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Hobnob giveaway 2.0: Storyteller

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Edited: Jul 15, 2011, 2:42pm Top

"Blood and fire, gold and steel and poetry, a river’s voice in the silence of the night, and the shining strings of a harp—all these and more I have known in my time. Steep mountains, dark forests, and the endless song of the rain; music and laughter and feasting in the fire-bright halls of kings; a dusty road, and a fast horse, and a good friend beside me; and the sweet taste of the mead of Dun Eidyn, with its bitter aftermath: a dragon’s hoard of memories I have gathered, bright-colored as a long summer’s day. Now they are all gone, the men and women I knew when I was young, gone like words on the wind, and I am left here in the twilight to tell you their tale. Sit, then, and listen if you will to the words of Gwernin Kyuarwyd, called Storyteller..."

I'm starting another two-part giveaway of Storyteller, the first book in my Storyteller series. Storyteller is historical fiction with supernatural elements, set in 6th century Wales, and suitable for either adult or young adult readers. It follows the adventures of a young storyteller who wants to become a professional bard - an important position in his culture. This is the first book in a trilogy, and the first of a projected longer series. I'm running this giveaway now to generate new interest prior to next year's release of the fourth book in the series. LibraryThing reviews would be nice, but in this case are optional, since I've already got a lot here; blog reviews, on the other hand, are eagerly solicited.

So what's "two-part" about it? Just this: I am repeating last year's experiment of giving away one (1) trade paperback copy* and ten (10) e-book copies in the same giveaway to qualified people**. To enter, post a message to this thread telling me if you want to be in the drawing for the hard copy, the e-book, or both. (In addition, I'm also running an open LT Member's Giveaway for another 25 e-book copies.) In four weeks, on August 12th, I'll compile two lists and make random selections from each, then post the winners here. E-book winners will be e-mailed a Smashwords.com coupon code, good for a month, which will allow them to download their preferred e-book format of Storyteller for free. All Smashwords e-books are non-DRM, and available formats include Kindle, Epub, LRF for Sony reader, and Palm Doc. The paperback will be mailed the following day by USPS.

* Paperback giveaway is restricted to U.S. mailing addresses for economic reasons. E-book giveaways are unrestricted geographically.

** Qualifications to enter: public LT account, at least 25 books cataloged and at least 5 reviews posted on LT. People with book blogs who are interested in reading and reviewing e-book versions are invited to jump the queue by leaving me a private profile comment now.

Jul 15, 2011, 3:48pm Top

Hi, I'd be very interested in a hard copy. Thanks for the opportunity.

Jul 15, 2011, 3:51pm Top

Nice to see you back Gwernin. I've read Storyteller so I'm not entering the draw this time:)

Jul 15, 2011, 7:48pm Top

2: yolana: you're on the list.

3: thanks, calm. I'm trying to restart my discussion thread - come over and join us.

Jul 20, 2011, 10:06am Top

Thought I'd better bounce this back up.

Jul 20, 2011, 12:45pm Top

Hi I'm signed up for the giveaway and would be interested in an ebook.Thanks for the offer!

Jul 20, 2011, 1:32pm Top

Despite it being an ebook, I'm signed up for the MG, but since my luck is dismal, I would be very interested in the paperback, but I could live with the ebook. (ebooks just don't look pretty on my bookshelves.)

Jul 20, 2011, 2:00pm Top

6: with that many reviews you certainly qualify to jump the queue for an ebook - I'll leave you a profile message.

7: I'll put you in the drawing for the paperback first, then.

Jul 20, 2011, 3:17pm Top


Jul 25, 2011, 8:59am Top

time to bump this again ;-)

Jul 25, 2011, 4:39pm Top

Gwernin, I haven't been able to be online much lately, so thank you for letting me know about your newest giveaway. I'm having major computer issues, so the ebook won't work for me. But I'd love to be entered in your paperback giveaway. Thanks!

Jul 29, 2011, 3:21pm Top

This giveaway has two more weeks to run, but I thought I'd bump it up to the top again before the weekend to give more people a chance to see it.

Aug 10, 2011, 2:34pm Top

One last bump to point out that this giveaway ends Friday! Anyone requesting an ebook on this thread in the next two days will almost certainly get one...

Edited: Aug 12, 2011, 4:36pm Top

This giveaway is now closed. Since I only had two people requesting the paperback, I had my sister flip a coin without telling her why, and Yolanda gets the book. Normally I'd mail it tomorrow, but I have a storytelling gig, so it will probably be sometime early next week.

Aug 12, 2011, 7:58pm Top

>14 gwernin: Dang, 50-50 and I still can't win! LOL!

Aug 12, 2011, 8:46pm Top

15: Well, how about an ebook, then?

Aug 12, 2011, 8:49pm Top

An ebook would be great. (I managed not to win one in your Member Giveaway. I am not heading to Vegas anytime soon.)

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