Saturday, July 07, 2007

Free books ...

... but this time they're mine! Temporarily, at least.


I'm not sure whether you realise this, but whenever I give away books in my monthly draw I pay for the books and the postage myself. (Yes, I get a discount on the books, but the average draw costs me $120-$200 depending how many I give away and how many of them are going overseas.)

Aren't publishers supposed to do this sort of thing? Yes, and they do during the first few months after the launch, but they can't keep pouring cash into publicity when a book has been out for a year or more.

Anyway, I asked my publisher for yet another box of books to give away, and when they arrived I unfolded the invoice and discovered they hadn't charged me anything for them. 25 copies for nix! (I know they appreciate my efforts, and they know I'm spending up to promote Hal Spacejock. I guess it works both ways.)

So, that's the next couple of months taken care of. More draws coming up - get your name in!

* Amongst the box of new release Hal Spacejocks I received some of the original Hal Spacejocks. So, I had to include the other cover image.

Simon Haynes is the author of the Hal Spacejock and Hal Junior series (Amazon / Smashwords / other formats)


Gabriele C. said...

Where are the winning numbers for the last months? I get my email with a number every month, but the link leads to the main page and the latest winning numbers there are from March. I can't find any updates. :(

Btw, I'd like to change my emai for the draws to my yahoo account, the 1&1 system sucks after they upgraded it. But I don't want to register double.

Simon Haynes said...

If you refresh the first page (or one of the others) you should see all the draws down the right hand side. Any news page should do it. If not, the direct links are here:




If you submit a new entry I'll just remove the hotmail one.

Gabriele C. said...

I'll check the links, thank you.

Not hotmal, it's the domain. I'm getting pretty cross with my provider, 1&1, which always upgrades to suckier versions.

Simon Haynes said...

Ta. I deleted your comment containing your email address in case of web/spam harvesters picking it up.