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Harper 05-31-2009 05:34 PM

Spotted in the Wild contest
OK, time for silly little contests.

Since the first three Greywalker books are being re-released in the US in mass market paperback, I challenge you to "spot them in the wild" and post a photo, or a link to a photo, here that shows the new book "in the wild".

First 5 people to post a photo or link of any one title in the series gets a $10 Amazon gift certificate. First person to post a photo of the mass market at a non-bookstore gets an extra prize (I'm still deciding on this item--something silly, rest assured.)

These are the rules:
  1. The book must be one of the new small format (mmp) editions from Roc.
  2. The photo must be your own original photo (no photoshopping or using someone else's photos, hotlinking to someone else's photo, etc.), it must show the book where you spotted it "in the wild", and you must describe where you spotted it.
  3. Only one award per person, though you may post as often as you want.
  4. A total of 5 prizes will be given for each book, total of 15 prizes in all.
  5. "Non-bookstore" shots include books spotted in places like grocery or drug stores, airport shops other than bookshops (newstands don't count as "bookstores" for this contest) and being read by stranger on the bus (no cheating here and taking a photo of someone with your copy, now.)
  6. No photos may be posted before the official release date (June 2 for Greywalker, July 7 for Poltergeist, August 4 for Underground)
  7. All winners will be announced on this forum thread. You must reply to this forum to claim your prize within 15 days of notification. If you do not reply, the prize will be prize will be awarded to the next eligible photo-poster.
  8. Any title may be posted at any time while this contest is still open.
  9. This contest will officially close when all prizes have been awarded or by 11:59 p.m. PDT, August 31 2009, whichever comes first. Closures for individual titles will be announced in this thread as they happen.

You can also follow updates on this contest on Facebook or Twitter

Although the mmp is being released only in the US so far as I know, I will send prizes anywhere in the world that the winning poster wants them sent.

Sakutian 06-03-2009 02:52 AM

I saw a ton of copies on the shelf at the bookstore down the street but by the time I returned with a camera they had all sold. It only took me like thirty minutes.

Harper 06-03-2009 03:00 AM

All of them? Wow.

Sakutian 06-03-2009 04:51 AM

Yeah I didn't sit there and count them but I think they must have had like ten copies on the shelf and a few more in another section.

hlyshtbtmn 06-03-2009 12:27 PM

I was at Borders yesterday and saw three copies, so I pulled out my phone and snapped a picture. Hope the quality is ok.

And since only their spines were showing, I moved two of them around so that you could see their covers, and left them that way.

Here's the pic:

Harper 06-03-2009 01:39 PM

Nice! You're the first person to post a photo, so definitely a gift certificate for you!

hlyshtbtmn 06-03-2009 07:24 PM

Awesome. So what do you need, my e-mail address?

And by the way, congrats on the re-release. I forgot to mention that in my last post. :grin:

Edit: Nevermind, I just realized I had a private message. Oops.

macbeaner 06-03-2009 10:43 PM

I saw it!
I actually found it in the new releases of the discount bookstore today!! :)

Harper 06-04-2009 02:23 PM

Neat! Prize for you! I shall send you a PM here.

Sakutian 06-09-2009 10:47 PM

The bookstore got new copies of the book in this week but they wouldn't let me take a picture of them for some reason.

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