Thursday, September 22, 2005


Tobias Buckell is offering to send ARCs of his debut novel, Crystal Rain, to interested booksellers and reviewers.* I know, he went to Clarion, he writes for Tor, and he's nice to reviewers, but despite that Tobias is an okay guy, so give him a shot.

Along with giving away all this free software, Simon Haynes has Hal Spacejock fridge magnets for the taking and a drawing for the next book. Simon debuted at #7 on the bestseller list at Dymocks, one of the biggest booksellers on that side of the planet. Didn't Dymocks open their first store in like 1879 or something?

Meanwhile, I have a pile of books by me and a bunch of other authors to give away and some of you, my faithful blog readers, are getting them. So do you want to do the contest thing, the random name drawing, or a mix of the two, or something different? Hit me with some ideas if you get a chance.

*Update: I have been advised that Tobias also has Crystal Rain fridge magnets. Is this a marketing trend? Will SF/F writers gradually take over the space on all the world's refrigerators? Let's keep an eye on this.


  1. Thanks for the mention - and just to get me hopping around even more (although that could be the tummy bug which has laid my entire family out for the count) Hal Spacejock has moved up to #4 on that same Bestseller list.

  2. Anonymous5:28 AM

    I vote for random drawing.

  3. Anonymous5:42 AM

    I vote for interpretive dance, as expressed in blog comments...


  4. How about a random drawing for all the people whose names begin with J or S....
    Or something like that.

  5. Anonymous8:08 AM

    Well, you could always go down the books alphabetically and match them up alphabetically with your readers. ^-*

  6. Anonymous9:30 AM

    Thanks for passing that on! :-)

  7. Maybe offer them to those donating money to any of the Hurricane relief funds?

  8. Alas, I don't have fridge magnets. Am I promotionally deficient? *worried frown* I have Mary Stella pens, however.

  9. Anonymous3:08 PM

    Mary- probably not :-) I have fridge magnets because I find people actually use them (I do all the time, they hold up the pizza menu), and people seem to get a kick out of them.

  10. Anonymous9:10 AM

    I love fridge magnets with book covers, they are really cute.

    And I would love the chance to participate in the contests. Scavenger hunts or trivias are a lot of fun, but they also take more time from you.


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