I'll tackle the debacle regarding The House Eaters on Monday, today belongs to The Saints are Dead.
Pre-orders are up through Aqueous Press and if you order during the month of April, you can enter a sweet contest (in which everyone who pre-orders wins a prize).
I love this book. I've worked ridiculously hard on this book (and the editor has, too). Some of my favorite stories are included ("Gary Sump's Hidden City," "Dancing Lessons," "The World in Rubber, Soft and Malleable," "Reciprocity" the entire list is here). I love those freakin' stories and I want you to love them, too.
So I'm offering an incentive to pony up for a copy.
Here are the rules:
If you pre-order The Saints are Dead (or order if it goes live before April 30th) , please forward me a copy of the receipt (or a snippet at least--I don't need all the financial details) and I'll put your name in a drawing (actually I'll add it five times). Each pre-order will also receive a free story in his/her mailbox, a previously unpublished story. Now that's exciting, right? But you must send me an email to enter: aaron.polson[at]gmail.com I promise not to spam you. Scout's honor.
You may also enter the drawing with a tweet (just be sure to direct folks to the pre-order url: http://aqueousbooks.com/publications.htm) or a mention on a blog/facebook. Make sure to tag me or use the @aaronpolson handle on Twitter and I'll find your entry.
1st prize: American Fantastic Tales edited by Peter Straub (slightly used but in pristine condition--I received a second set when I subscribed to the Library of America)
2nd prize: Mr. Gaunt and Other Uneasy Encounters by John Langan
3rd prize: Northern Haunts edited by Tim Deal (paperback--and signed by yours truly if you like)
Entries are welcome from around the world.
You have until April 30th.
I thank you and my stories thank you.