Suffering CATS. If I ever say I’m going to do this again – at least, this way – shoot me. Thousands of little bits of paper. ARG!! But we have come up with the three winners: (cue Kermit: YAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYY!!!)
So the first winner is:
Okay, now Andy – let’s get that right –
But you don’t know who number 4 is, do you? So how about a name? Congratulations Melissa Laing!!
Okay. You can’t even see the number. But it’s a 5.
And who is this? Are you ready Donna? This presentation of your number is TAILOR MADE FOR YOU by Cam himself.
And there we have it. Interesting enough, the odds actually were increased by the number of points. So thank you all for playing along with me, and giving this book a chance. I can’t tell you how grateful I am too you all. For those whose numbers still languish in the bowl – there will be other times and other things. But you are beloved in this household, and I want to hug every one of you.
This isn’t, like, HUGE news. I mean, not for anybody but me. But the formatting has been finished for the Breaking Rank ebub – the format accepted by Barnes and Noble and the iTunes store. (I am feeling my coding strength.) The book isn’t in the latter store yet because I still have to add their little special HTML touches, but it’s hanging out at Barnes and Noble, just waiting to be sucked up and sent at the speed of light to anybody’s Nook. Same tiny price, as we care more about being read than we care about paying for food.
Now, here’s the real news – and I will be SO sad if nobody takes me up on this: three hardback copies of Breaking Rank are up for grabs. Let me remind you that hardbacks of this book are on the endangered species list. Worse, actually. Their numbers are down to double digits in the whole world. So if you would like one of these, enter. It will even be signed.
In the spirit of internet giveaways, you can sweeten your chances in the now traditional ways:
1. Leave a comment on this blog – not mine, but the workshop blog. You get an extra chance if it’s an interesting comment.
2. You get an extra entry if you do any or all of these things (one entry for each thing) and then come back here to report it in a comment:
A. Tweet about the giveaway (and thus, about the book).
B. Post about it on Facebook – especially if you have 50,000 reading friends. You can simply share the link to this thing you’re reading right here if you like.
C. Reblog this entry.
D. Do a review for Amazon or Barnes and Noble. Or write one for GoodReads or Shelfari – wherever you share a reading community. Put the comment in the link. And yes, it has to be an honest review. You do not lose points for hating the book. (oh, how I wish you could –)
3. You get five extra entries ( you need to enter them as comments) if you have proof that you have bought this e-book.
4. You get EIGHT extra entries if one of your friends has proof of buying this ebook after reading your tweet, your facebook bit, or your reblog or simply because you have brow beaten them into it. Have them comment here and mention YOUR NAME as the brilliant person who turned you on to this thing. So if YOU don’t read e-books, make your friends buy them and get the credit!
There. I’m proud of myself. Totally mainstream. Not that I, in my eternal self-doubt, expect more than three people to show up here – but hey! Hope blooms eternal –
Good luck, my dears! I’ll have to get your mailing address when you win, so make sure your contact info is active.
I will announce the winners on March 24th, 2012. So waste no time! Oh, I hope you do this –