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I have five uncorrected galleys to use for my promotional efforts for the upcoming novel. If I'd been smarter, I would have asked (and paid) for 20, but I didn't. What should I do with them? Please only click five choices, if you can bear to restrain yourself.


Poll #1393311 Please choose 5 or fewer.

I have 5 Advanced Reader Editions of Child of Fire. What should I do with them?

Keep one for myself
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Keep a second one for myself, in case I want to have my work archived
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Send a copy to Nancy Pearl, NPR librarian and book reviewer (I'm a fan)
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Send one to the national NPR host who confessed a love of "the dark stuff" before a segment on the TV show "Brimstone" many years ago
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Send a copy to the local NPR personality who admitted to having an Eowyn figure on her desk
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Give one as a bribe to the guys who will be putting me up during the Comic-Con
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Make one a prize for a contest held on this LJ.
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Make one a prize for a contest held on my main (and rather lonely) blog
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Give one away to a random commenter on this LJ
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Give one away to a random commenter on my main (and rather lonely) blog.
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Assign two books to an option mentioned above (clarify which option in comments)
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Ticky!
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Something else I'll explain in comments
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Uncorrected tickies sometimes ticky us
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Yeah, I love NPR.

Comments

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seawasp
May. 1st, 2009 10:56 pm (UTC)
Maybe keep one for yourself -- hard to part with them -- but give the others away to anyone you think will read them and talk about them.

When you get the REAL books, do the same thing.
burger_eater
May. 2nd, 2009 04:58 am (UTC)
Well, I'm trying to figure out how to get them to the people who can spread the word farthest.
i_amsherlocked
May. 1st, 2009 10:58 pm (UTC)
You will be able to snag one of your ARCs at Comic-con for the friend in SD....
Definitely send one in to NPR!
I vote to give one away in each blog/journal via contest or random comment.
Also, if you save two copies for yourself, you can loan one out to a few different reviewers and get it back without messing up your good copy. (I've known an author or two to do that)
burger_eater
May. 2nd, 2009 11:42 pm (UTC)
Loaning out a copy is a fantastic idea! I think I'm going to give that a try.

Thanks!
i_amsherlocked
May. 3rd, 2009 06:15 am (UTC)
well, If you want to start, I'd be happy to borrow for a review, LOL!
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