Monday, November 15, 2010

A Very Loathsome Contest

Loathsome, Dark and Deep is almost upon us...

Help me give away some prizes...

1st Prize: $25 gift certificate to an online bookstore of your choice (Amazon, Barnes & Noble...), a copy of Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad (inspiration for Loathsome, Dark & Deep), and a copy of Robert Frost's Poems (the source of the title of my novel).

2nd Prize: a copy of Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad and a copy of this year's print edition of 52 Stitches.

All entrants with at least five "points" will receive a Loathsome, Dark and Deep bookmark signed by the author...er, me.

Here's how you rack up the points (and the rest of the rules):
  1. Post a link to the trailer or embed the trailer online (here's the YouTube link). You get a new entry (point) in the contest every time you post at a different place. Some spots you can post: your blog, Twitter, Facebook, LJ, Myspace... wherever you like! If you tweet about it, please use the hashtag #loathsomenovel.
    and/or post a link to the contest page (here)
    and/or post a link to the pre-order page at Belfire Press
    and/or post a link to the Loathsome, Dark and Deep official site.
  2. Comment below telling me where you linked. Please include a link to each post.
  3. Pre-orders receive a five point bonus (for each copy purchased...wink, wink), just forward the pre-order confirmation to aaron.polson(at)gmail.com with the subject line "pre-order".
  4. Your name gets put in a virtual "hat" for each point. On the book's release date (11/30/10), I'll use a random number generator to pick two winners.
Any questions? Drop me a line: aaron.polson(at)gmail.com.

16 comments:

Cate Gardner said...

Ha! Looks like I entered without realising I'd entered...Erm, I mean, I'd already planned a Loathsome post to go live today. Woot for me!

L.R. Bonehill said...

Great trailer. I'm in!

Aaron Polson said...

Thanks Cate, L.R.

Tony Southcotte said...

Here is an odd question. Were you able to retain your ebook rights? I am going to buy one either way, I just haven't decided to get it in print or for my Nook. I always prefer the option that puts a little more cash in the author's pockets.

Aaron Polson said...

E-rights and print are with the publisher, but both are fairly lucrative. I think the e-book will be priced at $2.99, so that's a steal of a deal.

Rebecca Nazar said...

Yay! How exciting! Congrats!

Aaron Polson said...

Thanks, Becca, and thanks for the "signal boost".

Natalie L. Sin said...

I love all the trailers popping up : ) Thank you, internet.

Aaron Polson said...

It is a little surreal, isn't it?

Alan W. Davidson said...

Sir...consider yourself blogged and Twittered (did that sound dirty?)

Rabid Fox said...

Very cool stuff, Aaron. Really like that book trailer. So far, I've retweeted a link to this contest.

http://twitter.com/#!/WagTheFox/status/4608201110589440

And I'll be spreading the word some more soon.

Rabid Fox said...

Retweeted a link to the book trailer today:

http://twitter.com/#!/WagTheFox/status/4656306463965184

Danielle Ferries said...

Posted. And I've dropped you an email about pre-ordering. Fantastic cover too by the way :)

Alan W. Davidson said...

I have pre-ordered a copy of Loathsome (not that I'm trying to score extra points, or anything like that...)

Jaidis said...

I posted the trailer on my facebook and myspace pages :)

http://www.facebook.com/brandyjolene?v=box_3#!/posted.php?id=12631181

http://www.myspace.com/bulletins/view/29471805/6684646721?hash=MIG2BgkrBgEEAYI3WAOggagwgaUGCisGAQQBgjdYAwGggZYwgZMCAwIAAQICZgMCAgDABAiWyNA7UBDrDQQQ02lF9jCWHwYAoKnZ7YVIiwRorvYVjlnxKkq1k9yquMy4K3ehCJq8Ozxtd6THvBhhXknUB%2bizq0u0BeRFwb7MM3RhCNf%2fZunffPkAAnB2fQ6z%2btNV7d5D1TRnWMQ%2bNYKjH3b4vw2EbwPKGGImgAdazB0CLCJ2l8MH5fc%3d

Rabid Fox said...

Just put a blog post to help promote this bad boy.

http://waggingthefox.blogspot.com/2010/11/on-my-radar-aaron-polsons-loathsome.html