My "Blog-o'versary" is coming up on June 23 and I'll be a whole year old! Wow...time's just flyin' by! In honor of my "momentous occasion", I'm giving away a $25 Amazon gift card to some lucky reader. I'm gonna put a little twist on it though.
Have you ever read a book and loved it, only to learn that it doesn't find the great success you'd expect? Maybe because its from a small publishing house, or maybe because its badly marketed? It's not only frustrating for us, the readers, but imagine how it must feel to be the author. To put heart and soul into a book, to know its really good, and yet....phhhhtttt....tepid sales.
I'm a huge advocate for a book I read this year, and first I want to encourage all of you to get out there and buy this book. The publishers have completely blown it, they've marketed this book as a niche book in a narrow, restrictive genre, and its just soooo much more!
Big Sid's Vincati is simply the best book I've read this year. My review is HERE. But don't take my word for it, you can read other reviews on AMAZON as well. And yet another review is HERE. Even Stanley Fish at the NY Times likes it! (It just takes him a while to get to it in his posting.) Everyone I've given this book to has loved it. Young, old, male, female, motorcycle guy and housewife. I can't find a negative review out there and believe me, I've looked! So, I'm asking the blogging community to get behind this book and send it flying off the shelves!
So--here's what you do to enter this giveaway.
First..leave me a comment with your favorite under-appreciated and under-loved book. That'll get you one entry.
Second--Blog or tweet about this giveaway, that's entry #2!
Third--Blog or tweet about Big Sid's Vincati. Help me get the word out there and let's see if we can generate some buzz. That'll get you another entry.
Fourth..Read Big Sid's and review it! Leave me a link to the review and that'll get you three more entries!
All total, you can get 6 entries for the giveaway and you'll read a great book while you're at it.
I'll be sending the gift card electronically, so the contest is open worldwide. I want to give you all time to get the book and read it for those last three entries, so I'm going to run it for one month. I'll randomize the entries and draw a winner on JULY 18!!
C'mon world...let's get together and help a deserving book find great success!! You can buy the book at your local store or here's a link to the Amazon page. (And to prove to y'all that my intentions are pure, I'm not putting up the Amazon associates link that might make me a few pennies on the sale!)