Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy, a contest. Who doesn’t love a good contest? And how about one with great odds? Even better. Here’s your chance to win big. No, it’s not the Mega Millions, but you don’t have to cough up a buck for a ticket, either. All you have to do is sign up for my mailing list, and you will be registered to win a copy of my new novel, Sorry I Wasn’t What You Needed, in either paperback or Kindle format, your choice. (If you already have it or would prefer one of my other books, that can be arranged.)
Ugh, you’re thinking, more email. But … this is a very minimalist email list. In fact, if you hate email, this is just the list for you. Because I so rarely send emails to the list. And what’s more, I promise to never share the list with any third parties. It won’t be sold, loaned, bartered, or gambled away on poker night. Cross my heart and hope to die.
So, if I rarely send emails, what’s the point? Well, this is a list for big announcements, like new book releases or special deals. If you’re interested in those kinds of things, sign up. If you’re looking for recipes and tips on timeshare vacation rentals, this is not the list for you. But if you want to be the first person on your block to know about my next book, you’ll be sitting pretty. This is the kind of stuff one would post on Facebook. And I do, but since Facebook only sends my posts to roughly 6 percent of the people who follow me, it’s tough to get the word out. (And, yeah, that’s true. They want people to pay to “promote” their posts. If you don’t, almost no one sees them.) I tweet it on Twitter as well, but since I don’t want to be a complete tool, I don’t tweet it every hour on the hour and if you’re not on at the time I tweet, well, you might miss it. But if you check your email, hello, all set.
Are you in? All you have to do now is cough up your name and email address by July 3, 2015, and you will be automagically registered. One lucky winner will be selected at random on July 4, making the national holiday ever so slightly more festive, for them if no one else.