Oh, my God! I'm scrambling to get packed for Houston, and you people think I should be blogging? Are you out of your ever-lovin' minds?!?
Well, maybe you are -- or maybe I am -- since the "you people" telling me to blog are all voices in my head. Still...those mothers are loud! "Your new book just came out...PROMOTE, you schmuck!" they keep shrieking.
But seeing as I don't have any time and I'm not exactly a master of self promotion anyway, I'm going to go the easy route: plagiarism. It's too late to steal someone else's book, so instead I'm just going to steal someone else's book contest.
Only I'm no Joe. For one thing, I'm not a super-successful publishing JUGGERNAUT!!! I also don't have a wonderful assistant named Claire, as Joe apparently does. I don't even have a smelly, completely incompetent assistant named Cletus or Bobo. (Bobo would be my trained monkey. If I had a trained monkey. Which, as stated above, I do not. So hold off on those protests, PETA!) I mean, obviously I need help (in more ways than one), but it's just me here, so I have to make this a first come, first served kinda deal.
Here it is. The first 10 people to send me their receipt for The Crack in the Lens will get, absotively posilutely free, the paperback edition of either On the Wrong Track or The Black Dove. (They can also have the Japanese-language edition of On the Wrong Track, if they want, but I can't imagine I'm going to get many takers on that. Even in Japan.)
If you want to hop aboard the free book gravy train, shoot me a message at steve AT stevehockensmith DOT com and...well, I'm still working on the details. (No Claire, remember?) And tell 'em Joe sent you!
Now...where did I put that damn suitcase...?
July 27, 2009