no means required.

3. Multiple entries are allowed.

4. Pictures will be judged on their general coolness. Categories may include: “Most Awesome,” “Most Funny.” “Most Sexy” “Most Dramatic” and “Most Best.”

4b. I reserve the right to add extra categories. That way, if your picture delights me, but it doesn’t fit into any pre-determined category, I can still give you a prize.

4c. Since the international readers won’t have access to the US paperback, I’ve created a new category to allow them to use their own native copies of the book: “Most Foreign.” This will be the one category you don’t have to use the paperback for.

For example:

You can post your photos up in the appropriate facebook group, or e-mail them to the following address: paperback.contest {swirly at sign} gmail.com.

If you send a picture to that e-mail address, make sure to include:

  • The photo(s). (duh.)
  • Your name.
  • How you want the photo to be credited, if it’s different than your name.
  • Your mailing address. (Where to send your fabulous prize.)

Contest is over at the end of the month.


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