Daily Archives: March 5, 2012

Release Week Contest- Win a Signed Paperback!

We’re excited about our paperback release, as you might have noticed.  To celebrate, and hopefully get other people excited, we’re holding a contest to give away a personalized, signed copy of The Slipstream Con. 

That’s this book, in case you missed it:

How to enter:

Leave a comment on any of our release week posts, between now and 11:59 p.m., Sunday, March 11, 2012.  Make SURE to include your email address.  Comments without email addresses will not be added to the drawing.  If your name is pulled by the random number generator (I used Random.org, if you’re curious.) I will contact you and get a shipping address to mail your book to you.

If you’d like to comment, but aren’t interested in winning the book, feel free, but please indicate that you don’t want to be added to the pool of contestants.  Thanks!

Please share the contest far and wide.  If we get more than 100 commenters, we’ll give away -two- (2) copies of the paperback!

Writer vs. Reader: The eternal internal conflict

“The Slipstream Con” comes out in paperback tomorrow. To say I’m excited would be an understatement of epic proportions. I think it’s a safe bet that every single author out there wants to walk into a bookstore and see their baby.

Looking at it as a reader, my view is entirely different. I love my Kindle. Unless it’s something that’s photo-intensive, I buy most of my books in electronic format. If I had a color e-reader, that would probably change to 95-100% of what I bought.

So do you see my quandary? As a writer, it’s all about print books. It’s where you’re going to find (perceived) status and visibility. As a reader, I want to hop from my Kindle to my phone to my computer and back again. In other words, I want the book to be with me all the time… without having to remember to take it along. I also have the attention span of a ferret on speed, so I need instant access to my thousand and some titles.

Am I all alone in this? Is there anyone else out there feeling like they’re being torn asunder? Okay, so maybe it’s not quite that bad. Any other authors/authors-to-be out there at least think I’m not completely off the mark?

Remember… comments get you a chance to win an awesome goody basket that includes an autographed PAPERBACK copy of “The Slipstream Con”!!