Drowning. I’m drowning in books. Advance reader copies of Not Without My Father: One Woman’s 444-Mile Walk of the Natchez Trace. I’m part of a crack team of crazies: publisher, publicist and author. We’re working together to get Not Without My Father covered everywhere on launch day – January 15, 2015!
But I don’t think it’s fair for a bunch of strangers to read my book first. Not when so many of you were practically walking beside me on the Natchez Trace.
The first twenty-five commenters that start their comment with “I’M IN!” on this post today only will receive a signed advance reader copy (ARC) of Not Without My Father: One Woman’s 444-Mile Walk of the Natchez Trace.
If you start your comment with “I’M IN!” then you AGREE TO DO THE FOLLOWING:
- You agree to read the book between today (October 29, 2014) and November 30, 2014.
- You agree to add the book to your current Goodreads reading list and write a review on Goodreads here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23436149-not-without-my-father
- You agree to purchase a copy of Not Without My Father: One Woman’s 444-Mile Walk of the Natchez Trace for yourself or for someone else on launch day: January 15, 2015. (The final version will have extras, including the first chapter of I Am Number Thirteen, the sequel to To Live Forever: An Afterlife Journey of Meriwether Lewis. I can’t force you to purchase the book, but I know you understand why that’s important.) IF YOU CANNOT PURCHASE THE BOOK ON JANUARY 15, 2015, you agree to send a link to purchase with a strong endorsement to five readers in your life on launch day.
Please do not publish reviews on your blogs before January 15, 2015. (But please do publish your review on Goodreads ASAP.)
Please do not share images of the cover of Not Without My Father: One Woman’s 444-Mile Walk of the Natchez Trace on any social media site before January 15, 2015. However, you may post teaser images of a small portion of the cover wherever you like (as I have done by example in this post.)
Please respect the work that went into creating this book. Do not loan the ARC to your friends/relations/enemies to read when you finish and do not list your free ARC for sale anywhere or donate it to a used bookstore. (All reasons why most authors make negative $2.50 per word written.)
If you love the book and can’t wait to share it with your friends/relations/enemies, PLEASE wave your advance copy in their faces and say, “Na-na-na-boo-boo! I got to read this awesome book early, and you can’t get it until January 15, 2015!”
Multiple comments do not constitute multiple entries.
If you cannot perform the tasks listed above, please do not say “I’M IN!”
Thank you for reading and for your excitement about Not Without My Father. I’m terrified of what you will think about this book, Dear Reader……..but that won’t stop me from flinging myself and it off the cliff.