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Commencify the Kindleosity!

17 November 2010

Here’s something not at all shocking — I want you to read my book, 47 Echo, when it comes out. The book is, after all, the whole reason this blog exists. And it releases two months from today, on January 17, 2011. Carina Press, my awesome publisher, is digital-first, which means the initial release will be an ebook you can get on your Kindle, Nook, Kobo, Reader, iPad, or what have you.

But wait! you say. I don’t have a Kindle, Nook, Kobo, Reader, iPad, or what have you! What kind of monster are you, sir?! (To which I might suggest you look into decaf.)

But worry no longer about your ereader-less-ness — I’m here with a pair of contests that’ll (possibly) fix that right up for you:

The Facebook Contest

Simple, this one. All you have to do is “Like” the 47 Echo Facebook Page. The catch is a magic number: 500. Once the page reaches 500 total people who Like it, I’ll run the ol’ random number generator, and that person wins. (Of course, it goes without saying that you can’t win if you’re related to me.)

How do we accomplish 500 likes? Well, if you already like the page, share it. Suggest it to friends. Electro-pimp away!

The Twitter Contest

This one’s easy, too. Follow @Tweet_Book on Twitter, and retweet the daily message it asks you to retweet. The first 100 unique retweets of the day are entered to win — on Jan. 17 (release day), ol’ Randomy The Number Generator gets kicked again and picks a winner. Simpler even than the Facebook one — but the odds aren’t as good, as @Tweet_Book already has about 2,700 followers. (You can’t be related to me for this one, either. Sorry.)

Fine, Fine. What Do I Win?

Each winner will receive, from me, a shiny, brand-spankin’ new Kindle 3G + WiFi. I’ll also include a Carina gift card for the purchase of 47 Echo (and a couple of other books, too).

So there you have it, folks. Enter now — Twitter, Facebook, or both — and get stuff from me!

Oh, and question for the gallery, just to keep the theme going — what’s the best sci-fi book you’ve read this year?

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19 Comments leave one →
  1. 18 November 2010 0240

    Big Kindle fan (using the iPhone app right now). Tried a Nook last weekend – FAIL! Best SciFi I read this year would have to be a repeat ‘- Footfall’ by Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle. Best alien invasion story I’ve ever read.

  2. 18 November 2010 0240

    …and the Google ad runs one for the Nook! Double-fail!

  3. 8 December 2010 2235

    I read “Boneshaker” by Cherie Priest … though it’s a little more Steampunk than it is “sci-fi” πŸ˜‰ Still, I thoroughly enjoyed it.

    BTW, is there someplace all the @Tweet_Book tweets can be read? Twitter won’t let me go back to the beginning.

  4. Patricia Hancock permalink
    24 December 2010 0842

    I would love to Kindle. Love to read outside and the kindle is the best to do this with.
    retweeted contest to my followers

  5. Nancy Reid permalink
    26 December 2010 0926

    Interesting concept for a book! Best of luck with it and thank you for the
    giveaway.

  6. Melissa Kelley permalink
    26 December 2010 1054

    Just wanted to say Congratulations on your new book and Thanks for a great giveaway! Msk3207@aol.com.

  7. Maureen permalink
    26 December 2010 2210

    My fave sci fi book is Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. The man was way ahead of his time, like most of the great science fiction authors. Best sci fi book I’ve read this year is The Dream of Perpetual Motion. Congrats on your book and happy holidays. I’m a real bookworm so a contest for a kindle is a treat to enter. I follow you on Twitter as @msmorev

    • 26 December 2010 2229

      I haven’t yet read The Dream of Perpetual Motion, but it’s on my list. πŸ™‚

  8. dawn beasley permalink
    28 December 2010 0916

    would love to kindle ….. reading keeps my mind going and i am running out of room for books!

  9. Diane Baum permalink
    1 January 2011 0453

    Kindle-the perfect way to read on the run

  10. Constance permalink
    2 January 2011 1012

    This is a fantastic giveaway! Thank you so much for hosting this, and congrats on your new book. Following on twitter as @ConVo_Info

  11. 2 January 2011 1052

    Best sci-fi of the year 2010 for me was Paolo Bacigalupi’s ‘The Windup Girl.’ Absolutely searing and traumatic, but brilliant.

    Good luck with 47 Echo!

  12. Linda Young permalink
    2 January 2011 1105

    Haven’t read much sci-fi this year. What I did read was Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Born of Night and Born of Fire. They go in that order. I love her sense of humor. She just makes it fun to read and the stories are good too. What can I say? I’m a big fan!

  13. Ginette permalink
    3 January 2011 0647

    Great contest, thank you, I have The Earthsea Trilogy (TRILOGY) by Ursula K. Le Guin to read, can’t wait to have a weekend where I can just sit and read this front to back, heard great things about this book.

  14. ciesla504 permalink
    4 January 2011 1334

    This looks like FUN for a change! What a very FUN way to have a giveaway and what a very exciting prize! Yay! Thank you so much for the chance. I “like” you on facebook (Kimberly Ciesla) and I am also following and tweeting you on twitter! @ciesla504 ❀ Thank you, and have a great day!

  15. Sandra S permalink
    4 January 2011 1338

    Would love to have a kindle, reading some ebooks on my smartphone now, but it’s hard on the eyes and it would be much nicer to read it on a bigger screen.
    I like you on facebook @sand516
    I follow you on tweeter and am retweeting your tweets @sandra516
    Best sci-book read in 2010 was SURFACE DETAIL by Iain M. Banks, haven’t been able to read one this year yet! πŸ™‚

  16. hannah griffin permalink
    10 January 2011 0643

    I’ve only just read Neverwhere by Neil Gaimen. What a great read. I was pregnant at the time which gave me vivid dreams about the book. I was really there honest heehee

  17. 10 January 2011 0741

    Robert J. Sawyer’s “Calculating God.”

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