This message will tell you how to win an ebook copy* of the New Millennium Edition of So You Want to Be a Wizard... and also let you see the new cover.
Here’s how this will work.
You see the jigsaw puzzle above? Four times a day or so, a new version of the image with a piece (or two) (or three) removed will pop out of my Tumblr queue. Friday morning, August 3, when the book releases, the image will be complete.
So that’s nice. But here’s where those of you who feel like participating in this somewhat extended virtual booklaunch come in.
Want to be in the running for a free copy of the ebook version? Just reblog this post. (Likes don’t count, sorry. You must reblog to be eligible.) ETA: Multiple reblogs are OK. Just try not to drive the other people on your dashboards crazy. Yes, there’ll be a fair number of these posts floating around by Friday. Don’t worry yourselves about that. It doesn’t matter which one you reblog: I’ll be keeping track of them all.
I’ll be picking twenty rebloggers at random starting at noon (US) EDT on Friday, August 3, and will drop the URL where you can download the book into your mailbox. Or I’ll email it to you if you prefer. We will have all the major ebook formats: even, just this once, PDFs for those of you who don’t use or don’t like ebook readers. The books will not officially go on sale until all of the winners have received their copies: so you will literally be among the first people on the planet to get your hands on the book. (Virtually speaking.) (BTW, there will also be a Twitter version of this contest: the same timing will apply, though it won’t start for another couple of days.)
…Oh, and I’ll autograph your copy to you inside the ebook as well. It’s a little extra work, but worth it, I think
You can read more about the new release of this book here if you’re curious or haven’t heard the news as yet.
So there you go. Start reblogging, and good luck!
*Yes, there will be hard / “dead tree” copies of the book available too, starting around this time next month. Keep an eye on the Tumblr or the main blog at http://www.dianeduane.com/outofambit for details.