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Want a free copy of one of my books?

Are you a reader who writes reviews on your blog? Or maybe Goodreads? Or somewhere else?

Well, you can get an early copy of KING KHAN just for the asking, and when you do, you’ll also get a copy of Stephen Blackmoore’s KHAN OF MARS, the prequel to mine. That’s two books about the adventures of a fussy Oxford professor who’s also a gorilla.

All you have to do is sign up at the publisher’s site before September 30th. They’ll pick 15 names from the people who contact them, and send out both books.

You guys know Stephen Blackmoore’s work, right? His debut novel was one of Kirkus’s “Best of 2012.”

Free books, you guys. Check it out.

I know I keep promising to talk about the stretch goals for this, but I just need a little more time to nail things down.

Mirrored from Twenty Palaces. You can comment here but not there.


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Sep. 24th, 2013 07:06 pm (UTC)
I went to sign up, and filled stuff out... but I don't see a "submit" button. I did leave a quick comment, but I couldn't see any indication my filled-out form went anywhere.

EDIT: Well, I figured it out; the rest of the form is hidden, and it only appears (at least on my machine) if you tab to each additional field, or try to highlight it. Unless you do that, though, you can't tell that there's any more of the form past the "Do you post reviews on the following websites" question.

Edited at 2013-09-24 07:11 pm (UTC)
Sep. 24th, 2013 07:20 pm (UTC)
When I look at the form, the bottom of the box shows a question with no space to answer it. The form moves when I use the scroll wheel on my mouse or the up/down arrow keys, but there's no scroll bar on the side, and there should be.

I'll email them about it.

EDIT: they've added a link directly to the survey, so thanks for pointing out those issues.

Edited at 2013-09-24 08:45 pm (UTC)
Sep. 24th, 2013 08:56 pm (UTC)
My pleasure; glad to help!
Sep. 24th, 2013 08:40 pm (UTC)
You seem to be doing okay so far without stretch goals. :)
Sep. 24th, 2013 08:43 pm (UTC)
I have two types of comments from people: Where are the stretch goals? and We don't need stretch goals take the extra money and write more books.

I find them equally compelling ideas.
Sep. 24th, 2013 08:46 pm (UTC)
Split the difference and do a couple of low-key stretch goals at fairly outrageous numbers? :)
Sep. 25th, 2013 12:57 am (UTC)
You speak wisely.

I'm thinking I should just put things I was going to do anyway into this project so the backers will get more stuff, but I can't go promising new novels or something. I have no idea what I'm going to write after this.

Luckily I have so much work ahead of me I don't have to think about it right now.
Sep. 25th, 2013 06:16 am (UTC)
Yeah, absolutely no new novels or anything of that nature. If people feel cheated because of no significant stretch goals they can cancel their pledges, but 1. a handful of canceled pledges isn't going to hurt you, and 2. most people aren't going to feel that way, particularly since we're getting an entire trilogy, and that's what we're buying in for.
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