Wow, LibraryThing.com just gets cooler by the minute:
So, here’s the deal: I put as many books as I want on the Member Giveaway program, and people sign up for them. As you can see (if you squint or click on the image for a larger version), on March 27, 2010 at about 2:45PM, like, 22 LibraryThingians have signed up for the 10 copies offered of “Dr. Hackenbush Gets a Job.” Yay! I feel so loved! Okay, where was I? Yes! As you can also see, the offering time ends on April 23, 2010, at which time, through some arcane LibraryThingamy process 10 books are awarded/assigned/allotted to 10 lucky applicants. Then I get a list of those 10 lucky folks to whom I’ll send the book, and whom, I hope, will do 10 lucky reviews of it. I also put up “The Lady Actress” and “The Wizard’s Son,” so the Post Office will be seeing a lot of me in late April.
So, if you’re on LibraryThing, head on over and sign up. Or whether or not you are on LibraryThing and want to play Review Book Roulette, if you’re reading this and you want a review copy, just drop me a line to get in touch with you. Or just grab the free pdf, which, I should let readers know is going away in favor of a 28-part serialization. So, act now; the full pdf is going the way of the dodo soon-o.
And, just so you can have a good laugh at Publisher Opportunista, when I did this late on March 26, I also put up copies of the Wapshott adult content books. Yeah… I woke up on March 27 at 5AM realizing that there was no way I could check the I.D.s of the awardees/assignees/allottees, and canceled those offerings post-freaking-haste. I have a vivid imagination, but I just simply can’t see myself in the middle of an obscenity trial for contributing to the delinquency of a minor. [Shudder] I had a flash of it this morning, but I was able to suppress it. Besides, I don’t have the wardrobe for it.