Yes, it is July – it’s been a busy couple of months! Regular readers will remember that in April, we had a bonus offer for two lucky purchasers to win a copy of two great books I had surplus (new, unread!). I finally got around to using the Random Number Generator to get those winners!
Suzanne was the first name drawn, and will have first choice of either A Confusion of Princes by Garth Nix or The Shattering by Karen Healey (Lara will receive the book Suzanne doesn’t choose).
Thanks to everyone who purchased a FableCroft book in April! And my apologies it took so long for me to draw the winners
Buy any FableCroft book from now until the end of April, and go in the draw to win a copy of either Karen Healey’s awesome book, The Shattering, OR Garth Nix’s new novel (equally if differently awesome), A Confusion of Princes! Yup, two prizes, with the first person drawn getting first choice of book! Each book purchase will increase your chances of winning – buy three books, get three entries!
It occurred to me today that I have a marvellous opportunity to give readers (even more) incentive to pre-order their copy of FableCroft’s forthcoming gift book, To Spin a Darker Stair. The book features stories by Catherynne M Valente and Faith Mudge, and is illustrated by Kathleen Jennings.
Last month I accidentally ended up with an extra copy of Sea Hearts, the newest novel from the marvellous Margo Lanagan (I reviewed it here). I highly recommend it, so I’m offering it up as a pre-order prize! One lucky person who pre-orders To Spin a Darker Stair before March 15, 2012, will win Sea Hearts as well (drawn randomly from all pre-orders).
So, for just $7.95 (Australia), $8.95 (New Zealand) or $9.95 (rest of the world) you have the chance to get not just one but TWO awesome (beautiful) books! Don’t miss out on your chance to win - pre-order now! **
** Winner will be drawn from all pre-orders prior to March 15, 2012, including those already placed.
Congratulations Deborah, who has won The Way of the Wizard. Thanks everyone who entered!
There’s a story behind this competition. Aaaaages ago I put The Way of the Wizard, an anthology edited by John Joseph Adams, on my Book Depository wish list. Then, in November, I had a bit of a book buying spree. And somehow, I managed to double order the book. Which was silly of me, but has a very good outcome for YOU. Because I thought, well, what will I do with TWO copies of this excellent anthology? And the answer was simple – give it away, of course!
It’s nearly Christmas, so for something festively related… To go in the draw, simply leave a comment telling us which author (living or dead – well, not DEAD, unless you like zombies, but you know, if that person was still alive…!) you would most like to come to Christmas dinner and why. Easy! Winner will be drawn randomly from all entries.
Competition closes December 24 (I have a fairly flexible definition on when the day ends, given there are people all over the world who might enter!) and I will draw the winner late Christmas Day. Open internationally, and will post by December 27.
And if you’re interested in keeping up with all our competitions, specials, new releases, submissions calls and so on, you might like to sign up to the combined Twelfth Planet Press / FableCroft Publishing Newsletter. Sign up here!
Congratulations to Nicole Murphy, who has won a copy of Stories, edited by Neil Gaiman and Al Sarrantonio. Nicole’s comment, telling us that Sean Williams’ Broken Lands novels were her favourite Australian books, was randomly selected from some great Aussie story recommendations! Thanks to everyone who entered. Look for another giveaway soon!
Last week I received the advance print copies of Worlds Next Door (and it looks beautiful!). This week, I finalised the lineup for Australis Imaginarium and am delighted to announce it!
I’m sure you’ll agree it’s an intriguing and totally awesome lineup
To celebrate Australis Imaginarium being (almost) ready to go to print, we’re giving away another book!
This time, it’s an original anthology of imaginative short fiction edited by bestselling authors Neil Gaiman and Al Sarrantonio – Stories is pretty to look at and packed with awesome authors and their work.
Publisher’s Weekly says: “This collection of 27 never-before published stories from an impressive cast — Roddy Doyle, Joyce Carol Oates, and Stuart O’Nan, among others — sets out to shift genre paradigms. The overarching theme is fantastic fiction, or fiction of the imagination, with fantasy being used in the most broad-sweeping sense rather than signaling the familiar commercial staples of elves, ghouls, and robots.”
Interested? Want a chance to win? Here’s how! We’re celebrating Australian stories in Australis Imaginarium, so in the comments here, simply tell me your favourite Australian novel or short story (or both!) and why you love it. It doesn’t have to be speculative fiction, simply Australian in some way. And yes, it is somewhat ironic that I’m celebrating Australian fiction with the reward of a non-Australian book – I can if I wanna!
Open to all (happy to post internationally if needs be), winner to be chosen at random from eligible entries. Entries close Sunday July 18, 2010.