Saturday, April 09, 2011

Win A Signed Now-Rare First Edition of ALIBI JONES!



Looking at a couple Alibi Jones first editions sitting in a little stack in my room, I decided they needed to be out of my sight. Gone. How Lucky for YOU! I have all I need, a couple tucked away, a proof copy and one from the first print run. Tucked away where I don't have to look at them. 


I sometimes say books are like children. Only they're not. You can't redo your botched attempts at raising a kid, right? 


Did I just hear an "if only?" 


Luck for me, you CAN redo your botched attempts at books - in the case of Alibi Jones, my botched attempt at creating the book's cover. Thought it rocked when I first put it out a year and a half ago. But I've learned a lot about design and type since then. I've worked with artists much more talented than myself. I've now been able to redo the cover to Alibi Jones with striking new art by Federico Guillen (artist on my Good Samaritan book) and my own updated skillz. The old cover now just hurts to look at!


This is where you come in. I'm giving away these last two copies so I don't have to stare at them anymore. I'll sign 'em and throw them in the mail to you if you win.


Here's how to get a chance win: Become a friend of ALIBI JONES on facebook before the end of the day April 30th - that's up through 11:59 EDT on 4-30-2011. Here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Alibi-Jones/142797717510


That's it.


One of my Alibi Jones fans/friends/followers on facebook will then be drawn at random and will win the signed book. The winner will be announced on the Glow-in-the-Dark Radio Podcast on May 7th, 2011.


Not on facebook? Want another chance to win?


Just send an email to mike (dot) luoma (at) gmail (dot) com before the end of the day April 30th - that's up through 11:59 EDT on 4-30-2011 - with the Subject header "Alibi Jones Contest". One entry will be drawn at random and will win another signed book. The winner will also be announced on the Glow-in-the-Dark Radio Podcast on May 7th, 2011. Yes, you can enter both contests.


You'll win a signed, original first edition of Alibi Jones, with my old cover. The cover on the brand new second edition has been updated but the book itself is still the same inside as the one you'll receive, apart from a couple of cosmetic changes in the front matter. Aside from a hypothetical couple out there in the publishing stream, these are two of the last available of an edition that saw a small printing. These are rarities. Collectables. And one of them could be yours. 


Good Luck!