When not working on my novel this year, I was hard at work writing the strategy guides for DOOM, The Bioshock Collection, and a soon-to-be-released title that rhymes with Beers and Gore, More! Which, by the way, sounds like a pretty awesome game. Anyway, the time has come to hold one final video game strategy guide giveaway. I’ve got copies of some great books to give away — The Bioshock Collection weighs in at 560 pages and I’ve got hardcover copies of the guide for DOOM, just for starters.
So here’s how it’s going to work. In order to have a chance at winning, you need to be signed up for my newsletter. So pop your email address into the bar at the top of the page or the box on the right and check your email for the confirmation link. The bonus to this is that you get a free downloadable copy of my short travel memoir, One Lousy Pirate.
As soon as I receive my contributor’s copies for, ahem, Beers and Gore, More!, I will mail the contest entry to my mailing list. There will be three links: one for each book. To be entered in a drawing for any of those books, all you’ll have to do is click the corresponding link. Go ahead and enter all three if you like, but you can only enter for each book once. Duplicate entries will be ignored.
Then, after the contest entry goes out, I’ll hold the drawing and send signed copies of each book out to the winners. I’m expecting to host a drawing for 3 copies of each book, so you’ve got plenty of opportunity to win. Nine to be exact.
This is a good time to mention that if you don’t play video games but know someone who does, you should send them this link. Yes, I know, this is blatant self-promotion. But seriously, these books go for up to $30 each and I’m covering the postage. Why not tell your gaming friends about it?
UPDATE: The contest is open to anyone from anywhere. I’ve mailed free books to Europe in the past. However, given the size/weight of these particular books, I have to ask that winners from outside North America contribute towards shipping costs. This is just something I’m doing on my own, not as part of any corporate promotion. I appreciate your understanding.
About that Newsletter…
I know, right. You don’t want to give your email to another site. I get it, trust me. Well, aside from getting a free copy of One Lousy Pirate and being eligible for the contest, you’ll also receive a monthly mailing from me that includes some updates on the blog, special subscriber-only information about my upcoming novel, and small doses of whimsy. Whimsy being as expensive as it is these days, I only dole it out on special occasions. I appreciate your understanding.
Newsletter subscribers will also be eligible for future offers and giveaways, a chance to read an early copy of my upcoming novel, and more.
And One More Thing…
I’ll be giving a lecture on October 13th in Kirkland, Washington about the bike tour my wife and I did. If you’re in the area and can make it, I’d love to see you. Get there early as space is limited.