Well, hi there, peeps! Yeah, that’s right. I said Peeps. I figured it’s close to Easter, right? And since I’m about to announce a sweet contest, well, then maybe it would be okay to mention those little marshmallow candy things that people either love or hate. For the record, I hate them. But, since I love you guys, I’m gonna move on from this whole analogy while I still have your attention.
Today, in celebration of passing 50,000 ebooks sold (a number I never thought I would reach in my lifetime), I am announcing the biggest giveaway I have ever done. Want a hint? take a look at this picture:
That’s a whole lotta David McAfee. Probably too much for people who have better sense. As a bonus, several of the books in the image are collections that feature some other authors, most of whom are far better uses of your time than my puny little work. Anyway, for the two die-hard Mcafee fans who check this space daily, this might be something you are interested in, because the top prize in this contest is free McAfee for life.
Every book I have ever published, as well as every book I will ever publish. Until one of us goes on to the Great Library in the Sky. How will I accomplish this? Well, every time I publish a book I will make sure one copy gets reserved for the winner of this contest, even if I have to buy the dang thing myself and ship it. I should probably note that this prize does not include any books from Ghostwriter Publications, for obvious reasons.
The winner will have his or her choice to receive books in print or ebook form. If you choose print, then I can also sign the books. If you choose e-books, well then the wait time will be less. Your call. Please note: Some of my books are only available in ebook form. However, those that are not currently available in print will eventually find their way into a printed anthology, which will then find its way to the winner.
Two second-prize winners will receive a signed print copy of any of my books they choose. (Just one, though, folks.)
So, you are probably wondering what you have to do to enter such a fabulous contest. I don’t blame you, I’d be wondering that myself if I were a rabid McAfee fan. I’m not, of course, but I digress. Anyway, in just a few moments I am going to tell you all the title of the next Bachiyr novel. All you have to do is guess what historical event the story is based around. Yep, that’s it. And it’s not some prissy little thing like a signed treaty for more fruits by Roman Emperor so-and-so. Nope. This is a pretty big event. That and the title are the only hints you are going to get, though.
Once you know the answer, email it to me at monkeyfeet73 (at) yahoo.com between now and April 1st. (No, before you ask, this is not an April Fools joke, either. That would be mean on a level that is simply beyond me.) If your answer is correct, I will email you within 24 hours and let you know your name has been entered into the contest. I will then write your name and email address in a spreadsheet. Only one correct entry will be accepted per person, so once you are in, you need to do nothing else.
If your answer is incorrect, I will email you within 24 hours and let you know it. If this happens to you, please feel free to try again. You can keep trying all the way up until the 4/1/12 deadline. Once all entries have been entered into the spreadsheet, I will visit random.org, and use their random number generator to determine a first place winner and two second place winners.
I will announce the winners here on my blog on 4/7/12.
Since I know I’m forgetting something here, please feel free to use the comments section to ask any questions. But remember, part of the contest is getting the answer correct, so please do not use the Comments section to blurt out the answer. On that note, entries posted in the Comments section will NOT be considered.
Okay. Hopefully I’ve covered everything. So are you ready to learn the title of the next Bachiyr novel? Of course you are. Here it is:
And there you have it. What’s the book about? The contest begins now! Have at it, folks!