How hard can it be to give someone a book? I've hosted a couple giveaways on this blog, and it doesn't seem all that complicated.
Yet, there are blogs out there that can't seem to handle it. I won't name names, but I will say I'd had a couple disappointing experiences after winning giveaways. In one case, I'm still waiting for nine books to arrive in the mail, and I've been waiting for over a year. Groan. Sufficed to say, I quit holding my breath a while back.
But, rather than piss and moan at length, I figured I would do something positive and host my own little giveaway. I've picked out a few books from my collection, packaged them together, and will give them away to one lucky winner. And they're all zombie books. The five books up for grabs are:
Max Brooks' World War Z - I read and reviewed this one back at the start of 2010. You can read the review by clicking here, if you like. I received this courtesy of Adventures with Cecelia Bedelia in late '09 when she heard I was interested in it. Thanks, Celia!
Tonia Brown's Lucky Stiff - I won this through a giveaway hosted by vvb32reads. You can read my review of it by clicking here. Zombie erotica proved to be an interesting blend of genres. You can also pay a visit to Tonia's blog, if you like.
Brian Keene's The Rising and City of the Dead - These copies purchased in April of last year and were published by Dorchester's Leisure Books imprint. Click here to read why Brian Keene, as of yesterday, is asking everyone to boycott Dorchester. It sucks that he didn't get a penny from these two books when they were bought--PAY YOUR AUTHORS! Still, they're bought and paid for, and it's not like I'm gonna burn 'em in protest. I'd rather prevent sales to Dorchester by giving my copies of these books away to someone. I'm just gonna wait for a reputable publisher to re-release them, then buy them again. Incidentally, you can buy the audiobook formats of these two titles through Dark Realms Audio. In the meantime, BOYCOTT DORCHESTER!
... and an audiobook version of Jane Austen's & Seth Grahame-Smith's Pride & Prejudice & Zombies.
Here are the rules:
- The giveaway is open to anyone living in a country to which Book Depository delivers. Even though the five books listed above will be given from my own personal collection, there is a BONUS prize to keep in mind.
BONUS: If you follow my blog, you will also be eligible to win a sixth bonus zombie book of your choice available via Book Depository ($15 limit).
- If the winner of the five books is not a follower of my blog, I will draw a second name from the entrants who do follow my blog, and they will win that sixth bonus zombie book.
- To become a follower of my blog--and earn a shot at that sixth book--look to the sidebar on the right and follow using either Google Friend Connect or Networked Blogs. Or, you can even follow via Twitter.
- The giveaway will remain open until Friday, April 15th at 12:00 PM EST. I'll then pick at random one winner and announce who it is on the blog shortly thereafter.
Easy enough, right? So CLICK HERE TO FILL OUT THE ENTRY FORM! I've included a couple of extra questions that are not required, but simply to satisfy my own curiosity, like what your favorite zombie book is. GOOD LUCK!