OK, so here’s the thing: I’ve got a reading (11:00 a.m.) and a signing (5:00 p.m.) on Saturday at Anticipation. I’m sharing the reading with 2 other writers who are better-known than me, and the signing is fairly pointless since I have, y’know, no book out yet. So I was feeling fairly mopey about both events, until I decided to have some fun.
I have Advanced Reader Copies (ARCs)! They are beautiful and shiny and I love them. Now, most of these I’m reserving to send out to reviewers, bloggers of various renown, and bigmouths of assorted stripes, because, y’know, that’s what us n00bs gotta do. Sorry. But I will have one (1!) ARC copy available at the signing to give away to a — dare I say it? — fan.
a) You must have attended the reading earlier that day, where you will hear me read an excerpt from The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms. Note for those who heard me read at Wiscon — it will be a different section of the book!! So no cheating.
b) You must be the first person to visit me at the signing table, AND to ask me a good question about the section of the book I read! Judgment of “goodness” is up to me. ‘Cause. Y’know. I wrote the book. So I would know.
c) If you are the lucky winner of this very rare ARC of The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, I ask that you either 1) blog about it, 2) post an Amazon or other prominent book-site review of it, or 3) pass it on to someone who will do 1 or 2, if you are incapable. And do this sometime before the book launches in February. I don’t require that you post a positive review, of course — I want an honest response. But I want a response.
Yes, I’ll sign it, if you want. Also note: the book won’t be out for 6 months, note, so you’ve got some time on part c.
Also, please note for all, I will be extremely sporadic on internet stuff while I’m away at Anticipation, because my laptop is heavy and I can’t afford to buy a netbook yet. -_-
Looking forward to seeing folks there!